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New Hampshire Lifetime Achievement and Advantage Award past honorees

The Lifetime Achievement award recognizes business leaders who have demonstrated a commitment to leadership in their professions, communities, and New Hampshire. Award recipients help shape their local communities and the state through successful business endeavors, active participation in civic organizations, involvement in boards, and service to local and state government.

The New Hampshire Advantage Award honors businesses, organizations or projects that enhance New Hampshire’s special character and quality of life in meaningful ways.

Click below to see the past recipients for both of these awards.

2021

Claira Monier, New Hampshire Housing Finance Authority

Dr. Joseph Pepe, CMC Healthcare System

Harold Turner Jr., The H.L. Turner Group Inc.

2020

Former Govs. Steve Merrill and John Lynch

2019

Larry Gammon, Easterseals New Hampshire

Joseph McQuaid, New Hampshire Union Leader

Joan Goshgarian, New Hampshire Business Committee for the Arts

2018

Hon. Linda Dalianis, former chief justice of the New Hampshire Supreme Court

Dr. Richard Gustafson, former SNHU president and CCSNH chancellor

Hon. W. Douglas Scamman Jr., former Speaker of the New Hampshire House

2017

Hon. John H. Sununu, former governor, former White House chief of staff, and president of JHS Associates

Dr. Edward MacKay, former chancellor, University System of New Hampshire

2016

Pam Hall, Normandeau Associates

Dick Hamilton, White Mountains Attractions Association

Tom Rath, Rath Young Pignatelli

2015

Bradford Cook, Sheehan Phinney Bass and Green

Barbara Couch and Richard Couch, Hypertherm

2014

Douglas Dean, Elliot Health System

John Olson, Whelen Engineering Inc.

Gary Long, Public Service of NH

2013

Donna Sytek, former Speaker of the New Hampshire House of Representatives

Wendell Jesseman, chairman of New England Wire Technologies

2012

John Collins, Dartmouth-Hitchcock

James Varnum, Dartmouth-Hitchcock

Ray Wieczorek, Wieczorek Insurance

2011

John Crosier, BIA; Patrick Duffy, P. Duffy and Associates

Judd Gregg, former U.S. senator and former governor of New Hampshire

2010

John Broderick, former N.H. Supreme Court chief justice

2009

Lew Feldstein, New Hampshire Charitable Foundation

Dr. Stephen Reno, University System of New Hampshire

2008

Patrick Duffy, P. Duffy and Associates

2007

Andrew Lietz, University System of New Hampshire

2006

Henry Powers, Sprague Energy

2005

Jack Middleton, McLane, Graf, Raulerson and Middleton

2004

Malcolm McLane, Orr and Reno

2003

Bonnie Newman, Kennedy School of Government

John Frisbee, New Hampshire Historical Society

2002

William Ruger, Sr., Sturm Ruger and Co.

James Wagner, Nexfor Fraser Papers

2001

Stephen Barba, the Balsams Grand Resort

Saul Greenspan, Seco

2000

Sylvio Dupuis, Notre Dame College

Kimon Zachos, Sheehan Phinney Bass and Green

1999

David Putnam, Markem Corp.

1998

William S. Green, Sheehan, Phinney, Bass and Green

Walter Peterson, Franklin Pierce College

1997

Eli Isaacson, Isaacson Structural Steel

Fuller Ripley, Troy Mills

1993

Courtland Freese and George Freese Jr., Globe Manufacturing Co.

John Morison II, Hitchiner Manufacturing

Neil Tillotson, Tillotson Corp.

New Hampshire Business Committee for the Arts

Granite United Way

CASA NH, Girls Inc. of New Hampshire

University of New Hampshire

New Hampshire Center for Public Policy Studies

New Hampshire Public Television

New Hampshire Charitable Foundation

New Hampshire Center for Nonprofits

New Hampshire Humanities Council

New Hampshire Food Bank

Easter Seals New Hampshire

2-1-1 New Hampshire Partnership

New Hampshire Political Library

Core group of supporters that worked to prevent closure of Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in 2005 Base Realignment and Closure process