PGMS Professional Awards

Gold Medal Recipients
The PGMS Gold Medal is given to an individual or entity to recognize them for outstanding and long-term achievements and/or contributions to the green industry.

1926 – William Kleinheinz, NJ *
1929 – Pierre S. Dupont, Kennett Square, PA *
1940 – August Koch, Chicago, IL *
1950 – Leonard S. Buck, Far Hills, NJ *
1952 – Henry F. DuPont, Wilmington, DE
1959 – Mrs. Flagler Mathews, Rye, NY
1963 – Mrs. Robert Woods Bliss, Washington, DC
1966 – Frederick A. Huette, Norfolk, VA
1968 – Mrs. Lyndon B. Johnson, Austin, TX
1982 – Norman Rotanzi, San Simeon, CA
1984 – Rev. John E. Brooks, S.J., Worcester, MA
1987 – Robert B. Fisher, Alexandria, VA *
1992 – E. Earl Wilson, Loveland, OH
1996 – Jeffrey Bourne, Columbia, MD
1999  – Thomas Smith, Cincinnati, OH
2004 – George Toma, Westwood, KS
2006 – Len Morrow, Richmond, VA
2007 – Mayor Richard Daley, Chicago, IL
2008 – George M. Gaumer, Davey Commercial Landscape Services, Kent, OH
2010 – John Deere Company
2011 – Sustainable Sites Initiative (SITES)
2012 – Arbor Foundation’s Tree Campus, USA
2013 – PLANET Professional Landcare Network, Herndon, VA

 

President’s Award
Each year the PGMS President is asked to give a President’s Award to a member or members they feel have shown outstanding service and contributions to the Society. The name in parenthesis is the President who gave out the award that year.

2013 – (John Van Etten, CGM) – Ed Harman, CGM and Jimmy Viars, CGM
2012 – (Donald Bottger, CGM) – Gerald Landby
2011 – (Joe Jackson, CGM) – Gerry Dobbs, CGM
2010 – (Monica Higgins, CGM) – Marion Bolick, CGM and John Doiron
2009 – (Gene Pouly, CGM) – Denny Baker, CGM and Doyle Watkins
2008 – (Greg Nichols) – Mark Feist and Stephanie DeStefano
2007 – (Mike Mongon, CGM) – Walt Bonvell, CGM and The Joseph E. Shaner Co.
2006 – (Ellen Newell, CGM) – Donald Bottger, CGM and Jeffrey Bourne
2005 – (Chris Fay, CGM) – George Van Haasteren, CGM and Eric Grammer
2004 – (Todd Cochran, CGM) – Monica Higgins, CGM and John Van Etten, CGM
2003 – (Dusty Hallman, CGM) – Joseph Jackson, CGM & Greg Nichols
2002 – (Matt Vehr) – Kevin O’Donnell and Ellen Newell, CGM
2001 – (George Van Haasteren, CGM) – Greg Nichols and Dusty Hallman, CGM
2000 – (Kevin O’Donnell) – Vicki Killian, CGM and Walter Bonvell, CGM

 

E. Earl Wilson Award
The E. Earl Wilson Award is given to a PGMS member for long-term dedication to the Society and the Green Industry.

2004 – Kevin O’Donnell
2007 – George Van Haasteren, CGM
2010 – Jeffrey Bourne
2012 – Thomas Smith
2013 – Eugene Pouly, CGM

*Deceased


PGMS Special Award of Distinguished Service
The PGMS Distinguished Service Award recognizes outstanding service from a board or committee member, while all board and committee members are hardworking, and committed to our growth and success, this award is given to acknowledge outstanding service for an individual that goes above and beyond.

2013 – Gerald Dobbs, CGM