The Timothy J. Rutenber Award was established to honor AIEA members who have rendered exceptional long-term service to the Association. This occasional award is named for the late Timothy J. Rutenber, who served as Director of the Secretariat and Treasurer of AIEA until his death in 2004. An associate member of AIEA since 1992, Rutenber was known as both an outstanding manager of day-to-day affairs and a wise steward of AIEA resources. His work on behalf of the Association epitomizes the ideal of excellence in service. In his name, honorees are recognized for the quality and duration of their work on behalf of AIEA.