Public Power Daily
Originally published June 22, 2016
By Paul Ciampoli
Gary Stauffer, past chair of the American Public Power Association’s board of directors, was the winner of APPA’s Alex Radin Distinguished Service Award, which was presented to Stauffer at the association’s national conference in Phoenix, Ariz., on June 14.
The award, initiated in 1953, was the first major award given by APPA. It was renamed the Alex Radin Distinguished Service Award in 1986 to honor Alex Radin, who served as APPA’s executive director from 1951 to 1986. It is the highest award granted by the association and is bestowed in recognition of exceptional leadership in and dedication to public power.
Stauffer spent the last 12 years at NMPP Energy in Nebraska, and over 40 years in the energy and primary metals industries. He retired from NMPP in 2015.
He was on the APPA board for eight years and served as chair from 2013 to 2014. He is past president of the Nebraska Power Association and continues to work with public power utilities as an executive consultant for Hometown Connections.
Additional details about awards presented at the 2016 APPA national conference are available on the APPA website.