The Wayne V. Black Memorial Scholarship Award is named after one of the most important contributors to the ENTELEC community in our association’s history.

Mr. Black served as General Counsel of ENTELEC starting in the 1970s and continued to contribute until his retirement in 2007. Mr. Black’s legacy carries on through the educational award given annually to a recipient who embodies his passion for the industry:

  • 1959: Mr. Black graduated from the University of Missouri.
  • 1964: Mr. Black received his law degree from George Washington University after starting his career at Keller and Heckman LLP as a Federal Communications Commission licensing specialist.
  • 1960s: Mr. Black represented oil & gas companies, electric utilities and other companies on telecommunications matters before the FCC.
  • 1960s: Mr. Black helped energy companies secure radio authorizations and waivers, participated in FCC rulemaking proceedings, and represented energy companies before U.S. Congress.
  • 1970s onward: Mr. Black served as General Counsel of ENTELEC.
  • 2006: ENTELEC Board established the Wayne V. Black Scholarship Award.
  • 2007: Mr. Black retired from the industry after more than 40 years of active involvement representing oil & gas, electric, and telecommunication companies.
  • 2011: ENTELEC mourned the loss of Mr. Black and renamed the award the “Wayne V. Black Memorial Scholarship Award.”