PMAA President Emeritus Dan Gilligan has been selected to receive PMAA’s highest honor, the Distinguished Service Award (DSA). The award will be presented at a luncheon held in his honor on Sunday, October 11, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Tennessee marketer David Adcox served as Chairman of the 2015 DSA Committee and noted the committee was unanimous in wanting Dan to be the recipient this year. “Dan has devoted so much of himself to PMAA over the past seventeen years, we wanted to make sure he got the award while the decision was in our hands,” said Adcox. Serving on the committee with David were: Jimm Cross, Cross Petroleum, Inc.; Bill Herdrich, Herdrich Petroleum, Inc.; Chris Newton, Texas Food and Fuel Association; Larry Ray, R.P.C. Inc.; and Tommy Thompson, Thompson Energy, LLC.

Gilligan was named President of PMAA in July 1998 and immediately focused on invigorating the role of state trade associations in the advancement of PMAA goals and objectives. Prior to joining PMAA, Dan had a diverse career in association management and government relations. From 1976 through 1986 Dan worked as a state house lobbyist where he developed a good understanding of the policy differences between state and national interests. In 1986 he moved to Washington, D.C. to serve as CEO of a national federation of state associations which really gave him the foundation to ultimately strengthen PMAA as a federation.
“I am very humbled and honored to have been selected to receive the Distinguished Service Award. Over the past seventeen years I have witnessed some really great industry leaders get the award and I am proud to be associated with all of them.” Gilligan said.