Hall of Fame

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The NATSO Hall of Fame award recognizes current or past NATSO members whose participation in their communities, the industry and our association brings honor to and serves as a source of pride for the travel plaza and truckstop industry.

Formerly the Distinguished Member award, the Hall of Fame award can be given to current or former members of NATSO who have provided significant leadership to the industry. 

Nomination Procedures
Nominations for 2015 will open in the fall.

Past Winners
From 1994-2004 the award was presented annually (except 2000) as the Distinguished Member Award.  Then in 2004, starting with Roger Cole the award was called the Hall of Fame, and all previous winners were considered members of the Hall of Fame.

Below is a list of all Hall of Fame – Distinguished Member Award Recipients:

First

Last

Year

Company

Jack

Burns

1994

  Burns Bros.

James B. (Sr.)

Goetz

1995

  Goetz Companies, Inc.

Daniel

Alasker

1996

  Broadway Truck Stops

Jack

Cardwell

1997

  Petro Stopping Centers

Forrest

Baker

1998

  Transportation Research and Marketing

Fred

Bosselman

1999

  Bosselman Travel Center

Glen (Bud)

Mitstifer

2001

  All American Plazas

W.E. (Bill)

Sheriff

2002

  Highway Service Ventures, Inc.

Carolyn

Moon

2003

  Iowa 80 Group

Roger

Cole

2004

  Highway Service Ventures, Inc.

E. Philip

Saunders

2006

  Sugar Creek Stores

Cal

Johnston

2009

  Keystone Shortway

Jim

Goetz

2010

  Goetz Companies, Inc.

Lamar

Perlis

2011

  Perlis Corp

Bosselman

Chuck

2012

  Bosselman, Inc.

Haslam

Jim

2013

  Pilot Flying J