Outstanding Service Award Winners

The Outstanding Service Award is an honor to be bestowed on affiliated associations, officers, secretaries or leaders by AAMP. In 1995 the board of Directors voted to identify these associations and/or leaders whose dedication and enthusiasm have elevated the association to an outstanding degree. This award will recognize noteworthy state, regional, or provincial associations or remarkable leaders.


  • 2018  –  No Nominees
  • 2017  –  Janis Fisher, Indiana Meat Packers & Processors Association, Portland, Indiana
  • 2016  –  Tom Katen, Cargill, Willshire, Ohio
  • 2015  –  Anna Ondick, Southeastern Meat Association, Oviedo, Florida
  • 2014  –  Dr. Joseph Cordray, Iowa State University. For his extension and educational programs to improve efficiency of meat production, quality and safety of meat products, and his continuing dedication beyond the call of duty to the meat industry and AAMP.
  • 2013  –  Dr. Floyd McKeith, Illinois Association of Meat Processors. Meat Science Research. His guidance and support of the Illinois Association.
  • 2012  –  Grant & Inger Clark, Wyoming Association, Retired Owners of Clark’s Meat House.
  • 2011  –  Dr. Tom Carr, Illinois Association. Retired, August 2010, from the University of Illinois.
  • 2010  –  Alden Booren, Professor, Michigan Meat Association. Instrumental in Meat Association. Makes himself available above and beyond. Retiring from Michigan State University December 31, 2010.
  • 2009  –  Merlyn Eickman, Pecatonica, IL, Treasurer and Past President of the Illinois Association.
  • 2008  –  Wes Beane, Perkins, OK, Executive Director of the Oklahoma-Texas Association.
  • 2007  –  Ken & Kris Bisarek, Bloomington, WI, Past Executive Secretaries of the Wisconsin Association.
  • 2006  –  Dennis & Kim Schaardt, Table Rock, NE, Secretary and Treasurer of the Nebraska Association.
  • 2005  –  Ed & Mary Lorentz, Cannon Falls, MN, Executive Secretaries of the Minnesota Association.
  • 2004  –  Bob & Judy Filbrandt, South Haven, MI, Bob, Past President, and Judy, Secretary/Treasurer, of the Michigan Association.
  • 2003  –  Ronnie Alewel, Sedalia, MO, Executive Secretary of the Missouri Associa-tion.
  • 2002  –  Jeri Nieman, Freeport, IL, Executive Secretary of the Illinois Association.
  • 2001  –  Norvin (Norv) Kampschroeder, Washington, MO, Executive Secretary of the Missouri Association.
  • 2000  –  Nancy Stevens (AAMP Staff), Elizabethtown, PA, For the first time, this Award was not presented to a present or former officer of an Affiliated Association, but to a 35-year veteran of the AAMP staff whose tireless efforts on behalf of all the affiliates deserve to be recognized. This award recognizes the honorees’ noteworthy dedication & contribution to the AAMP’s 34 Affiliated Organizations. Nan retired in December 2015 after 50 years of service to the association.
  • 1999  –  Marshall C. Heck, Fayetteville, AR, Secretary of the Arkansas Association. Award accepted by Robert C. McDaniel, Secretary of the Arkansas Meat Processors – Will give plaque & award presentation to Marshall.
  • 1998  –  Norris J. Crouch, Verona, MO. (Deceased – 10/1995), Secretary of the Missouri Association. Award accepted by Ronnie Alewel, Executive Secretary of the Missouri Association – giving Award to wife (Aoma).
  • 1997  –  James L. Peterson, Lodi, WI (Alkar, Div. of DEC International, Inc.), President of the Wisconsin Association.1996  –  James & Evelyn Hewitt, Marshfield, WI, Secretaries of the Wisconsin Association.