Awards, Honors and Special Recognitions

Each year, PBT recognizes colleagues and/or vendors who have shown outstanding dedication and support of the Professional Bondsmen of Texas Association and the Texas bail industry. PBT members have the opportunity to submit nominations for many awards for several awards Plaques are presented each year at the Annual Convention during the General Membership Luncheon.



Call for PBT 2021 Award Nominations

DEADLINE SEPTEMBER 3, 2021

Please take a moment and ask yourself, "Who has been a great help to the bail bond industry this year?" We all know a person and/or company who has gone the extra mile and now is the time to give them the recognition they deserve.

Each year, PBT recognizes colleagues and/or vendors who have shown outstanding dedication and support of the Professional Bondsmen of Texas Association and the Texas Bail Industry. Winners will be announced during the luncheon on Friday, October 8, 2021 at the Menger Hotel in San Antonio, TX.



Submit Nominations for the following Awards:

The Professional Bondsmen of The Year

Recognizes a Current PBT Member for Significant Achievements and Contributions to the Texas Bail Bond Industry and Support and Participation in PBT.

Award of Distinction/ "Friend Of PBT"

Recognizes a PBT Member, Non-Member, Individual or Company that has been Instrumental in the Success of the PBT Goals.

Legislative Friend Of PBT

Recognizes a Legislative/Governmental Affairs person who has Supported and Assisted with the PBT Legislative Agenda.



submit a nomination

To submit a nomination download the 2021 Awards Nomination Form and email it to PBT Headquarters at txbailbondassoc@gmail.com.
All nominations MUST be received by 5:00, September 3 and all nominations are confidential!
If you have any questions, contact PBT Headquarters, 512-701-7313.
Thank you in advance for your nomination!



It Is With Honor That We Recognize The Following Award Recipients:

The Professional Bondsmen Of The Year

Recognizes A Current PBT Member For Significant Achievements And Contributions To The Bail Bond Industry And Support And Participation In PBT. PBT Members Submit Nominations For This Award.

Irma Montemayor

Irma Montemayor

2020

Past recipients

2020 Irma Montemayor
2019 Moni Salinas
2018 Matt Clark
2017 Scott Walstad
2016 Michael Byrd
2015 Deborah Farmer
2014 Renel Pedigo
2013 Wynn Dillard
2012 Glenn Meeker
2011 Davie Westmoreland
2010 Marjorie Walstad
2009 Scott Walstad
2008 Bo Jones
2007 C.E. Watson
2006 John McCluskey
2005 Tillmin Welch
2004 Glenn Strickland

Award Of Distinction "Friend Of PBT"

Recognizes A PBT Member Or Non-Member, Individual Or Company That Has Been Instrumental In The Success Of The PBT Goals. PBT Members Submit Nominations For This Award.

Hidalgo County Bail Bond Association

2020

Past recipients

2020 Hidalgo County Bail Bond Association
2019 Scott Walstad, Ken W. Good, John McCluskey, Mike Byrd, Paul Schuder, Glenn Meeker
2018 Blanca Aregullin-Gandy, Mike Whitlock, Kime Farias, Ramona (Moni) Salinas, Jeff Clayton
2017 Ken W. Good
2016 Bo Jones, John McClusky, Debbie Adams-Byrd, Kim Farias
2015 Marjorie Walstad
2014 AIA, American Surety Company
2013 Lexington National Surety
2012 Camille Hodnet
2011 Accredited Surety & Casualty, Inc.
2010 Jerry, Watson, AIA Surety
2009 Nancy Reese, Financial Casualty & Surety, Inc
2008 Mike Whitlock, American Surety Company
2007 Randy Parton, Lexington National Insurance
2006 Creative Software Solutions, David Walker
2005 Robert E. Talton, Texas State Representative
2004 Lyle Guillory, United Surety Service, Alexandria, LA

Legislative Friend Of PBT

Created In 2006, This Award Recognizes A Legislative/Governmental Affairs Person Who Has Supported And Assisted With The PBT Legislative Agenda. PBT Members Submit Nominations For This Award.

No award Given

2020

Past recipients

2020 No Award Given
2019 Joe Valenzuela, Jesse Ancira, Jr., Rep. Terry Canalas of Hidalgo County
2018 Sylvia Sanchez
2016 Jeff Clayton American Bail Coalition
2014 Senator John Whitmire
2013 Joe Valenzuela
2012 John McCluskey
2011 Glenn Strickland
2010 No Award Given
2009 Allen Fletcher, State Representative
2008 Gib Lewis, Former Texas Speaker Of The House
2007 Dan Patrick, State Senator
2006 Dan Patrick, State Senator
2006 Kino Flores, Texas State Representative

President's Award

Created In 2006, The President Of PBT May Present This Award To An Individual(S) Or Company(S) Who He/She Feels Is Deserving Of Special Recognition For Continued Support And Assistance To The Office Of The President And To The Professional Bondsmen Of Texas Association As Well As Sincere Dedication To Enhance The Bail Bond Industry.

Clay Nicklas, Ken W. Good

2020

Past recipients

2020 Clay Nicklas, Ken W. Good
2019 Matt Clark, Moni Salinas, David Fregia, Rene Ortega, Blanca Gandy, Glenn Meeker, Jim Lane
2018 Mike Byrd, Scott Walstad, John McCluskey, Ken W. Good, Glenn Meeker
2017 Matt Clark, Jim Lane, Sylvia Sanchez, Stan Stanley, Glenn Strickland
2016 Marjorie Walstad
2015 CE Watson, J. Wynn Dillard, John McCluskey
2014 Randy Adler, Ken W. Good, Bo Jones, Glenn Meeker
2013 Deborah Farmer
2012 Melinda Webb
2011 Ken Good & Wynn "Doc" Dillard
2010 Michael Kubosh
2009 Not Given
2008 Focused Solutions
2007 Randy Alder
2006 Roger Moore
By President Marjorie Walstad

OUTGOING OFFICER AND DIRECTOR AWARDS

2020

Directors Judy Grandmaison-Warren
DirectorsSonny De laChica
DirectorsBlanca Aregullin-Gandy
Directors Cory Lee
Directors Chris Konnecke
DirectorsRene Ortega
DirectorsZina Meeker

AWARD FOR SERVICE

No award Given

2020

Past recipients

2020 No award Given
2019 No award Given
2018 Renell Pedigo, Randy Adler, Deborah Farmer

Special Recognitions 2020

PAST PRESIDENT Plaques

Glenn Meeker 2015 - 2017
Scott Walstad 2011 - 2015
John McCluskey 2007 - 2011
Marjorie Walstad 2003 - 2007
Ronnie Long 1997 - 1999 & 1985 - 1987
Tillmin Welch 1991 - 1993
Glenn Strickland 1987 - 1991
John Burns 1979 - 1985

PEN SETS

These were given to the following for their support of PBT during 2020

Public Relations Committee: Clay Nicklas, Scott Walstad, Ken Good, John McCluskey, Eric Granof, Moni Salinas, Mike ByrdLegislative Committee: Kevin Lindley, Joe Valenzuela, Jessie Ancira, Sylvia Sanchez
Sponsors : AIA, Eric Granof, Lexington, Scott Williams, Bankers, Randy Adler, American Surety, Mike Whitlock, Roche, Ken Berke, Webb's Statewide Bail Bonds, Melinda Webb, A Fast Bail Bonds, Irma Montemayor, Financial Casualty & Surety, Electronic Resources, and Bad Boy Bail Bond, Cory Lee
Exhibitors: First Data (Christi Oliver)
Bail Bond Course Instructors: Ken Good, Randy Adler, Roger Moore & David Finney
Individuals who gone the extra mile: Juan Gonzalez, Rene Ortega, Deborah Farmer, Susie Cannon, Stan Reed, Debbie Byrd
Others: PBUS President, PBUS booth worker, Mike, Gary

Honorary Lifetime Membership

The PBT Board Of Directors May Recommend An Individual For This Honor To The General Membership At The Annual Meeting Of The Membership. The Recommendation Must Be Approved By A Two-Thirds Vote Of The Members Present.

Tillmin Welch
Kenneth Knowles
Gerald P. Monks

2019 SUPER STAR (trophies) for ongoing support of PBT


Ken Good
Eric Granof and AIA (2 Trophies)
Financial Casualty & Surety
Bankers Insurance
American Surety Company
Lexington National Insurance
Roche Surety & Casualty
Webb's Statewide Bail Bonds

2019 ALL STAR AWARDS

Past recipients
2019 Sylvia Sanchez, Kim Farias, Mike Whitlock, Debbie Byrd, Irma Montemayor
2018 Ramona (Moni) Salinas, Blanca Aregullin-Gandy, Debbie Byrd

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