WCEE is pleased to present its
2016 Woman of the Year, Lisa Murkowski
2016 Champion, Charles A. Menzie
WCEE's Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Hon. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) is WCEE's 2016 Woman of the Year and Dr. Charles A. Menzie, Principal Scientist, Exponent, Inc. is WCEE’s 2016 Champion. Sen. Murkowski and Mr. Menzie were honored Wednesday, March 9th, 2016 at WCEE's annual gala at the Capital Hilton Hotel in Washington DC.
Lisa Murkowski is Alaska’s senior representative in the U.S. Senate and chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee and Senate Appropriations Interior and Environment Subcommittee. Sen. Murkowski has served on the energy committee since joining the Senate in 2002, and was the committee’s ranking Republican member from 2009 through 2014. A recognized leader in Congress on energy and public lands policy, Sen. Murkowski has pursued policies aimed at making America’s energy more abundant, affordable, clean, diverse, and secure.
WCEE also will honor Dr. Charles Menzie with the WCEE Champion Award. Dr. Menzie is a principal scientist in Exponent’s Ecological and Biological Sciences practice. Dr. Menzie’s primary area of expertise is the environmental fate and effects of physical, biological, and chemical stressors on terrestrial and aquatic systems. Dr. Menzie also is being recognized for his leadership to establish a culture of equality and gender balance in the workplace.