Fair Medal

Gordon Maskew Fair Award

The Gordon Maskew Fair Award honors one of the pioneers of environmental engineering, Dean Fair. In addition to his own exemplary career, his living legacy includes hundreds of prominent practicing engineers and eminent professors who continue to emulate his values. He taught his students not only the technical aspects of the field but inspired them to use their skills to protect and enhance environmental quality.

Through the Fair Award, the Academy seeks to identify Board Certified Environmental Engineers, Members or Scientists who have contributed to the status of the environmental engineering or science professions by:

  • Exemplary professional conduct
  • Recognized achievements in the practice of environmental engineering and science
  • Significant contributions to the control of the quality of the world's environment

For the full list of eligibility criteria and information on how you can submit nominations for a worthy Environmental Engineer or Scientist, click here.


Fair Winner

2017 Gordon Maskew Fair Award Recipient

Stephen J. Hickox, P.E., BCEE

Stephen J. Hickox, P.E., BCEE, Chairman and CEO of CDM Smith, has dedicated his entire 46-year career to helping clients solve the financial, legal, technical and regulatory components of their environmental and infrastructure challenges. Early in his career, as a project engineer/manager, he personally delivered on some of the most complex projects in CDM Smith's municipal portfolio. Later, known for his relentless focus on responsiveness and superior client service, he held a number of management positions with increasing geographic, financial, and sales responsibility. Most recently, before advancing to the executive leadership team, he was President of CDM Smith's largest unit where, in just three years, he grew sales by 60 percent and directed the firm's entry into the Latin American market. In his tenure as CEO, he has successfully led the development and implementation of an aggressive five-year strategic growth plan that has improved the firm's operational performance and increased sales while strengthening internal collaboration and teamwork.

With a particular passion and pride in the environmental engineering profession, Steve is highly respected as a mentor and trusted advisor and is a speaker at various industry conferences and events. As he travels throughout the world he meets and motivates CDM Smith's more than 5,000 employees by emphasizing how our profession improves the quality of life. It's a message that he strongly believes and one that all of us should be proud of.

Steve holds a BS in civil engineering from Merrimack College and an MS in civil engineering form Northeastern.


Past Winners

Year

Recipient

2016

Bruce Rittmann

2015

Richard G. Luthy

2014

Perry McCarty

2013

Alonzo W. Lawrence

2012

Otis J. Sproul

2012

C. P. Huang

2011

Hillel I. Shuval

2010

Rao Y. Surampalli

2009

Thomas E. Wilson

2008

R. Tim Haug

2007

Jim F. Stahl

2006

Philip C. Singer

2005

Robert C. Marini

2004

Richard A. Conway

2003

Charles C. Johnson, Jr.

2002

Theodore M. Schad

2001

Cecil Lue-Hing

2000

Frederick G. Pohland

1999

W. Wesley Eckenfelder

1998

Gerald T. Orlob

1997

Paul H. Woodruff

1996

Raymond J. Loehr

1995

Walter J. Weber, Jr.

1994

Jerome B. Gilbert

1993

Charles A. Sorber

1992

William J. Carroll

1991

Paul L. Busch

1990

Walter E. Garrison

1989

John C. Geyer

1988

Henry L. Longest, II

1987

Robert A. Canham

1986

Joseph F. Lagnese, Jr.

1985

Vinton W. Bacon

1984

Joseph F. Malina, Jr.

1983

Arthur C. Stern

1982

Earnest F. Gloyna

1981

Gerard A. Rohlich

1980

William R. Gibbs

1979

Joseph C. Lawler

1978

Stanley E. Kappe

1977

Roy F. Weston

1976

Earnest Boyce

1975

Wesley E. Gilbertson

1974

Frank A. Butrico

1973

John H. Ludwig

1972

Daniel A. Okun

1971

James B. Coulter

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