The American Society of Irrigation Consultants (ASIC) will present Linda Davis, event planner for Rain Bird Corporation, with the 2015 Sam Tobey Lifetime Achievement Award at the annual conference April 25-27 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She helped manage ASIC educational conferences for more than 10 years as both an employee of Rain Bird and a retired volunteer.
Davis joined Rain Bird in 1996 as a corporate event planner, where she led distributor events and trade shows. She also planned and executed special events, including large customer fetes with Rain Bird’s Tournament of Roses Parade Entry.
“When I became ASIC executive director, our annual conference venue had been arranged, but the program hadn’t been developed, there was no banquet site and no other plans had been made,” recalls ASIC member and former executive director Norm Bartlett, with Creative Sensor Technology. “Linda volunteered to help. She graciously helped locate a banquet venue, and organized tour events and guided them. I couldn’t total up the number of volunteer hours Linda has donated to ASIC over the ensuing years.”
The Sam Tobey Lifetime Achievement Award is given to an individual or individuals whose long-term support of the Society’s principles and whose efforts to promote the goals of the Society are deserving of special recognition by peers.