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The Center for Environmental Policy's William K. Reilly Awards for Environmental Leadership recognize individuals in environmental careers who demonstrate the qualities of leadership, innovation, engagement of diverse interests, effective problem solving and contributions to future generations of environmental leaders. The awards, named in honor of one of the most respected leaders in U.S. environmental policy, were given at a ceremony held at American University on March 26, 2015 to Ben Grumbles, Maryland Secretary of Environment, and Fred Krupp, President of the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), will receive the 2015 William K. Reilly Environmental Leadership Awards. Read more »
The second annual William K. Reilly Awards for Environmental Leadership were presented at an event on April 24, 2014, on the American University campus in Washington, D.C. The event honored award winners Daniel C. Esty, former commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, and Nsedu Obot Witherspoon, executive director of the Children's Environmental Health Network, for their contributions to innovations in environmental policy. At the event U.S. Senator Bob Graham delivered a keynote address, Bill Reilly provided remarks, and graduate students from the School of Public Affairs were awarded scholarships.
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The first annual William K. Reilly Awards for Environmental Leadership were presented on April 23, 2013 at an invitation-only gala that awarded outstanding SPA students with scholarships and honored a pair of leaders in the world of environmental policy, Deerin Babb-Brott and Jeffrey Leonard.
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Leadership Awardees 2016
Mindy Lubber President of Ceres
Bob Perciasepe President of the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions
Scholarship Winners 2016
Maria Manuella Athayde (MPP, 2017) Maggie McCarey (MPA, 2017)
Leadership Awardees 2015
Ben Grumbles Maryland Secretary of Environment
Fred Krupp President of the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF)
Scholarship Winners 2015
Amy Purpura, SPA/MPP '16
Jennifer Hatch, SPA/MPA '16
Leadership Awardees 2014
Daniel C. Esty Director of the Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy and the Center for Business and Environment at Yale
Nsedu Obot Witherspoon Executive Director for the Children's Environmental Health Network (CEHN)
Scholarship Winners 2014
Jennifer Hernandez, SPA/MPP '15
Kavita Mak, SPA/MPP '15
Leadership Awardees 2013
Deerin Babb-Brott Director of the White House National Oceans Council
Jeffrey Leonard President and Chief Executive Officer of the Global Environment Fund
Scholarship winners 2013
Kristina Bell, SPA/MPA’14
Samuel Cramer, SPA/MPP’14
Zachary Rybarczyk, SPA/MPP’14