The American Soybean Association (ASA) recognized Dave Drennan with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the annual ASA Banquet at Commodity Classic earlier this year. The award honors individuals who have provided outstanding leadership and dedication to ASA and helped further the interests of soybean farmers. Dave Drennan from Chesterfield, Mo. was presented the Lifetime Achievement Award – Membership Focus.
Drennan started his career with ASA in 1975 as newsletter editor. He was named interim Field Services Director at age 24. Dave was ASA’s first Membership Manager in 1979 to spearhead ASA’s membership efforts. In that year, ASA’s membership increased eight percent and more than 1,400 members from the previous year. Drennan was also recognized as the number one ASA Regional Manager for membership recruitment in 1980 from ASA’s 11 regions. Drennan is a 1975 Ag Journalism grad from Iowa State University and an alum of the Wilson Alpha Zeta Chapter.