1978 - Ray Roberts, United States Rep.
1979 - John J. Rhodes, Futuramic's Clean Water Center
1980 - Robert C. Byrd, United States Senator
1981 - Dr. Willie P., New Mexico State University
1982 - Ronald W. Reagan
1984 - Richard E. Christie
1984 - Joseph H. Baier, P. E.
1989 - Joseph A. Cotruvo, Ph.D., Joseph Cotruvo and Associates, L.L.C.
1990 - H. Clyde Farrell
1991 - David Schnare, Ph.D.
1992 - Loretta J. Trapp, Microline Corporation
1993 - Thomas J. Sorg, PE, USEPA NRMRL WSWRD
1994 - Nina McClellan, Ph.D.
1995 - Ronald J. Graham
1996 - Peter E. Shanaghan, USEPA Office of Ground Water & Drinking Water
1998 - Charles P. Gerba, Ph.D., University of Arizona Department of Microbiology
1997 - Douglas Bereuter, U.S. Congressman
1997 - Jon DeBoer, AWWA
1998 - Joan B. Rose, Ph.D., Michigan State University Department of Fisheries and Wildlife
1999 - Jerry L. Lane
2000 - Robert F. Burns, PE, California Department of Public Health
2000 - Nancy J. Culotta, MPH
2003 - Thomas J. Bruursema, NSF International
2003 - Lynita Docken, Wisconsin Department of Commerce
2004 - David P. Spath, PE, California Department of Public Health
2006 - Debra Coy, Janney Montgomery Scott LLC
2007 - Harry Cross
2009 - Kelly A. Reynolds, MSPH, Ph.D., University of Arizona
2010 - Paul Hendricks, Central Arizona Project
2012 - George C. Feighner, Scientific Services, Inc. S/D Inc.
2013 - Pete Conaty, Pete Conaty and Associates
2014 - Assemblyman Luis Alejo, California State Assembly
2015 - Ryan Harper, Triadvocates
2016 - Michael Sennett, Jones Day
2017 - Michelle Kussow, The Capitol Group
2018 - Marc Edwards, Virginia Tech
2019 - The Hon. Richard A. Gephardt, Gephardt Government Affairs
2020 - France Lemieux, Health Canada
2021 - The Hon. Dan Kildee, U.S. Congressman from Michigan
2021 - Darren A. Lytle, Ph.D., U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
2022 - The Hon. Tammy Baldwin, U.S. Senator from Wisconsin