Gill winners

2018 Harry C. Gill Founders Award

Jeff Fowler
Penn State University Senior Extension

Jeff exemplifies the traits of founder Harry Gill. He has been instrumental in building and sustaining one of the longest operating STMA chapters. Jeff represent the sports turf industry around the U.S. and is a sought-after speaker for local, regional and national conferences. He is extremely approachable and very collaborative. He is also a previous Founders Award winner and an extension educator – a position that he has held for more than 30 years. He is well known for his volunteerism and gives much time each year to the Little League World Series, where he organizes a huge group of volunteers to help make it a spectacular and professional event.

Previous Harry C. Gill Founders Award Recipients

Year Award Winner
2017 Tim Moore, GCA Services
2016 Darian Daily (awarded posthumously), Cincinnati Bengals (OH)
2015 Michael Goatley, Ph.D., Virginia Tech University (VA)
2014 Andrew McNitt, Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University (PA)
2013 Bucky Trotter, Sports Facilities Insights (KY)
2012 Richard Moffitt, Moffitt & Associates (MO)
2011 Mike Andresen, CSFM, Iowa State University (IA)
2010 Leo Goertz, Texas A&M University (TX) (deceased)
2009 Tom Burns, Diamond Pro/TXI (TX)
2008 Bob Campbell, CSFM, University of Tennessee (TN)
2007 Bob Curry, Covermaster, Inc. (Ontario, Canada)
2006 Boyd R. Montgomery, CSFM, The Toro Company (MN)
2005 Bob Christofferson, Seattle Mariners, (WA)
2004 Lynda Wightman, Hunter Industries (CT)
2003 Ken Mrock, Chicago Bears Football Club (IL)
2002 Ross Kurcab, CSFM, Invesco Field at Mile High (CO)
2001 Dan Douglas, Reading Phillies (PA)
2000 Mary Owen, University of Massachusetts – Extension (MA)
1999 *Dale Getz, University of Notre Dame (IN)
1998 John Souter, Turfgrass Consultant, Perthshire, Scotland
1997 *Eugene Mayer, The Scotts Company
1996 Greg Petry, Waukegan Park District (IL)
1995 Gil Landry, Ph.D., University of Georgia (GA)
1994 Henry Indyk, Ph.D., (deceased), Turfcon (NJ)
1993 *Mike Schiller, Schaumburg Park District (IL)
1992 George Toma, Kansas City Royals & NFL (MO)
1991 James Watson, Ph.D., The Toro Company (CO)
1990 *David Frey, Cleveland Stadium (OH)
1989 *David Frey, Cleveland Stadium (OH)
1987 *Mark Hodnick, Cal Poly Pomona (CA)
1986 Kent W. Kurtz, Ph.D., (deceased) Cal Poly Pomona (CA)
1985 Anthony Burnett, RFK Stadium (DC)
1984 *Steve Wightman, Mile High Stadium (CO)
1983 William H. Daniel Ph.D., (deceased) Purdue University (IN)
1982 Harry C. Gill, (deceased), Milwaukee County Stadium (WI)

* Facility listed is where employed at time of award. Check Directory for current listing