TXTA Leadership Award

The Leadership Award is bestowed annually in recognition of an association member who has shown exceptional leadership, unparalleled character and faithful commitment to the Texas trucking industry. These recipients are role models among their peers and are leaders in their companies, TXTA and the industry. 

The 2023 Leadership Award Recipient is John Prewitt, Tideport Distributing. John is the first Chairman to receive the Leadership Award at the conclusion of his Chairman year—a fitting tribute to a man who has gone above and beyond for TXTA and the industry. 

Click here to learn more on why John is so deserving of this honor.

2023 Recipient John Prewitt, Tideport Distributing, and John Esparza, TXTA          President & CEO. Photo credit Tyler Schmitt.



2023 John Prewitt
2022  Jonathan Kennemer
2021  John Willis
2019  Russell Jurk
2018  John Greene
2017  David Bishop
2016  Richard Minnix
2015  Dave Musgraves
2014  John Mondics
2013  Rick Maddox
2012  Danny Smith
2011  Gary Salisbury
2010  Buddy Carmichael
2009  Russell Stubbs
2008  George Gilbert
2007  Judy Stinnett
2006  Joyce Jordan
2005  Ronnie Murphy
2004  Ronnie Eubanks
2003  Jerry Armstrong
2002  Mit Stubbs
2001  Sandy Crimm
2000  Larry Halbert
1999  John Hickerson
1998  Johnny Walker
1997  Bob McDowell
1996  Bob Gillikin
1995  Bill Webb
1994  Mike Craddock
1993  Jim McClatchy
1992  Sam Bishop and Charles “Huck” Huckabee
1991  K.L. Breeden
1990  Robert Floyd
1989  Rex and Marillyn King
1988  John Draper
1983  Wayne Cudd
1982  Terry Townsend
1981  Eddie Blair
1980  Edgar Weller
1976  Belton Duckett
1975  Clyde Owens
1973  Morris Cobb
1969  Stoney Stubbs

Due to the cancellation of 2020 Annual Conference, there was no selection for the 2020 Leadership Award.