Award Winners

The Bryce Harlow Award

The Bryce Harlow Award is given annually to a public official in recognition of a significant and measurable contribution to the advancement of business-government relations. The honoree, by fostering an understanding, trust, respect, and cooperation between the business and government sectors, has benefited the country as a whole through sound public policy. Always, the honoree embodies the qualities of integrity, dedication and professionalism that epitomized the career of Bryce Harlow.

Most current positions listed

2017

Lamar Alexander

U.S. Senator from Tennessee

2016

Kevin Brady

U.S. Representative from Texas

2015

Fred Upton

US Representative from Michigan

2014

Orrin Grant Hatch

US Senator from Utah

2013

Mark Warner

US Senator from Virginia

2012

Joseph Lieberman

US Senator from Connecticut

2011

Jon Kyl

US Senator from Arizona

2010

Tom Carper

US Senator from Delaware

2009

Steny Hoyer

US Representative from Maryland

2008

Robert Bennett

Chairman & CEO
The Bennett Consulting Group

2007

Rob Portman

US Senator from Ohio

2006

Daniel Inouye*

US Senator from Hawaii

2005

John Boehner

Speaker of the House
US Representative from Ohio

2004

Don Nickles

Chairman & CEO
The Nickles Group

2004

Cal Dooley

President & CEO
American Chemistry Council

2003

J. Dennis Hastert

2002

John Breaux

Senior Counsel
Patton Boggs

2001

Richard Lugar

US Senator from Indiana

2000

Bill Archer

Senior Advisor, PwC

1999

Robert Dole

Special Counsel, Alston and Bird

1998

Vic Fazio

Senior Advisor
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld

1997

Robert Michel

Senior Adviser: Hogan & Hartson

1996

John Dingell

US Representative from Michigan

1995

Trent Lott

Senior Counsel: Patton Boggs

1994

Warren Rudman*

1994

Paul Tsongas*

1993

David Boren

President: University of Oklahoma

1992

Dick Cheney

1991

Howard Baker*

1990

Carla Hills

Chairman & CEO: Hills and Company

1989

Anne Wexler*

1988

Alexander Trowbridge*

1987

Malcolm Baldridge*

1986

James Lynn*

1985

James Broyhill

1984

William Ruckelshaus

Strategic Director:
Madrona Venture Group

1983

William Baroody, Sr. *

1982

John Harper*

Bryce Harlow Business-Government Relations Award

The Business-Government Relations Award is given for significant contributions to the advocacy profession through a lifelong career as an exemplary role model.

Most current positions listed
*deceased

2017

Dave McCurdy

President & CEO, American Gas Association

2016

Blanche L. Lincoln

Founder and Principal, Lincoln Policy Group

2015

Steve Elmendorf

Partner, Elmendorf | Ryan

2014

Connie Tipton

President & CEO of IFDA

2013

Charlie Black

Chairman of Prime Policy Group

2012

Josephine Cooper

Josephine Cooper LLC

2011

John Castellani

President & CEO PhRMA

2010

Joel Jankowsky

Partner Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld

2009

Ken Duberstein

Chairman and CEO The Duberstein Group

2008

Rob Liberatore

2007

Tom Boggs*

2006

Jane Hoover

President and CEO JFH Strategies

2005

Red Cavaney

Senior Vice President, Government Affairs ConocoPhillips

2004

George Koch*

Of Counsel K&L Gates

2003

Jack Valenti*

2002

Tom Korologos

Strategic Adviser DLA Piper

*deceased