Joe Lisy Award

Each year the Chicago Section honors one of its members for outstanding service and dedication to the Section. The award was created in 1959 in memory of the late Joseph J. Lisy.

Joe Lisy was a Chicago Section member whose contributions to Section activities were so varied and vital that the entire organizational structure of the Section was heavily dependent on his efforts, but the interesting thing about Joe was his modesty. He preferred to remain in the background and always managed to transfer the praise he deserved to someone else. He took charge of all of the dinner details and left the other officers free to concentrate on the seemingly more important work, and nobody paid him much attention.

Joe Lisy passed away, and then his efforts, contributions, and influence were missed. So, as a tribute to Joe’s memory, The Joe Lisy Award was created to honor those who demonstrate the sort of devotion, dedication, service, and humility for which Joe Lisy is remembered.

Past Recipients

2017 – Richard Linden
2016 – No Awardee
2015 – Robert Acerrano
2014 – Christopher Trent
2013 – James Persaud
2012 – James L Walker
2011 – No Awardee
2010 – Hari Soni
2009 – Ed McCarthy
2008 – Lisa Royal
2007 – Daniel Brown
2006 – Mark Ehrlicher
2005 – Boyce Grier
2004 – Jayne Leone
2003 – Peggy Bowling
2002 – Rama Shankar
2001 – Maurice Maurer
2000 – Phil Lakhani
1999 – Thomas Banasiak
1998 – Andrew Weiss
1997 – Kathy Gearty
1996 – Carolyn P. Andrews
1995 – Gilbert Sorber
1994 – Manu K. Vora
1993 – Robert E. Brown
1992 – David Druckman
1991 – Alexander C. Ratkus
1990 – John Nowak
1989 – Nellie G. Dujua
1988 – George (Varghese) Alukal
1987 – Florencio Villegas
1986 – William E. Booth
1985 – No Awardee
1984 – Ronald L. Pollard
1983 – LaVerne N. Wach
1982 – Frank P. Colby
1981 – John J. Blazejak
1980 – John R. Jeffers
1979 – David Pettigrew
1978 – Richard Chidel
1977 – John F. Gettemans
1976 – Howard R. Levin
1975 – John V. Schneider
1974 – William A. Golomski
1973 – Miguel A. Sone Jr
1972 – Raymond R.  Yetter
1971 – Robert I. Tenney
1970 – William L. Lieberman
1969 – Robert J. Williams
1968 – John C. Louer
1967 – Alvin G. Brooks
1966 – Ralph Haertel
1965 – Henry J. Becker
1964 – Warren E. Jones
1963 – Marjorie L. Sutherland
1962 – Frederick J. Halton
1961 – Mae-Goodwin Tarver
1960 – Charles L. Matz

Hari Soni
Joe Lisy Award Committee Chair