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The BRAVO AWARD is presented to individuals  who have shown exemplary dedication to the community by their work for the betterment of El Paso.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

BRAVO Award  Luncheon



Joyce Wilson

Master of Public Administration, Harvard and Kellogg Fellow

with the 2014 BRAVO Award in recognition of her outstanding efforts in achieving the benchmark passage of El Paso's Quality of Life Bonds and her exemplary performance as the first El Paso City Manager



Bob Bowling

Bachelor of Business Administration, UTEP, Co-founder of Tropicana Development, Inc., Past President and Builder of the Year Award for the El Paso Assoc of Builders
with the 2014 Lifetime Achievement BRAVO Award for his many yeas as an outstanding pioneer and leader of today's El Paso building industry.  Bob Bowling is also revered for his philanthropy:  direct contributions of money and labor for people in dire conditions, long running support of UTEP, establishment of benevolent trusts and a lifetime of generous donations to people in need.



 Reception 11:00 a.m.              Lunch 11:30 a.m


Wyndham El Paso Airport Hotel

2027 Airport Boulevard

El Paso, TX

$65.00 per person

$600.00 per table of 10

Please indicate if you are vegetarian


Reservations by check to


     10525 Texwood

     El Paso, TX 79925

Inquiries:  915-591-3562

     or         915-549-9230


RSVP by September 9, 2014


2013 BRAVO AWARD Recipient

Ann Crawford McClure

“The only thing you can ask a judge to do is listen to both sides

and make an honest decision

and that’s what she does.”

-Wayne Pritchard, Esq.

Speaking about Justice Ann Crawford McClure

8th Court of Appeals

Justice Ann Crawford McClure was born in Cincinnati, Ohio. Two years later the family relocated to Houston, Texas.  At age 8 she moved to San Antonio where she spent the remainder of her youth.  She completed her undergraduate education at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth and was graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor of fine arts degree in communications.  She received her Juris Doctor degree from the University of Houston School of Law and entered private practice with a law firm in Houston.  In 1983 she moved to El Paso and began a solo practice in appellate law. She became the first attorney in El Paso to obtain board certification in civil appellate law and she is listed in the 1989 – 1994 editions of The Best Lawyers in America.  In 1992, she and her husband merged their practices into the partnership of McClure & McClure where she maintained a state-wide appellate practice until 1994 when she was elected to the 8th Court of Appeals. She is a past president of both the El Paso Bar Association and the Trans Pecos Bar Association.  Justice McClure and her husband, David, have 2 children.  All four are duly commissioned Kentucky Colonels.

2013 Lifetime Achievement BRAVO Award

Major General Dana J.H. Pittard 

His successful oversight  “of the biggest expansion of a military installation since WW11” is an event that has affected improvements and the quality of life at Ft. Bliss and in the local, state and national community.

Quote: -Brig. General Richard Behrenhausen

In the opening words of an El Paso, Inc. interview, Robert Gray writes; 

A football signed by President Clinton sits in a glass case on the corner of Maj. Gen. Dana Pittard’s desk in his office at Fort Bliss. It’s a memento given to military aides responsible for the ‘nuclear football’ –the 45-pound leather briefcase that holds the nation’s contingency plans, including instructions on how to launch a nuclear attack .Having been responsible for what’s called the “big red button” from 1996 to 1999, the responsibilities and stress that come with commanding the army’s fastest growing post since World War !! are nothing new for Fort Bliss’ progressive commander. Pittard is a 1977 Eastwood High graduate.  He returned to his hometown to become senior commander of Ft. Bliss. He and his wife Lucille have two sons, Jordan and Taylor.   (Gen) Pittard’s army career has taken him to 71 countries. He says his goal is to visit 100, and he has an uncanny gift for being where history is unfolding –like being in Berlin when the wall fell.  Most recently, he served as the Deputy Chief of Staff of operations and training at the Army Training and Doctrine Command in Fort Monroe, Va.  He has also served as commanding General of the Iraqi Assistance Group during Operaton Iraqi Freedom.  Pittard was commissioned as a second lieutenant from the U.S. Military at West Point with a bachelor’s degree in history, He earned a master’s from the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College and he attended Harvard University as a Senior Service College Fellow.” General Pittard is leaving his post at Ft. Bliss – moving to his next assignment. He leaves very large shoes to fill and he will be sorely missed. 

Previous BRAVO AWARD Recipients

Judge Sam Callan

Mayor Suzanne Azar

Representative Jack C. Vowell

Senator Peggy Rosson

Representative Nancy McDonald

David G. Marcus

Myrna J. Deckert

General Dennis D. Cavin

Adair & Dee Margo

Cecilia Ochoa Levine

Judy and J Kirk Robison

Colonel Heidi V. Brown

Sheriff Leo Samaniego

Judge Max Higgs

Mayor John Cook

Kathleen Staudt, PhD

Nancy Hanson

Rosemary Castillo

Zuill Bailey


Previous Life Achievement BRAVO Award Recipients

Coach Don Haskins

Anita Blair  

Janice Woods Windle

Hon Eliot Shapleigh

Tanny Berg


Last Updated 08/19/14

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