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  • P. D. McLean Award
  • Daniel J. Hanson Award
  • Lester P. Lamm Memorial Award
  • Award Nomination Process

 

P. D. McLean Award

In commemoration of the energy, tact, and dedication of P. D. McLean, one of the founders and first chairman of the Road Gang, the annual P. D. McLean Memorial Award was established in 1962. This is a fitting tribute in P. D. McLean, who, as Assistant Director of the National Highway Users Conference, and in other capacities, devoted his entire career to the advancement of highway transportation.

The award is presented annually to an individual whose achievements in any of the highway transportation related fields qualify them to receive this distinct honor. The Award is given “for a distinct contribution to the cause of better highway transportation in the public interest.”

Any person is eligible to be nominated for this award. However, a nomination can only be made by a Road Gang member. An Award Committee is appointed each year by the Chairperson, and the committee is responsible for selecting the recipient.

All nominations should be forwarded in writing to the Secretary. The Award features an appropriate plaque to visibly demonstrate the esteem and honor of the recognition bestowed by peers. It is formally presented at the Annual Meeting of the Road Gang in January.

The following are the recipients of the P. D. McLean Memorial Award along with their positions of major employment.

1962 Pyke Johnson*
Chief Executive, Automobile Manufacturers Association and President, Automobile Safety Foundation

1963 John V. Lawrence*
Managing Director, American Trucking Associations, Inc.

1964 Norman Damon*
Vice President, Automobile Safety Foundation
 
1965 George H. Fallon
Chairman, House Committee on Public Works
 
1966 Rex M. Whitton*
Administrator, Federal Highway Administration
 
1967 Walter W. Belson
Director of Public Relations, American Trucking Associations, Inc.
 
1968 Charles D. Curtiss*
Commission, U. S. Bureau of Public Roads
 
1969 J. E. Buchanan*
The Asphalt Institute
 
1970 Frank C. Turner*
Administrator, Federal Highway Administration
 
1971 John W. Gibbons*
Director of Public Relations, Highway User Foundation
 
1972 Burton F. Miller*
Executive Vice President, American Road Builders Association
 
1972 Alfred E. Johnson
Executive Director, American Association of State Highway Officials
 
1973 Edgar H. Swick*
Executive Director, Federal Highway Administration
 
1974 D. Grant Mickle*
President, Highway Users Foundation
 
1975 Douglas B. Fugate*
Commissioner, Virginia Department of Highways
 
1976 Clifton W. Enfield*
Minority Counsel, House Committee on Public Works and Transportation
 
1977 William N. Carey*
Executive Director, Transportation Research Board
 
1978 James J. Howard*
Chairman, Surface Transportation Subcommittee of the House Public Works and Transportation Committee
 
1979 Burton W. Marsh*
Director, Traffic Engineering & Safety Department, American Automobile Association, and Executive Director, Institute of Transportation Engineers
 
1980 E. G. Bud Shuster
Ranking Minority Member, Surface Transportation
Subcommittee of the House Public Works and Transportation Committee
 
1981 Daniel J. Hanson
President, American Road and Transportation Builders Association
 
1982 Jennings Randolph*
Chairman, Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works
 
1983 Eugene M. Johnson
Chief Engineer, Mississippi State Highway Department and President, The Asphalt Institute
 
1984 Les Lamm*
Deputy Administrator, Federal Highway Administration
 
1985 Wilbur S. Smith*
Founder, Wilbur Smith & Associates
 
1986 T. Randolph Russell*
Vice President for Public Affairs, American Road and Transportation Builders Association
 
1987 Ray A. Barnhart
Administrator, Federal Highway Administration
 
1988 Harold Gray
Manager, State Services Department, National Highway Users Conference, and Executive Secretary, National Capital Area Transportation Federation
 
1989 L. G. Byrd
Retired – Consultant
 
1989 Robert S. Holmes*
Chairman of the Board, Eno Transportation Foundation
 
1990 Francis B. Francois
Executive Director, American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials
 
1991 Steve Symms
Ranking Minority Member, Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works
 
1992 E. Dean Carlson
Executive Director, Federal Highway Administration
 
1993 Norman Mineta
Chairman, House Committee on Public Works and Transportation
 
1994 Tom Deen
Executive Director, Transportation Research Board
 
1995 John Warner
Chairman, Surface Transportation Subcommittee, Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works
 
1996 Rodney Slater
Administrator, Federal Highway Administration 
 
1997 Anthony Kane
Executive Director, Federal Highway Administration
 
1998 Billy Higgins
Government Relations Director, Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials
 
1999 James Oberstar
Ranking Democratic Member, House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
 
2000 Alan Pisarski
Transportation Consultant
 
2001 Robert E. Skinner, Jr.
Executive Director, Transportation Research Board
 
2002 Thomas E. Petri
Chairman, Highways, Transit, and Pipelines Subcommittee, House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee
 
2003 Mary Peters
Administrator, Federal Highway Administration
 
2004 Sunny Mays Schust
Director, Publications and Communications, American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials
 
2005 Peter G. Koltnow
Highway Users Federation
 
2006 Dr. Robert (Bob) J. Reilly
Transportation Research Board (TRB)
 
2007 John Horsley
Executive Director, American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)
 
2008 Senator Max Baucus
United States Senate
 
2009 Senator George Voinovich
United States Senate
 
2010 Kirk Steudle
Director, Michigan Department of Transportation
 
2011 Pete Ruane
President and CEO, American Road and Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA)
 
2012 Senator Barbara Boxer
US Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW)
 
2013 Hal Kassoff
Vice President, Parsons Brinckerhoff
 
2014 Victor Mendez
Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of Transportation

2015 Representative Bill Shuster
House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman

2016 Senator James M. Inhofe
Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works
 

Daniel J. Hanson Award


In recognition of long and dedicated service to the Road Gang, this award was first presented to Daniel J. Hanson in 1990. The award is presented to a Road Gang member to commemorate extraordinary service to the organization, when deemed appropriate by the Advisory Committee. When awarded, presentation of this honor is made during the Road Gang Annual Meeting. The following are the recipients of the Daniel J. Hanson Award, along with their position of major employment:

1990 Daniel J. Hanson*
American Road and Transportation Builders Association
 
1991 Andrew J. Lampe*
3M
 
1993 Hugh Gillespie*
International Road Federation
 
1994 Ken Gutschick
National Lime Association
 
1996 Doug Bernard
Federal Highway Administration
 
1997 John F. Haifley
American Automobile Association
 
1998 Susan Perry
Consultant; formerly with American Bus Association
 
1999 Edwin C. Granley,
Federal Highway Administration and Road Gang Treasurer
 
2000 Damian Kulash
Eno Transportation Foundation
 
2001 Eugene Johnson
Asphalt Institute
 
2003 Anthony Kane,
American Association of State Highway & Transportation Officials
 
2004 Kathryn Harrington Hughes
Eno Transportation Foundation
 
2007 Bernie McCarthy
Former Vice President and Director of Industry Affairs, The Asphalt Institute
 
2009 Neil Gray
International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association
 
2011 Taylor Bowlden
3M
 
2012 Brian Deery
Associated General Contractors
 
2013 Penelope Weinberger
Census Transportation Planning Products (CTPP) & Transportation Data Program Manager, American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)
 
2014 Connie Yew
Federal Highway Administration

2015 Joung Lee
American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)

2016 Wendy Kerr
Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM)

 
Lester P. Lamm Memorial Award

First presented in 1996, this award commemorates the leadership and guidance Les Lamm gave to the highway community over 40 years with the Federal Highway Administration and the Highway Users Federation. The award is presented to outstanding public servants exhibiting leadership and dedication to the U.S. highway transportation programs. The following are the recipients of the Lester P. Lamm Memorial Award along with their positions of major employment:

1996 Denny Judycki
Federal Highway Administration
 
1997 Ken House
House Surface Transportation Subcommittee
 
1998 Jack Schenendorf, Chief of Staff, 
House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee
 
1999 Peter J. “Jack” Basso
Assistant Secretary, U. S. Department of Transportation
 
2000 Kevin Heanue
Federal Highway Administration
 
2001 E. Dean Carlson, Executive Director, 
Federal Highway Administration, and Secretary of Transportation, Kansas Department of Transportation
 
2002 Gary Maring, Director, Office of Freight Management and Operations
Federal Highway Administration
 
2003 Clyde Woodle, Senior Democratic Staff Director, Subcommittee on Highways and Transit, 
House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
 
2004 Neil Pedersen
Administrator, Maryland State Highway Administration
 
2005 Susan Binder 
Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
 
2006 Larry M. King 
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT)
 
2007 Frederick G. “Bud” Wright
Executive Director, Federal Highway Administraion (FHWA)
 
2008 Peter Rogoff
United States Senate Committee on Appropriations
 
2009 Pete Rahn
Missouri Department of Transportation
 
2010 King Gee
Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
 
2011 Joe Toole
Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
 
2012 Jeff Paniati
Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
 
2013 John Njord
Tom Warne & Associates
 
2014 Mike Hancock
Secretary, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

2015 Greg Nadeau
Administrator, Federal Highway Administration

2016 Beth Alicandri
Associate Administrator for Safety, Federal Highway Administration
 

*deceased

2013 Award Nomination Process

All nominations should be forwarded in writing by December 5, 2013 to the Road Gang First Vice Chairman -- Chairman of the Awards Committee. 

You must provide the following information: 

Name of Nominee ______________________________________________ 

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Nominated for Which Award ______________________________________

Supporting Information __________________________________________
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Name of Nominator _____________________________________________

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