Frank G. Law Award
Mr. Ronald W. Wood
For outstanding contributions to the advancement of the Society through dedicated service as set forth in the following:
Ronald Wood has been a principal motivating and organizing force for the Pascagoula Section of ASNE for the past 20 years. Additionally, he has contributed actively at the national level for more than 15 years, serving currently as a Regional Member of the National Council.
Mr. Wood has held every elected position in the Pascagoula Section as well as numerous Committee positions over the years. He has done whatever was necessary to keep the Pascagoula Section of ASNE successful. He has groomed others for leadership, providing whatever support and encouragement were needed to move them into leadership positions.
While Chairman of the Pascagoula Section he supported awards for High School Science Fair winners as well as the University of New Orleans electric boat competition. He has been the Exhibits Chair and a primary force behind all five Pascagoula Section symposia and his efforts were key to the success of all of them, including the 21st Century Combatant Symposium in 1998 in Biloxi, Mississippi.
Since 1983 Ron has been a member of the ASNE Day Exhibits Committee, working tirelessly in support of the work of the committee, as well as providing an on-site presence that could be counted upon year after year. He embodied a corporate memory that has smoothed the operation of that most important Society function during that entire time period. He also played an active role on the arrangements committee for a number of years.
He has supported the Sections Committee activities, attending Annual Sections Meetings, putting his Section in for Section Awards, encouraging participation in the ASNE Scholarship Program and numerous other intra-Society endeavors. He assisted and supported the Society staff whenever called upon.
His participation on a national level over an extended period of time has been extraordinary and has provided breadth to Society activities. He has demonstrated leadership, selfless dedication, and personal commitment in his many effective efforts to support the Society’s interests, goals, and ideals. For exceptional, long-term service to ASNE, Ronald Wood is most highly deserving of the Society’s Frank G. Law Award.