Road Gang Awards

Sen. Peter DeFazio accepting the P.D. Mclean Award
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.

2021 Greg Cohen
2349 Solutions

2020 Jeff Davis
Eno Center for Transportation

2019 Senator John Barrasso
Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works

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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  

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

2017 Representative Peter DeFazio
House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, Ranking Member

2018 T. Bella Dinh-Zarr
National Transportation Safety Board

2019 Senator John Barrasso
Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works

2020 Jeff Davis
Eno Center for Transportation
2021 Greg Cohen
2349 Solutions

*deceased

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, a presentation of this honor is made during the Road Gang Annual Meeting.

2021 Mike Sakata
Maryland Transportation Builders & Materials Association

2016 Wendy Kerr
Association of Equipment Manufacturers

2015 Joung Lee
American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials

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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, a 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

2014 Connie Yew
Federal Highway Administration

2015 Joung Lee
American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials

2016 Wendy Kerr
Association of Equipment Manufacturers
2021 Mike Sakata
Maryland Transportation Builders & Materials Association

*deceased

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:

2021 Mike Griffith
Federal Highway Administration

2020 Gregory I. Slater
Secretary, Maryland Department of Transportation

2019 Brandye Hendrickson
Deputy Director, American Association of State Highway and Transportation
Officials

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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 Administration (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

2017 Anthony (Tony) Giancola
Executive Director, National Association of County Engineers

2018 Carlos Braceras
Executive Director, Utah Department of Transportation

2019 Brandye Hendrickson
Deputy Director, American Association of State Highway and Transportation
Officials

2020 Gregory I. Slater
Secretary, Maryland Department of Transportation
2021 Mike Griffith
Federal Highway Administration

*deceased