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

2016 Rittmann, Bruce
2015 Luthy, Richard G.
2014 McCarty, Perry
2013 Lawrence, Alonzo W.
2012 Sproul, Otis J.
2012 Huang, C. P.
2011 Shuval, Hillel I.
2010 Surampalli, Rao Y.
2009 Wilson, Thomas E.
2008 Haug, R. Tim
2007 Stahl, Jim F.
2006 Singer, Philip C.
2005 Marini, Robert C.
2004 Conway, Richard A.
2003 Johnson, Jr., Charles C.
2002 Schad, Theodore M.
2001 Lue-Hing, Cecil
2000 Pohland, Frederick G.
1999 Eckenfelder, W. Wesley
1998 Orlob, Gerald T.
1997 Woodruff, Paul H.
1996 Loehr, Raymond J.
1995 Weber, Jr., Walter J.
1994 Gilbert, Jerome B.
1993 Sorber, Charles A.
1992 Carroll, William J.
1991 Busch, Paul L.
1990 Garrison, Walter E.
1989 Geyer, John C.
1988 Longest, II, Henry L.
1987 Canham, Robert A.
1986 Lagnese, Jr., Joseph F.
1985 Bacon, Vinton W.
1984 Malina, Jr., Joseph F.
1983 Stern, Arthur C.
1982 Gloyna, Earnest F.
1981 Rohlich, Gerard A.
1980 Gibbs, William R.
1979 Lawler, Joseph C.
1978 Kappe, Stanley E.
1977 Weston, Roy F.
1976 Boyce, Earnest
1975 Gilbertson, Wesley E.
1974 Butrico, Frank A.
1973 Ludwig, John H.
1972 Okun, Daniel A.
1971 Coulter, James B.

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