Pinnacle Award

The AIA Pinnacle Award is the most prestigious award given by the Aviation Insurance Association. Recipients of the award have demonstrated that their career achievements exemplify the standards and goals of the Association and have gone above and beyond the call of duty. The Pinnacle Award is presented annually at AIA's Annual Conference.

2016 Pinnacle Award - Doug Johnson

We are pleased to announce that the 2016 recipient of the Pinnacle Award is Doug Johnson of JSL Aviation, a Division of J Smith Lanier & Co. Doug is a long-time member of AIA and the current chairman of the AIA Education Committee. He has been instrumental in producing the new course, Aviation Insurance Core Principles and Concepts.

The previous recipients of the Pinnacle Award are:

  • Mary D’Alauro - 2015
  • Michael and Gayle Charlesworth - 2014
  • Nancy Gratzer - 2013
  • Thomas P Fry - 2012
  • David Binks - 2011
  • James M. McJoynt - 2010
  • M.R. "Marty" Brown - 2009
  • Halton L. Hall - 2008
  • Jim Cooling - 2007
  • Phil Freeman - 2006
  • Darrell Hyde - 2005
  • Dick Gorsuch - 2004
  • Robin Skevington - 2003
  • Bill Eason - 2002
  • John A.E. Bassett - 2001
  • David McCredie - 2000
  • Clarke DeWaters - 1999
  • William H. Alderman - 1998
  • C.H. "Corky" Nason - 1997
  • E.R. Kinnebrew, III - 1996
  • William H. Gossell - 1995
  • Joseph L. Benero - 1994
  • Bill Brown - 1993