Keyperson of the Year Award History

The NOA Keyperson of the Year Award recognizes an NOA member who has helped advance the Association's advocacy efforts through effective involvement in political or regulatory affairs on behalf of optometry, with special emphasis on building and maintaining effective relationships with state or federal legislators or regulators.

2019 Steve Gradowski, Omaha
2018 Lynda Conner, Grand Island
2017 Drew Bateman, Lincoln
2016 Darren Wright, Auburn
2015 Brian Brightman, Lincoln
2014 Chris Wolfe, Omaha
2013 Corey Langford, Omaha
2012 John Crotty, Auburn
2011 Chad Hudnall, Grand Island
2010 Jim Devine, Lincoln
2009 Bob Vandervort, Omaha
2008 Brad Blumenstock, O'Neill
2007 Steve Wolfe, Omaha