Past Lifetime Achievement Award Recipients

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We bring business leaders, top institutions, other business organizations, and a diverse group of elected leaders together to work toward a better Northern Virginia.

Celebrating achievement

within our community

Presented at the Chamber’s Annual Members’ Meeting, The Lifetime Achievement Award (formerly the James M. Rees Award) honors the lifetime leadership and invaluable volunteer service of dedicated individuals that have been instrumental in building Northern Virginia into the economic engine it is today.

Past Honorees

Honoring past winners:

  • 2023, Senators Dick Saslaw and Janet Howell
  • 2022, Kevin Reynolds
  • 2021, Stuart Mendelsohn and Cathy Lange
  • 2020, Anne Holton
  • 2019, Rich LaFleur and Craig Chason
  • 2018, Todd Stottlemyer
  • 2017, Steve Gladis and Lovey Hammel
  • 2016, Dick Duvall and Knox Singleton
  • 2015, Ed Bersoff and Jim Dyke
  • 2014, Carl McNair and Frank Wolf
  • 2013, Donna Morea and Milt Peterson
  • 2012, Sid Dewberry and John Toups
  • 2011, Dr. Alan Merten and Dan Bannister
  • 2010, Patrick Dexter and Jerry Gordon
  • 2009, John Warner and Tom Davis
  • 2008, Dr. Robert Templin
  • 2007, Dave Guernsey
  • 2006, John “Til" Hazel  and George W. Johnson
  • 2005, Earle C. Williams and Gerald T. Halpin
  • 2004, Harry Doyle
  • 2003, Michael Anzilotti
  • 2002, Marty Irving
  • 2001, Aubrey Tarkington
  • 2000, Thomas Waldrop
  • 1999, Marilyn Gould
  • 1998, C. Arnie Quirion
  • 1997, Robert Spillane
  • 1996, Phil Reilly
  • 1995, Kathryn MacLane
  • 1994, Patricia Woolsey
  • 1993, Robert Skunda
  • 1992, Robert Hawthorne
  • 1991, Donna Engelson
  • 1990, Charles Gulledge
  • 1989, Thomas Kenny
  • 1988, Rudy Seeley (in memoriam)
  • 1987, Jeff Davis