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.

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

 

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.

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

*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