Awards & Honors

This page is dedicated to those chapters and society members who have excelled in the EH&S professional and dedicated their time, effort, professionalism, and passion to the betterment of worker safety and health and the environment in the workplace and community.

Past Region II Vice Presidents

  • Tim Page-Bottorff – Mesa, Arizona 2015 – (In Second Term)
  • Michael Lorenzo – Denver, CO 2012-2015 (3 years)
  • James Gallup – Prescott, AZ 2008 – 2012 (4 years)
  • Trish Ennis – Denver, CO 2004 – 2008 (4 years)
  • Sam Lybarger – Las Vegas NV – 2000 – 2004 (4 years)
  • David Lee – Reno, NV – 1998 – 2000 (2 years)
  • Michael Mitchell – Denver, CO – 1996 -1998 (2 years)

Past Regional Area Directors

Area A

  • MelissaSchmaltz – 2016 – (In Second Term)
  • Mark Grushka – 2014-2016
  • Janet Gallup – 2012-2014
  • Harold Gribow – 2008-2010
  • Gary Fisher – 2004-2008

Area B

  • Nathan Spencer – 2017 – In Term
  • Dustin Richartz – 2012-2017
  • Michael Lorenzo – 2010-2012
  • Brownie Peterson – 2007-2010

Society Level Awards 

  • 2018 –  Monsanto Queeny ASSP Safety Professional of the Year – Tim Page-Bottorff
  • 2017 –  Monsanto Queeny Society Safety Professional of the Year – Jeremy Bethancourt
  • 2015 – Monsanto Queeny Society Safety Professional of the Year – Dustin Richartz
  • 2012 – International PS PSY; Jitu Patel
  • 2012 – Young Professional “Significant Contributor”; Cameron CLark
  • 2009 – All CoPS SPY; Christine Sullivan
  • 2008 – Service Branch SPY; David Natalizia
  • 2008 – Risk Management/Insurance PS SPY; Christine Sullivan
  • 2003 –  All CoPS SPY; Edwin L. “Brownie” Petersen
  • 2001 – Management PS SPY; Edwin L. “Brownie” Petersen

Region II Safety Professional of the Year (SPY) Award: The ASSP Regional SPY award is an honor acknowledging the dedication and  outstanding contributions of a member to a specific Region.

Region SPY Award Packet (Information and Application regarding the award)

Past Region II Safety Professional of the Year Award (SPY) Winners

  • 2017 –  Rick Zellen (CO)
  • 2016 – Jeff Citrone (CO)
  • 2015 – Dustin Richartz (CO)
  • 2014 – Tim Page-Bottorff (AZ)
  • 2013 – Rick Callor (SRC)
  • 2012 – Frederick G. “Mick” Lewis (CO)
  • 2011 – Mark Semonisck (CO)
  • 2010 – Michael Lorenzo (CO)
  • 2009 – George Wolff (CO)
  • 2007 – Jim Gallup (AZ)
  • 2006 – William Pilspanen (SRC)
  • 2005 – Daniel McCain (CO)
  • 2004 – Tom Logan (S. NV)
  • 2003 – Jack Hanna (AZ)
  • 2002 –  Richard Fesler (SRC)
  • 2001 – David Lee (Sierra NV)
  • 1994 – Sam Lybarger (S. NV)
  • 1992 – Jim Watts (S. NV)
  • 1990 – Bill Carrol (MN)
  • 1989 – Jack Maddox (S. NV)

Fellow Honor: The Fellow Honor is the Society’s most prestigious honor, recognizing a lifetime of commitment to worker safety and health. Each Fellow recipient has had a wealth of unique personal and professional achievements in the occupational safety and health profession. They are leaders in the occupational safety and health community.

Region II Fellows

  • Richard King (2015)
  • Jitendra (Jitu) C. Patel, CPEA (2011)
  • Brad Giles – Snake River (2010)
  • Ernest Harper – Snake River (2001)
  • David MacCollum – Southern Arizona (1999)
  • Margaret Carroll – New Mexico (1999)
  • Daniel Petersen – Arizona (1998)
  • George Huber – Southern Colorado (formerly Pikes Peak) (1998)
  • D.A. Weaver – Southern Colorado (formerly Pikes Peak) (1990)

Other Award Recipients

Charles v.  Culbertson Outstanding Volunteer Service Award: This program provides special  recognition for outstanding service to the Society at the national level.  This special recognition award shall be  called the Charles V. Culbertson Outstanding Volunteer Service Award.  Special individual work accomplishments at  the national level deserve recognition, both to reward these special efforts,  as well as encourage others to establish higher personal goals in Society  activity.

Culbertson Award Nomination Form

  • 2012 – Dustin Richartz, CSP, MPH
  • 2009 – David Natalizia
  • 2008 – Patricia Ennis, Christine Sullivan
  • 2007 – E.L. “Brownie” Petersen

Diversity in the SH&E Profession Award: To recognize an  individual ASSP member for their commitment to the safety, health and  environmental profession as it relates to supporting diversity initiatives and  Society membership. Awards will be made without regard to race, ethnicity,  religion, personal beliefs, age, gender, sexual orientation, country of origin,  or physical challenges.