Established in 2002, the IOA recognizes one of its members who displays leadership qualities, represents the association professionally, and serves its membership to the fullest. This recipient is presented a plaque by the president at the Annual Banquet.

2015   Jason Ferguson
2014   Bud Klumph
2013   Dave Westol
2012  
Dave Rabe
2011
 
Jeff McClane
2010
 
Brad Brooks
2009
 
Jim Fish
2008
 
Mark Baltz
2007
 
Don Nester
2006
 
Bob Klein
2005
 
Jerry Wallace
2004
 
Bob Anderson
2003
 
Mike Wallpe
2002
 
Mike Furnish