The Arizona Association for Economic Development has announced the recipients of its annual Economic Development Distinguished by Excellence awards.
The prestigious EDDE awards honor individuals and companies that have made significant contributions to the advancement of the organization and to economic growth within the state of Arizona, according to a press release. Recipients are selected from a pool of nominations made by members of AAED.
The William Lampkin Award for Long Term Excellence in Economic Development was given to David Bentler, economic development manager for Arizona Public Service and a Scottsdale resident.
This award recognizes outstanding achievements by an individual who has made significant contributions to economic development efforts in Arizona and demonstrated a sustained commitment to AAED.
Mr. Bentler was honored for his accomplishments in economic development throughout Arizona over the past 25 years. Additionally, he was AAED president from 2004-2005 and a mainstay on the board of directors for 17 years.
Overall, nine EDDEs were presented during an evening awards dinner at the AAED Spring Conference in Tucson.
AAED, founded in 1974, has a mission to serve as Arizona’s unified voice advocating for responsible economic development through an effective program of professional education, public policy, and collaboration.
Go to www.aaed.com.
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