A Network of the National Association of State Treasurers

About the National Association of Unclaimed Property Administrators

Awards and Recognition

Recognizing excellence in unclaimed property administration

Each year, the NAUPA Executive Committee seeks nominees from State Treasurers, treasury and network staff, and Corporate Affiliates for the following awards to be given out during the NAUPA Annual Conference at the Treasury Management Training Symposium. Please consider the attributes and criteria for each award and nominate individual(s) who you believe would be a worthy recipient of each award. The Executive Committee will select award winners from all the candidates nominated.

NAUPA Lifetime Achievement Award

The NAUPA Lifetime Achievement Award is the association’s highest honor, presented to individuals who have worked diligently in the unclaimed property arena for many years. Recipients have excelled in their careers inside and outside of their state or corporate boundaries.

David Milby
Avenu Insight & Analytics
2018
John Gabriel
Tennessee
2017
Ken Wagers
Kelmar Associates
2017
Walter Graham
Florida
2016
Carolyn C. Atkinson
West Virginia
2015
Allen Martin
North Carolina
2015
Rachel Lewis
Alaska
2013
Hon. John D. Perdue
West Virginia
2012
William F. Slade
Unclaimed Property Clearinghouse
2012
Hon. Michael D. Fitzgerald
Iowa
2011
Laywon Boatner
Texas
2009
Valerie M. Jundt
North Dakota
2008
Lynden Lyman
The Unclaimed Advisor
2008
Barbara Rice
South Carolina
2008
Benny Spann
Louisiana
2008
Vicki D. Bridgeman
Virginia
2007
Robert D. Krenkowitz
New Jersey
2007
Mel Kurman
New York
2007
Paula Y. Smith
Texas
2007
Patrick Tate
Oregon
2007
Elaine Walker
Texas
2007
Patty White
Colorado
2006
David J. Epstein
Unclaimed Property Clearinghouse
2000
R. Terry Allen
North Carolina
2000
Marcella Easly
Oregon
1999
Judy Franchi
Massachusetts
1999
Vivian E. Herbert
Virginia
1998
Mark Cavanagh
Massachusetts
1998
Lorin Nielsen
Unclaimed Property Clearinghouse
1997

NAUPA Presidential Distinguished Service Award

Recipients of this award have demonstrated superior service and dedication to the association’s mission and goals—based on time, effort, and willingness to contribute wherever needed.

Allen Martin
North Carolina
2018
Carolyn Atkinson
West Virginia
Phillip Carlton
Florida
John Gabriel
Tennessee
Kathy Janes
Oklahoma
Stephen Larson
Iowa
Scott McGregor
South Dakota
Betty Martin
Alaska
G. Allen Mayer
Illinois
Hon. Beth Pearce
Vermont
Barbara Rice
South Carolina
Nancy Russell
Wyoming
Ron Schubin
New York
Hon. Jeb Spaulding
Vermont
Hon. Don Stenberg
Nebraska
George Tamayo
Texas
Patrick Tate
Oregon