Each year the IWWSG’s Steering Committee awards a truly deserving environmental professional with the Distinguished Environmental Professional Award (DEP Award).
The Distinguished Environmental Professional Award, named in honor of founder E. Ted Erickson, was established by the IWWSG in 2000 to recognize an individual who has made a significant contribution(s) in the environmental area, especially at the local and regional levels. The award is granted based on recognition of the recipient’s community service advancing IWWSG’s goals, leadership / service to environmental professional organizations, including the IWWSG, and contributions to the field of environmental laws / compliance / management / education.
November 2017 Dr. Thomas C. Granato, MWRDGC, Retired
March 2017 Mark Bauman, Ph.D., The Field Museum / Chicago State University
March 2016 Bharat Mathur, USEPA / Illinois EPA
March 2016 Jean B. “Susie” Schreiber, Chair Waukegan Harbor Citizens Advisory Board
March 2015 Bill Compton, Caterpillar, Inc.
March 2015 Marcia Willhite, Illinois EPA
March 2014 Dr. Tanner Girard, Illinois Pollution Control Board
March 2013 Lee Botts, Great Lakes Environmentalist
March 2012 Robert S. Elvert, Exxon Mobil Corporation
March 2011 Howard Chinn, Illinois Attorney General’s Office
May 2010 Suzanne Malec-McKenna, Chicago Department of Environment
May 2009 Alan Jirik, Corn Products International
May 2008 Toby Frevert, Illinois EPA
May 2007 Cecil Lue-Hing, D.Sc., MWRDGC
May 2006 Fred G. Krikau, Acme Steel Company / Interlake
May 2003 Ron Flemal, Illinois Pollution Control Board
May 2002 James B. Parks, Illinois EPA
May 2001 Richard Lanyon, MWRDGC
May 2000 James T. Harrington, McGuire Woods LLP
May 2000 Thomas McSwiggin, Illinois EPA