A Dozen Feds to Receive Flemming Awards for Excellence

The awards are are named for noted civil servant Arthur Flemming, who served presidents from Franklin Roosevelt to Bill Clinton, earning the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1994. The awards are are named for noted civil servant Arthur Flemming, who served presidents from Franklin Roosevelt to Bill Clinton, earning the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1994. AP file photo

Twelve federal employees who have demonstrated excellence, leadership and community service are set to be honored Monday night at the 65th annual Arthur S. Flemming Awards.

Selected through competitive judging after being nominated by their agencies, the winners are to appear at a ceremony at The George Washington University organized jointly by the Arthur S. Flemming Commission and GW’s Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration in cooperation with the National Academy of Public Administration.

The winners will receive a medal at the event featuring a keynote speech by Federal Communications Commission Chief Information Officer David Bray, a 2012 Flemming Award winner, according to planners. The 2013 winners are:

Applied Science and Engineering

  • Christopher Genelin, Technical Applications Center, Air Force
  • Emanuel H. Knill, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Commerce Department
  • Dmitry N. Kosterev, Bonneville Power Administration, Energy Department
  • Kenneth L. Senior II, U.S. Naval Research Laboratory

Basic Science

  • Igor L. Medintz, U.S. Naval Research Laboratory
  • Carole A. Parent, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, Health and Human Services Department
  • Thomas T. Perkins, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Commerce Department

Leadership/Management

  • Christopher B. Cornelissen, Naval Medical Center, Navy
  • Francesca Cunningham, Pharmacy Benefits Management Services, Veterans Affairs Department

Legal Achievement

  • Angeline Purdy, Environment and Natural Resources Division, Justice Department

Social Science, Clinical Trials and Translational Research

  • Suzanne Meredith Gilboa, National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Robert J. Lederman, National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health, Health and Human Services Department

The Flemming Awards, which have been bestowed on 600 federal employees since 1948, are named for noted civil servant Arthur Flemming, who served presidents from Franklin Roosevelt to Bill Clinton, earning the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1994.

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