The evening of July 23, Members, Staff and Guests took a break from the business of the 2013 SEARCH Annual Meeting to enjoy a reception at the Sheraton Grand Sacramento recognizing the two recipients of SEARCH’s annual awards: The O.J. Hawkins Award, a practitioner honor that went to retired SEARCH Executive Director Ronald P. Hawley, and the Cooper Meritorious Service Award, a Membership honor that went to Texas justice official Robert Wessels.
SEARCH’s 2013 Annual Meeting was highlighted by the presentation of two annual awards, presented by Chairman Francis X. Aumand III (second from right). Joining him (from left) are SEARCH Executive Director Scott Came, At-Large Member Robert Wessels, and former SEARCH Executive Director Ronald Hawley.
SEARCH Chairman Francis Aumand presents the 2013 Gary R. Cooper Meritorious Service Award to At-Large Member Robert Wessels, a nationally known and respected court management professional.
Retired SEARCH Executive Director Ronald P. Hawley accepts the 2013 O.J. Hawkins Award. Mr. Hawley was Executive Director from 2003 to 2013, following three decades of service as a North Carolina state justice and information technology official in a variety of investigative, operational, and leadership roles.
SEARCH At-Large Member Al Blumstein, who nominated Ron for the award, offers his congratulations.
The evening brought together (from left) retired SEARCH Executive Directors Gary R. Cooper (1983-2003) and Ron Hawley (2003-2013), who joined current Executive Director Scott Came.