Each year since 2004, NASTT has elected to recognize a single individual who has provided both NASTT and the industry with meritorious service during the period of his or her career. While it is always desirable to recognize individuals for unselfish service, often with the passing of time, however, we tend to forget the very real and meaningful contributions that individuals have made in the past. By establishing the Chair’s Award for Outstanding Lifetime Service, NASTT hopes to acknowledge individuals who have selflessly given their time and talents to enhance the Society and the industry. The person selected as the Chair’s Award is the decision of the NASTT Chair with the input of the NASTT Board of Directors at the time of the No-Dig Show. The award recipient is formally recognized during the Gala Awards Dinner.