THE GEORGE J. ACKER MEMORIAL AWARD

Nominations Deadline: May 01, 2019

All nominations should be sent to: NE-IAATI Executive Offices P.O. Box 1275, Mansfield MA 02048 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

This award was established in 1999 in memory of George J. Acker a charter member of the Northeast Chapter of the International Association of Auto Theft Investigators who served as President in 1973, the second year of the Chapter’s existence. George Acker was a member of the New York State Police retiring in 1988. He remained an active member of the association until his death on November 3, 1997. The 1999 Northeast Chapter of the International Association of Auto Theft Investigators Annual Training Seminar conducted in Saratoga Springs, New York was dedicated to George J. Acker. This award is intended to serve as a continual testimonial to his exceptional devotion to the chapter; its members, and his contributions to the field of vehicle theft and fraud investigation, especially in the area of motor vehicle records and documentation. The nominee(s) of this award shall be a current employee of a State, City, or Provincial Governmental Agency; including employees of a Motor Vehicle Department or Registry, within the area of the Northeast Regional Chapter of the International Association of Auto Theft Investigators. The recipient (s) shall be selected for their outstanding efforts and work in the field of auto theft or fraud prevention, detection, or investigation, specifically in the area relating to documentation.

Award Recipients

Year
Name or Group
2013
Jenny Laurenza, David Poste, Lauren Barkley-McKeeman, Sergio Danieli, Vehicle Fraud Team Fraud Prevention & Business Integrity Office Ontario Ministry of Transportation
2013
Bonnie Rupert Ohio Bureau of MV
2012
Supv. Priscilla Vaughan, NH Title Bureau
2012
Susan Wilson, Mgr Bureau of MV, PA Dept of Trans.
2012
Tammy Kohr, Penn Dot
2011
Ms. Teresa Phillips, Chief Invest Rhode Island Registry of MV
2010
Sgt. Lisa Butner MA State Police
2009
Sgt William J. Planeta, NYC PD Document Fraud Squad
2008
Det 2nd Class Michael W. Tansey, New Jersey State Police
2007
Det. Tom Malvey, Lynn (MA) PD
2006
Invest Michael Ingram, NYS DMV DFI
2005
Sgt Howard Koenig, CT DMV
2004
Invest Paul Hojohn, NYS DMV DFI
2003
Sr. Invest Mark Beharry,  NYS DMV DFI
2002
D/Sgt Thomas J. Macauley,  NJSP
2001
Herbert L. Burr MA Registry of Motor Vehicles
2000
Sr. Invest William J. Brinkman   NYSP