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 State Luncheon.

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.

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 “formely 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.

2017   Ken W. Good
2016   Bo Jones
2016   John McClusky
2016   Debbie Adams-Byrd
2016   Kim Farias
2015   Marjorie Walstad
2014   AIA
2014   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.

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    Kino Flores, Texas State Representative

“President’s Award”

Created in 2006, the President of PBT may present this award to an individual or company 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.

2017   Matt Clark
2017   Jim Lane
2017   Sylvia Sanchez
2017   Stan Stanley
2017   Glenn Strickland
2016   Marjorie Walstad
2015   CE Watson
2015   J. Wynn Dillard
2015   John McCluskey
2014   Randy Adler
2014   Ken W. Good
2014   Bo Jones
2014   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

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.

Kenneth Knowles
Gerald P. Monks