Distinguished Environmental Professional Award

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.

Current Recipient

November 2017 Dr. Thomas C. GranatoMWRDGC, Retired

 

Past Recipients

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