Florida Association of Professional Process Servers
Dr. Denny Howley

2022 Distinguished Service Award

Dr. Denny Howley

This year’s FAPPS Distinguished Service Award recipient does not fit the mold. He is not a Past President of FAPPS with instant name recognition. He is, for the most part, just a regular member of FAPPS that has amassed an extraordinary amount of service over a multi-decade period.

His roots go back to the days of the Miami-Dade Association, M-DAPS. He was heavily involved, served in many positions, and like now, rarely missed a meeting.

He is an active proponent of education at the FAPPS annual conference. He often participates as a speaker and was part of the group that launched the concept of "round table discussions" that have proved so popular at FAPPS.

Our recipient has served on the FAPPS Board for several years, from 2001 through 2007. After serving as Vice President under Todd Vause for two terms, he served as a board member for four additional years. He was content to lead by example, to educate others by his efforts at the Board and Committee level. He was the first to try to bring a formal education program to FAPPS. He has written more articles for our newsletter, The Paper Chase, than any other author. And that is over a span of nearly 20 years, virtually never missing an issue.

He is the man who coined the phrase or at least made it famous in our world: "A professional never stops learning". The man who has practiced this concept his entire life, graduating from New York University in 1958, American University of Beirut in 1972, American University Grad School in 1975, and finally earned his latest (I won’t say it’s his last) degree, an Associate in Diving Business and Technology from Florida Keys Community College in 2002.

He’s been a scuba diver since 1961, is still an active Certified Dive Instructor, a father, a grandfather, and a husband. He served as an Airborne Ranger in the United States Army, retiring as an Officer with over 20 years of service.

For the 2022 FAPPS Distinguished Service Award, I present to you the man with the bandana, the always optimistic attitude, the guy who is always ready to greet a new member and encourage them to "get involved".

I present to you the chief spokesman for the capital of the Conch republic, my friend and mentor, Dr. Denny Howley.

From the Award itself:

Spirit of a Leader

A true leader has the confidence to stand alone, the courage to make tough decisions and the compassion to listen to the needs of others. She does not set out to be a leader, but becomes one by the quality of her actions and the integrity of her intent. Leaders, like eagles, don’t flock. You find them one at a time.

2022 FDSA
For your many years of service to private process servers, for your countless contributions that benefited so many members.

For the Committee,
Bob Musser, Chair, FAPPS Distinguished Service Award Committee