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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.


Dean Christon, New Hampshire Housing (far right)

Lou D'Allesandro, New Hampshire State Senate (middle)

Sherilyn Young, Rath, Young and Pignatelli (second from right)


(Also pictured - Friends of Aine NH Advantage Award honorees)


Dr. Susan Huard, Community College System of New Hampshire

Frank Kocher, WMUR NH Business

Dick Samuels, McLane Middleton


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.

Friends of Aine


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