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.
Claira Monier, New Hampshire Housing Finance Authority
Dr. Joseph Pepe, CMC Healthcare System
Harold Turner Jr., The H.L. Turner Group Inc.
Former Govs. Steve Merrill and John Lynch
Larry Gammon, Easterseals New Hampshire
Joseph McQuaid, New Hampshire Union Leader
Joan Goshgarian, New Hampshire Business Committee for the Arts
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
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
Pam Hall, Normandeau Associates
Dick Hamilton, White Mountains Attractions Association
Tom Rath, Rath Young Pignatelli
Bradford Cook, Sheehan Phinney Bass and Green
Barbara Couch and Richard Couch, Hypertherm
Douglas Dean, Elliot Health System
John Olson, Whelen Engineering Inc.
Gary Long, Public Service of NH
Donna Sytek, former Speaker of the New Hampshire House of Representatives
Wendell Jesseman, chairman of New England Wire Technologies
John Collins, Dartmouth-Hitchcock
James Varnum, Dartmouth-Hitchcock
Ray Wieczorek, Wieczorek Insurance
John Crosier, BIA; Patrick Duffy, P. Duffy and Associates
Judd Gregg, former U.S. senator and former governor of New Hampshire
John Broderick, former N.H. Supreme Court chief justice
Lew Feldstein, New Hampshire Charitable Foundation
Dr. Stephen Reno, University System of New Hampshire
Patrick Duffy, P. Duffy and Associates
Andrew Lietz, University System of New Hampshire
Henry Powers, Sprague Energy
Jack Middleton, McLane, Graf, Raulerson and Middleton
Malcolm McLane, Orr and Reno
Bonnie Newman, Kennedy School of Government
John Frisbee, New Hampshire Historical Society
William Ruger, Sr., Sturm Ruger and Co.
James Wagner, Nexfor Fraser Papers
Stephen Barba, the Balsams Grand Resort
Saul Greenspan, Seco
Sylvio Dupuis, Notre Dame College
Kimon Zachos, Sheehan Phinney Bass and Green
David Putnam, Markem Corp.
William S. Green, Sheehan, Phinney, Bass and Green
Walter Peterson, Franklin Pierce College
Eli Isaacson, Isaacson Structural Steel
Fuller Ripley, Troy Mills
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