Awards & Honors

This page is dedicated to those chapters and society members who have excelled in the EH&S professional and dedicated their time, effort, professionalism, and passion to the betterment of worker safety and health and the environment in the workplace and community.

Past Region II Vice Presidents

  • Michael Mitchell – Denver, CO – 1996 -1998 (2 years)
  • David Lee – Reno, NV – 1998 – 2000 (2 years)
  • Sam Lybarger – Las Vegas NV – 2000 – 2004 (4 years)
  • Trish Ennis – Denver, CO 2004 – 2008 (4 years)
  • James Gallup – Prescott, AZ 2008 – 2012 (4 years)
  • Michael Lorenzo – Denver, CO 2012-2015 (3 years)

Past Regional Area Directors

Area A

  • Mark Grushka – 2014-2016
  • Janet Gallup – 2012-2014
  • Harold Gribow – 2008-2010
  • Gary Fisher – 2004-2008

Area B

  • Dustin Richartz – 2012-2017
  • Michael Lorenzo – 2010-2012
  • Brownie Peterson – 2007-2010

Chapter of the Year Award: To recognize society chapters for excellence within the profession and service to their community.

  • Arizona Chapter (Large Chapter); 2003-04, 2007-08, 2008-09
  • Southern Nevada (Medium Chapter); 2005-06
  • Snake River (Small Chapter); 2008-09, 2014-2015 (Last official Chapter of the Year)

Chapter of the Year Petition

  • 2003-2004 Large Chapter of the Year – Arizona
  • 2005-2006 Medium Chapter of the Year – Southern Nevada
  • 2007-2008 Medium Chapter of the Year – Kuwait
  • 2007-2008 Large Chapter – Arizona
  • 2008-2009 Small Chapter of the Year – Snake River
  • 2008-2009 Large Chapter of the Year – Arizona

Region II Safety Professional of the Year (SPY) Award: The ASSE Regional SPY award is an honor acknowledging the dedication and  outstanding contributions of a member to a specific Region.

Region SPY Award Packet (Information and Application regarding the award)

  • 2015 – Monsanto Queeny Society Safety Professional of the Year – Dustin Richartz
  • 2012 – International PS PSY; Jitu Patel
  • 2012 – Young Professional “Significant Contributor”; Cameron CLark
  • 2009 – All CoPS SPY; Christine Sullivan
  • 2008 – Service Branch SPY; David Natalizia
  • 2008 – Risk Management/Insurance PS SPY; Christine Sullivan
  • 2003 All CoPS SPY; Edwin L. “Brownie” Petersen
  • 2001 – Management PS SPY; Edwin L. “Brownie” Petersen

Past Region II Safety Professional of the Year Award (SPY) Winners

  • 2016 – Jeff Citrone (CO)
  • 2015 – Dustin Richartz (CO)
  • 2014 – Tim Page-Bottorff (AZ)
  • 2013 – Rick Callor (SRC)
  • 2012 – Frederick G. “Mick” Lewis (CO)
  • 2011 – Mark Semonisck (CO)
  • 2010 – Michael Lorenzo (CO)
  • 2009 – George Wolff (CO)
  • 2007 – Jim Gallup (AZ)
  • 2006 – William Pilspanen (SRC)
  • 2005 – Daniel McCain (CO)
  • 2004 – Tom Logan (S. NV)
  • 2003 – Jack Hanna (AZ)
  • 2002 -Richard Fesler (SRC)
  • 2001 – David Lee (Sierra NV)
  • 1994 – Sam Lybarger (S. NV)
  • 1992 – Jim Watts (S. NV)
  • 1990 – Bill Carrol (MN)
  • 1989 – Jack Maddox (S. NV)

Fellow Honor: The Fellow Honor is the Society’s most prestigious honor, recognizing a lifetime of commitment to worker safety and health. Each Fellow recipient has had a wealth of unique personal and professional achievements in the occupational safety and health profession. They are leaders in the occupational safety and health community.

Region II Fellows

  • Richard King (2015)
  • Jitendra (Jitu) C. Patel, CPEA (2011)
  • Brad Giles – Snake River (2010)
  • Ernest Harper – Snake River (2001)
  • David MacCollum – Southern Arizona (1999)
  • Margaret Carroll – New Mexico (1999)
  • Daniel Petersen – Arizona (1998)
  • George Huber – Southern Colorado (formerly Pikes Peak) (1998)
  • D.A. Weaver – Southern Colorado (formerly Pikes Peak) (1990)

Other Award Recipients

Charles v.  Culbertson Outstanding Volunteer Service Award: This program provides special  recognition for outstanding service to the Society at the national level.  This special recognition award shall be  called the Charles V. Culbertson Outstanding Volunteer Service Award.  Special individual work accomplishments at  the national level deserve recognition, both to reward these special efforts,  as well as encourage others to establish higher personal goals in Society  activity.

Culbertson Award Nomination Form

  • 2012 – Dustin Richartz, CSP, MPH
  • 2009 – David Natalizia
  • 2008 – Patricia Ennis, Christine Sullivan
  • 2007 – E.L. “Brownie” Petersen

Diversity in the SH&E Profession Award: To recognize an  individual ASSE member for their commitment to the safety, health and  environmental profession as it relates to supporting diversity initiatives and  Society membership. Awards will be made without regard to race, ethnicity,  religion, personal beliefs, age, gender, sexual orientation, country of origin,  or physical challenges.