AAPP Awards


Awards Description


THE MAX WASTL SR. AWARD
This award was developed to pay homage to Max Wastl Sr. for his long and continued contributions to the polygraph profession. Nominees for this award are individuals that have, over the years, made significant contributions which can be scientific, materialistic (publications), modifications and/or advancements in instrumentation, testing techniques or distinguished, long-standing service. Nominees must be in good standing with the AAPP and selection must be made by a unanimous vote of the Board. If a consensus cannot be reached, the award will not be issued for that year.

THE HOLLY S. CANTY MEMORIAL AWARD
This award was developed to pay tribute to Holly S. Canty for outstanding leadership and dedicated service to the AAPP. Criteria for this selection include outstanding leadership, service or contribution in furthering the objectives of the AAPP. Nominees do not have to be an association member and selection requires majority vote of the Board.

DR. ANTONIO SUAREZ-BARRIO FOUNDING FATHERS' AWARD
Long and selfless service to the AAPP and being so extraordinary, clearly rising above and beyond the call of duty and expectations; bringing distinction to the recipient above all others due to his acts, words and deeds. Nominees must be in good standing with the AAPP and selection must be made by a unanimous vote of the Board. If a unanimous vote cannot be reached, the award will not be issued for that year; only one award may be given annually. The recipient of the award will thereafter be excused from all dues and seminar fees.

PRESIDENT'S AWARD
Selected and presented by the president of the AAPP to the person he or she believes most supported him in his efforts as president of the AAPP. To be presented to a non-Board member.

ANNUAL RICHARD O. ARTHER REGIONAL DIRECTOR'S AWARDS
Selected and presented by each Regional Director. The award is to be based upon a significant case or contribution within the respective region. The recipient/unit must be a member of the AAPP. As a general rule, the award is kept secret until the Thursday night banquet, although the director may choose to make the recipient's supervisor aware of the award so arrangements can be made to have the person attend the seminar.

William J. Taylor Life Membership Award
The William J. Taylor Life Membership Award is awarded to all past presidents. Life Membership is also granted to those active or retired members of the AAPP who, because of extraordinary or outstanding service to the AAPP, are nominated by a two-thirds majority of the Board of Directors and approved by a majority vote of the membership at an Annual Meeting. No more than one life membership will be awarded annually. (Requires majority vote by membership at the Annual Meeting)




AAPP Awards - History

Max Wastl Sr. Award:
2013 - John R. Schwartz
2012 - Samuel Braddock
2011 - Ron Decker
2010 - Raymond Nelson
2009 - G. Jeffrey Johnson
2008 - Axciton, Lafayette, Limestone, Stoelting
2007 - Cleve Backster
2006 - Gordon W. Moore
2005 - Not given
2004 - Elmer Criswell
2003 - Billy Rakes
2002 - Dave Miller
2001 - Bob Heard
2000 -
1999 - Linda J. Quinonez
1998 - Not given
1997 - Kathy Fuller
1996 -
1995 - Eric Holden
1994 - Chris Fausett
1993 -
1992 - Arther Hadel
1991 - Lee Chambers
1990 - Richard O. Arther
(1st recipient of this award)
Holly S. Canty Memorial Award:
2013 - John Mata
2012 - David G. Wattley
2011 - Linda Quinn
2010 - Jack Trimarco
2009 - Donald Krapohl
2008 - John R. Schwartz
2007 - Bruce P. Robertson
2006 - Not given
2005 - Not given
2004 - Not given
2003 - Kay Logan & Anne Reed
2002 - Founding Fathers - Bill Taylor, Johnny Maxwell, Tony Barrio & Dick Arther
2001 -
2000 -
1999 -
1998 -
1997 -
1996 -
1995 -
1994 -
1993 -
1992 -
1991 -
1990 -
Dr. Antonio Suarez-Barrio Founding Fathers' Award:
2012 - William J. "Bill" Taylor, AAPP #1



President's Award:
2013 - Donald J. Imbordino
2012 - Mark Gerspacher, Ray Nelson & Mark Handler
2011 - Jose Gonzales
2010 - David Nagle
2009 - Not given
2008 - Julie Gerspacher
2007 - Not given
2006 - Not given
2005 - Billy Rakes
2004 - John Mata
2003 - Not given
2002 - Bob Cole
2001 - Tony Barrio
2000 -
1999 - Wolfgang Vinskey
1998 - David L. Williams & Ronald L. Fox
1997 -
1996 -
1995 -
1994 -
1993 -
1992 -
1991 -
1990 -
William J. Taylor Life Membership Award:
2013 - Charles Slupski
2012 - Joseph Kenny
2011 - Dr. Anthony "Tony" S. Barrio
2010 - Robert Cole
2009 - Donald Weinstein
2008 - Robert C. Heard
2007 - Not given
2006 - Not given
2005 - Dave Renzelman
2004 - Ron Decker
2003 -
2002 -
2001 -
2000 -
1999 -
1998 -
1997 -
1996 -
1995 -
1994 -
1993 -
1992 -
1991 -
1990 -


Annual Richard O. Arther Regional Director's Awards

Region I "Richard O. Arther Director's Awards"
2013 - Scott Sudaiser
2012 - Chip Morgan
2011 - Ron Homer
2010 - Jana Bouzek
2009 - Leonard Salcedo
2008 - Carl McCormack
2007 - Jamie Skeeters (Posthumously)
2006 - Chip Morgan
2005 - Michelle Gamboa
2004 - Paul Redden
2003 - Ted Todd
2002 - Mike Doole
2001 - Wayne Smith

Region II "Richard O. Arther Director's Awards"
2013 - John Zagelmeir
2012 - Mike Walsh
2011 - Michigan State Police, Polygraph Unit
2010 - Lynn Fields
2009 - Roger Butler
2008 - Vincent Hernandez
2007 - Geoffrey Flohr
2006 - Cook County SO Polygraph Unit
2005 - Rick Atterberry
2004 - Lynn Marcy
2003 - Alan Teschendorf
2002 - John Carter
2001 - John Hurlock

Region III "Richard O. Arther Director's Awards"
2013 - John Consigli
2012 - James V. Slusher, Jr.
2011 - Timothy Cotton
2010 - James Johnson Jr.
2009 - Jonathan Laughlin
2008 - Todd Witmer
2007 - Timothy Madden
2006 - Joseph S. Jakubiec
2005 - William F. Gonnelli
2004 - Brian D. Reigle
2003 - James Wardwell
2002 - Roger Chrans
2001 - Steve Stechshulte

Region IV "Richard O. Arther Director's Awards"
2013 - Joseph Levesque & Fred Ball
2012 - Mary Ellen Widacki
2011 - Charles "Matt" Hicks
2010 - Esther Harwell
2009 - David E. Moore
2008 - Mark Johnson
2007 - Chris Schaefer
2006 - Lt. Walt Goodson
2005 - Mark Handler
2004 - Phoenix PD Polygraph Detail
2003 - William K. Teigen
2002 - Sabino Martinez
2001 - Frank Ruiz

Region V "Richard O. Arther Director's Awards"
2013 - Robert McPherson & John Fyffe
2012 - Art Curnutte
2011 - Dale Clark
2010 - James Hall Jr.
2009 - George Louk
2008 - Richard Kurtz
2007 - Steve Hooker
2006 - Dennis C. Moore
2005 - Keith Keiper
2004 - Karen Clark
2003 - Matthew Averill
2002 - Roberto Chavez
2001 - Swanee Owen





NOTICE: We are attempting to reconstruct the list of AAPP award winners. Unfortunately, no accurate history of these esteemed awards can be located other than where indicated. If you know who the missing award recipients are, please contact our Historian, Secretary Bob Heard. - Thanks!