(PHOENIX – May 11, 2016) The Arizona Association for Economic Development (AAED) has announced the recipients of its annual Economic Development Distinguished by Excellence (EDDE) awards.
The prestigious EDDE awards honor individuals and companies that have made significant contributions to the advancement of the organization and to economic growth within the state of Arizona. Recipients are selected from a pool of nominations made by members of AAED.
The William Lampkin Award for Long Term Excellence in Economic Development was given to David Bentler, economic development manager for Arizona Public Service (APS).
This award recognizes outstanding achievements by an individual who has made significant contributions to economic development efforts in Arizona and demonstrated a sustained commitment to AAED.
Bentler was honored for his accomplishments in economic development throughout Arizona over the past 25 years. He has served on the AAED board of directors for 17 years and is a past president of the Association in 2004-2005.
Overall, nine EDDEs were presented during an evening awards dinner at the AAED Spring Conference in Tucson. Other winners are:
AAED, founded in 1974, has a mission to serve as Arizona’s unified voice advocating for responsible economic development through an effective program of professional education, public policy, and collaboration.
For more information on AAED, visit www.aaed.com or call (602) 240-2233.