Honors and $$$ For Top Ranked Feds

The seventy-six winners of the coveted Presidential Distinguished Rank Awards were honored last night at a black tie banquet at the State Department. The honors carry an award ranging from 20 to 35 percent of the executive’s federal salary. The SES pay range is $119,554 to $179,700.

The awards ceremony (this is the 25th) is handled by the Senior Executives Association with generous corporate grants.

If want to know what they did to win the honors, click here. Meantime, check out the winners. These people are truly the best of the best. You may find a friend, colleague (or yourself) on the A-list:

2009 Presidential Distinguished Rank Awardees

Department of Agriculture

Dr. Dennis Gonsalves
Dr. Steven Mark Kappes

Department of Commerce

Lisa Casias
Mary M. Glackin
Deborah A. Jefferson
Dr. Thomas R. Karl
Kathleen A. Kelly
Richard W. Spinrad
Maureen E. Wylie

Department of Defense

Office of the Secretary

William J. Carr
John A. Casciotti
Dr. Steven M. Huybrechts
Alan Liotta
Alfred J. Rivera
Theresa M. Whelan

Defense Intelligence Agency

Roy I. Apseloff
Daniel O’Brien

National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency

Dr. Robert Laurine, Jr.

National Security Agency

John C. Inglis
Boyd T. Livingston
Richard C. Schaeffer, Jr.
James R. Schatz
Neal L. Ziring

Department of the Air Force

Dr. Siva S. Banda
Timothy A. Beyland
Bruce Stuart Lemkin

Department of the Army

Dr. Kwong-Kit Choi
Patrick J. Fitzgerald
Dr. Joseph A. Lannon
Levator Norsworthy, Jr.
Tracey L. Pinson
John L. Shipley
Earl Stockdale
Larry Stubblefield
Dr. Mark B. Tischler

Department of the Navy

Iona E. Evans
John C. Goodhart
Pasquale Tamburrino, Jr.

Department of Energy

Steven G. Chalk

Department of Health and Human Services

Dr. Gerald W. Parker, Jr.
Anna Michelle Snyder
Donalda L. Wilder

Department of Homeland Security

Joseph E. Langlois
Keith L. Prewitt
Thomas Winkowski

Department of Justice

Lee J. Lofthus
Andrew G. Oosterbaan
Clifford J. White III
John L. Wodatch

Federal Bureau of Investigation

Timothy P. Murphy

Drug Enforcement Agency

David Lee Gaddis

Department of State

John R. Byerly
Jonathan B. Schwartz

Department of Transportation

Theodore P. Alves

Department of the Treasury

Richard E. Byrd, Jr.
John R. Swales III

Department of Veterans Affairs

Elizabeth J. Freeman
Glen W. Grippen
Alan S. Perry
James M. Sullivan

Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board

Timothy J. Dwyer

Environmental Protection Agency

Dr. Brian J. McLean
Stephen D. Page
Linda A. Travers

General Services Administration

Robin G. Graf
Gail T. Lovelace

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Dr. John H. Campbell
Debra L. Johnson
Mary Denise Kerwin
Dr. Samuel H. Moseley
Jonathan Q. Pettus
J. William Sikora
Dr. Anthony J. Strazisar
Michael C. Wholley

Nuclear Regulatory Commission

David C. Lee
Roy P. Zimmerman

You can read Sec. Clinton’s remarks from last night online. Click here for that.

To reach me: mcausey@federalnewsradio.com


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