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2006 PIAPAC Dinner

On Thursday, April 6, 2006, 80 people attended the annual PIAPAC Dinner in Washington, D.C. at the Phoenix Park Hotel. This event, held during...
April 8, 2006

 Larry McGillis Named PIAPAC Person of the Year

On Thursday, April 6, 2006, 80 people attended the annual PIAPAC Dinner in Washington, D.C. at the Phoenix Park Hotel.  This event, held during PIA's Federal Legislative Summit, serves as an important PAC fundraiser and as an awards banquet for the previous year's outstanding contributors.

This year's highlights:

  • Larry McGillis of North Dakota was presented with the 2005 PIAPAC Person of the Year award for his commitment to PIAPAC and to the legislative process.
  • Chairman Bob Gyle of Connecticut recognized PIAPAC's President's Circle and Chairman's Caucus members and the 2005 Chairman's Challenge winners.
  • Burnadette Budde, Senior Vice President of Business Industry Political Action Committee (BIPAC), gave the keynote address, speaking on the 2006 election landscape.
  • Cap Peterson of Nebraska served as auctioneer for the first annual PIAPAC Dinner Auction, which raised over $1400 for the PAC.
  • Kristie Bray, twin sister of PIA's Assistant Vice President of Federal Affairs, Kellie Bray, made a spectacular guest appearance.

Thanks to all who attended the PIAPAC Dinner and a special thanks to all who participated!

Photo Gallery


Opening remarks by PIAPAC Chairman Bob Gyle of Connecticut


Special Guest Kristie Bray with twin sister, PIA's Kellie Bray


A full house!


Burnadette Budde, Senior VP of Business Industry Political Action Committee, giving the keynote address on the 2006 election landscape.


Washington and Oregon


Ken Auerbach, New Jersey


Rob Hansen, Nebraska


Larry McGillis, North Dakota


Johnny Lee, Virginia


Dan Haley, Maine


Larry Willis, Florida


Don Flanders, New Hampshire


Steve Harter, Missouri


Liz Luce, Wyoming


Bill Mitchell, Louisiana


Robert Page of Louisiana with PIA President Ray Peretti


Donna Pile, Kentucky


Carl Stoecklin, Ohio


Phil Winkelmann, Nebraska


Mike Just accepting North Dakota's Chairman's Challenge award


Lori Williams accepting Florida's Chairman's Challenge award


Dennis Hall accepting Mississippi's Chairman's Challenge award


John DiMatteo accepting Connecticut's Chairman's Challenge award


Larry McGillis being presented the 2005 PIAPAC Person of the Year award


85 Larry McGillis with Norma Nesheim


Cap Peterson, auctioneer extraordinaire.  Let the bidding begin!