NASAA President Dan Wellman (IL), left, and Legislative Director Joe Wescott (NC), right, with Senator Johnny Isakson of Georgia, Chair of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee.
NASAA presented its Lifetime Leadership Award recently to Senator Johnny Isakson, Chair of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee. President Dan Wellman and Legislative Director Joe Wescott presented the award to him during a trip to Washington to address the National Association of State Directors of Veterans Affairs (NASDVA). Wellman said the honor was well-deserved because of the senator's "many years of public service and particularly his leadership on behalf of veterans as Chairman of the Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs."
The award was announced at NASAA's annual legislative reception on Capitol Hill February 9, 2016. Senator Isakson was not able to attend the event so the presentation to him was made later.