William K. Reilly Annual Lecture & Award for Environmental Leadership

This annual event recognizes professionals who have made significant contributions toward advancing environmental protection and conservation, demonstrating qualities of leadership, innovation, engagement of diverse interests, and effective problem solving. Support for future generations of environmental leaders is an important goal of the William K. Reilly Fund, and the Reilly Scholarship awardees are recognized during this event.

2019 Event

Phil Sharp, national energy and climate change leader, will deliver the keynote address at the seventh annual William K. Reilly Awards on March 21, 2019.

2018 Event

George S. Hawkins, former CEO and General Manager of DC Water, announced as the keynote speaker of the 2018 William K. Reilly Awards.

Winners for the 2018 William K. Reilly Awards are Mamie Parker, former Head of Fisheries and Chief of Staff of the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and Will Baker, President of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation.

Keynote Speaker
George S. Hawkins, CEO and General Manager, DC Water
Leadership Awardees
Mamie A. Parker, former Head of Fisheries and Chief of of the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service
William Baker, Chesapeake Bay Foundation
Scholarship Winners
Jake Assael, SPA/MPA '19
Samantha Pedreiro, SPA/MPA '19
Keynote Speaker
Jay Faison, CEO and Founder, ClearPath Foundation
Leadership Awardees
Claire Barnett, Healthy Schools Network,
Vannesa and Ben Henneke, Clean Air Action International Small Group and Tree Planting Program
Scholarship Winners
Lisa Flores, SPA/MPP '18
Nick Nayak, SPA/MPA '18
Keynote Speaker
Felicia Marcus, Chair, California Water Resources Control Board
Leadership Awardees
Mindy Lubber, President, Ceres
Robert Perciasepe, President, Center for Climate and Energy Strategies
Scholarship Winners
Maria Manuella Athayde, SPA/MPA '17
Maggie McCarey, SPA/MPA '17
Leadership Awardees
Ben Grumbles, Maryland Secretary of Environment
Fred Krupp, President, Environmental Defense Fund (EDF)
Scholarship Winners
Amy Purpura, SPA/MPP '16
Jennifer Hatch, SPA/MPA '16
Keynote Speaker
Bob Graham, former Senator from Florida
Leadership Awardees
Daniel C. Esty, Executive Director, Yale Center for Environmental Law & Policy and Yale Center for Business & Environment
Nsedu Obot Witherspoon, Executive Director, Children's Environmental Health Network
Scholarship Winners
Jennifer Hernandez, SPA/MPP '15
Kavita Mak, SPA/MPP '15
View the Program
https://youtu.be/HPxc-GEECD0
Keynote Speaker
William K. Reilly
Leadership Awardees
Deerin Babb-Brott, Director, White House National Oceans Council
Jeffrey Leonard, President and CEO, Global Environment Fund
Scholarship Winners
Kristina Bell, SPA/MPA '14
Samuel Cramer, SPA/MPP '14
Zachary Rybarczyk, SPA/MPP '14
View the Program
https://youtu.be/HPxc-GEECD0

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