FDC Past Honorees

1995

Ray Clarke Tucson Urban League (formerly)

William Clements Golden Eagle Distributors

Kurt Kruetz Tucson Police Department

George Miller City of Tucson

Lute Olsen UA Men's Basketball Head Coach

Manuel Pacheco PhD The University of Arizona

Robert Piersol Roy H. Long Realty Co.

Paul Weitman Royal Buick Isuzu Kia Lexus of Tucson

 

1996

Peter Aronoff AF Sterling

John DavisPueblo High School

Humberto Lopez HSL Properties, Inc.

Frank L. McClure Holmes Tuttle Ford, Inc

Ned Norris Desert Diamond Casino

Julius Parker Jr. University of Arizona

Gordon Reay Reay's Ranch Market

 

1997

Jose Canchola The Canchola Group, Inc.

Steve Christy Steve Christy Chrysler Jeep

Bob Elliott Robert A. Elliott, Inc.

Richard Fink Becklin Homes

Donald G. Shropshire Tucson Medical Center

Skip Woodward Tucson Police Department

 

1998

Donald Diamond Diamond Ventures

Burton Kinerk Kinerk, Beal Schmidt & Dyer

Larry Schnebly KGUN 9

Maurice Sevigny The University of Arizona

Joel Valdez The University of Arizona

Alfredo Valenzuela Davis Bilingual Learning Center

 

1999

William Estes TEM Corp.

Fayez Ghishan MD UA Steele Children's Research Center

Bruce Larson Arizona Sports Television

Steve Lightman Arizona Mail Order

James McNulty Brown & Bain

Richard Miranda Tucson Police Department

 

2000

Joe Cristiani Joe Cristiani's Mobil Communications

Cris Cristiani Cristiani Enterprises

Gary Hardy Prudential Aegis Realty

Alan Lurie Southern Arizona Home Builders Association

Tom Regina American Openings, Inc.

Mel Zuckerman Canyon Ranch Health Resorts

 

2001

Darryl Dobras DBD Investments, Inc.

Karl Eller Eller Media

Jorgen Hansen Copenhagen Imports Tucson

Don Luria Cafe Terra Cotta

Jim Pignatelli Tucson Electric Power Company

Bill Valenzuela W.G.Valenzuela Drywall

Bill Viner Pepper-Viner Homes

 

2002

Bruce Beach Beach Fleischman & Co. PC

Max Chavez Tohono O'odham Nation Justice Center

Richard Davis Mesch, Clark, Rothschild

Frank DiChistofano Broadway Volvo

Jack Furrier Jack Furrier's Western Tire & Auto Care

David M. Lovitt DM Lovitt

John Shorbe Canoa Homes

 

2003

Steve Craddock Lennar Family of Builders/US Home

Mike Hannley Bank of Tucson

John Huerta UA Office of Minority Programs

Sam A. Levitz Sam Levitz Furniture

Sam R. Levitz Sam Levitz Furniture

Jim Livengood UA Athletics

John Munger Munger Chadwick

 

2004

John Bremond KB Home

Richard Carmona MD US Surgeon General

David Goldstein Diamond Ventures

Peter Likins PhD University of Arizona

Steve Rosenberg Tucson Lifestyle

Patrick Yalung Wells Fargo Bank

 

2005

Bob DeMore American Openings, Inc.

Tom Doucette Doucette Homes

Darryl Jones IBM (retired)

Jim Nieto Qualified Mechanical

Steve Shentizer Shenitzer Development

Al Thomas Tucson Food Service

 

2006

Norm Botsford University Physicians Healthcare

Frank "Rocky" DiChristofano Broadway Volvo

Yoram Levy Triangle Ventures

Richard Schaefer Dain Rauscher

Dave Sitton Clear Channel Outdoor

 

2007

Tom Chestnut Chestnut Construction

Tom Grogan MD Ventana Medial Systems, Inc.

Brian Johnson Loews Ventana Canyon

Bobby Present Shaefer Present Investment Group,

RBC Dain Rauscher

Jim Ronstadt Ronstadt Insurance

 

2008

Mike Kasser Holualoa Companies

K.C. An Sakura & Great Wall of China

Fletcher McCusker Providence Service Corporation

Charlie Bowles Diamond Ventures

Totten K. Warfield Jr. DVM Valley Animal Hospital

 

2009

Les White Subway Restaurants

Gary Kippur Tucson Iron & Metal

Rick Fink Hacienda del Sol, Zona 78 and Harvest Restaurants

Jose Rincon Pfizer Inc.

 

2010

Larry Aldrich University Physicians Healthcare

Michael Deitch The Providence Service Corporation

Brian Larson R&R Products, Inc.

Robert D. Ramirez Vantage West Credit Union

Mick Rusing Rusing & Lopez, L.L.L.C.

 

2011

David Cohen Beach Fleischman

Brad Feder Simply Bits/Nextrio/Leapscape

Joe Gootter Gootter & Associates

Michael Parseghian M.D. Tucson Orthopaedic Institute

Rick Zamorano Salpointe Catholic High School

 

2012

Paul Bonavia Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, UniSource Energy and TEP

John Rafferty President, Stewart Title & Trust of Tucson

Joaquin Ruiz Executive Dean, Colleges of Letters, Arts and Science, The University of Arizona

Ronald E. Shoopman President, Southern Arizona Leadership Council, Brigadier General, USAF (retired)

 

2013

Stephen G. Eggen Chief, Financial Officer, Raytheon Missle Systems (retired)

Tom Firth Co-owner Zona 78, Managing Partner Hacienda Del Sol

Michael Hammond President Managing Shareholder, PICOR Commercial Real Estate Services

Jon Volpe Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Nova Financial & Investment Corporation

T Sgt. Chad Brady United States Air Force, Davis-Monthan AFB

 

2014

David G Hutchens President & COO UNS Energy, TEP, UES

Omar Mireles Executive Vice President HSL Properties

James H. Moore, Jr. President & CEO, The University of Arizona Foundation

Capt. Joshua Palochack Senior Mission Crew Commander US Air Force

Cody Ritchie President Crest Insurance

Neal Weitman General Manager Royal Automotive Group

 

2015

Greg Byrne Vice President for Athletics University of Arizona

Lorenzo Livingston Master Sergeant US Air Force

Patrico P. Lopez III Partner/Attorney Rusing Lopez & Lrizardi, P.L.L.C.

Warren S. Rustand Chief Executive Officer Providence Service Corp.

Mark Wheeler, MD Pediatric Endocrinology University of Arizona UA Steele Children's Research Center

 

2016

Barry Baker Principal, Endurance Private Investments/Brahma Capital

George C. Larsen Principal, Larsen Baker, LLC

John P. Lewis President & CEO, Commerce Bank of Arizona

Edmund F. Marquez Agencies Owner, Edmund Marquez Allstate Agencies

Colonel James P. Meger Commander, 355th Fighter Wing, United State Air Force

Thomas W. Warne President, MSW Development Services, Inc.