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The ESOP Association

ESOP Association Awards


Mark Lomele, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Recology in San Francisco, was awarded the Life Service Award at The ESOP Association’s Annual Conference here on May 23.

The Life Service Award is The ESOP Association’s most prestigious accolade, and recognizes an individual who has provided outstanding, long term contributions to The Association and the employee ownership community.

Lomele is one of only 18 people to receive the award in the past 27 years.

Chapter of the Year

Heart of America

Employee Owner of the Year

Luke Deets

McCowen Gordon Construction

ESOP Company of the Year

Gardener's Supply Company, Burlington, VT

Life Services Awards

Mark Lomele


Member Recruitment Award

Hillary Hughes 

Prairie Capital Advisors

Outstanding Board of Governors Member

Jim Winterscheid

Travel and Transport Inc.

Outstanding Chapter Officer

Larry Filipski

New York/New Jersey Chapter