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Past Chairs of the M&A Source
1992 Darrell Fouts
Darrell Fouts Award
The M&A Source was founded by Darrell Fouts in 1992 under the guidance of Tom West, founder of the IBBA. Previous to the creation of the association, Darrell taught IBBA classes to help Main Street brokers transition to larger transactions. The M&A Source was founded from $500 donations from 60 IBBA members. The M&A Source established an award in his name in 2001, in recognition and appreciation of the selfless vision and leadership he generously gave to the profession.The Darrell Fouts Award is the most prestigious award given to the M&A Source member who has made outstanding contributions to the association. Those who are considered for this award have displayed visionary leadership or exceptional contributions resulting in a distinct benefit to the M&A Source members, uplifting and expanding the vision of the M&A Source and/or the M&A profession.
2001 Darrell Fouts
2010 Ron Chernak
2012 A.T. "Fred" Zirkle
2012 Robert Groag
2014 Erik Maurer
2015 David Ryan
2016 Gary Papay
Fellow of the M&A Source
Fellowship is a lifetime award that is one of the highest honors bestowed by the M&A Source. The Fellow Award recognizes and honors M&A Source members who have made sustained and significant contributions to the Association.
The key words for this award are "sustained and significant." The Fellowship is awarded to members who distinguished themselves sufficiently to warrant prestigious recognition.
The criteria for consideration are membership in the M&A Source for 10 consecutive years or longer and made significant contributions to the Association. Candidates must also be an M&AMI (Merger & Acquisition Master Intermediary) in good standing or served at least one full term as Chairperson of the M&A Source.
Significant contributions to the Association are defined as any two (2) of the following:
a. Service of at least one three-year term on the Board of Directors
M&A Source members who meet the above criteria should contact M&A Source headquarters for consideration for the Fellow of the M&A Source Award. Click here to review the list of Fellows.