Lifetime Achievement Award
In January 1964, Judy Love and husband, Tom, leased a self-service gas station in Watonga, Oklahoma. Today, Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores is a national chain with more than 500 locations in 40 states. Love is a founding member of the Annie Oakley Society.
Love is secretary of Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores and president of Love’s Family Foundation. She serves or has served on the boards of Oklahoma City University, SSM health Care, the St. Anthony Foundation, Oklahoma City Museum of Art, Civic Center Music Hall, Allied Arts, Community Foundation and the University of Central Oklahoma Foundation.
Love was inducted into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame, the Oklahoma Women’s Hall of Fame, and was chosen Most Powerful Woman in Oklahoma City in 2016. Love was named the 2020 Oklahoma Mother of the Year by American Mothers Inc.