Donald H. MacManus Association Executive Award Recipients

The MacManus Award is presented to those individuals who show extraordinary leadership in public affairs, industry relations and community relations. Mr. Donald H. MacManus, for whom this Award is named,  exhibited all of these traits. He joined the U.S. Army and served his country in Korea, and then later served  the grocery industry for many years as executive director of the Rocky Mountain Food Dealers Association. In 1968, he was elected to the State Senate, where he served the citizens of Colorado for 16 years. Mr. MacManus was a long-time member of the Senate Judiciary Committee and rose to the position of assistant Senate Minority Leader. In 1989, while again serving the grocery industry as director of western operations for the Food Marketing Institute, Mr. MacManus lost his courageous battle to cancer. 


2016 Recipient 

Dan Shaul Speaking to the House

Dan Shaul In store

Dan Shaul


Past Winners:

1990 Barbara McConnell, New Jersey Food Council
1991 Donald Beaver, California Grocers Association
1992 Wesley Ball, Tennessee Grocers Association
1993 Charles McDonald, Alabama Retail Association
1994 David L. McCorkle, Pennsylvania Food Merchants Association
1995 Richard C. Botti, Hawaii Food Industry Association
1996 Joseph A. Lackey, Indiana Grocery & Convenience Store Association
1997 James V. Olsen, Utah Food Industry Association
1998 Kathy Kuzava, Georgia Food Industry Association
1999 Joe Williams, Gulf Coast Retailers Association of Texas
2000 Christopher Flynn, Massachusetts Food Association
2001 Thomas S. Jackson, Ohio Grocers Association
2002 Brandon Scholz, Wisconsin Grocers Association
2003 Nancy Christensen, Minnesota Grocers Association
2004 Chuck Courtney and Karen Reagan, Texas Retailers Association
2005 Peter J. Larkin, California Grocers Association
2006 Joe Gilliam, Northwest Grocery Association
2007 James T. Rogers, Food Industry Alliance of New York State
2008 Jerry Fleagle, CAE, Iowa Grocery Industry Association
2009 Fran Preston, North Carolina Retail Merchants Association and Carolinas Food Industry Council
2010 Kathy Siefken, Nebraska Grocery Industry Association
2011 Jim Harrison, Vermont Grocers Association
2012 Linda Doherty, New Jersey Food Council

2013 Linda M. Gobler, Michigan Grocers Association
2014 Jarron Springer, Tennessee Grocers & Convenience Store Association
2015 Ronald Fong, California Grocers Association
        Keri Askew Bailey, California Grocers Association
2016 Dan Shaul, Missouri Grocers Association