2014: Toby Hauck, ZAU
Chicago Center (ZAU) Facility Representative and veteran NATCAvist Toby Hauck, whose relentless dedication to forging successful relationships with members of Congress and their staffs with his friendly, plain-spoken, highly personable style, was saluted on Monday, May 19, 2014 at NATCA in Washington (NiW) with the Union’s highest legislative honor – the Trish Gilbert Legislative Activism Award.
“I’m humbled,” Hauck said. “I’m with my family. To accept an award like this in front of my family members is pretty moving. I am not often speechless but you got me here.” Hauck then shared with his fellow NATCAvists, particularly the many first-timers at this year’s event, some advice that he says has proven valuable for his relationship-building. “My advice is go in and be you,” he said. “Give them a firm handshake. When you leave, say thank you. Then follow up. If you don’t know the answer, say you will get back to them.” The award culminated a series of honors given to NATCAvists for their work and dedication.
Regional award winners included the following: