Keystone Leadership Awards

** Keystone’s 27th Annual Leadership Awards originally scheduled for June 3, 2020 has been postponed due to concerns over COVID-19. It will be re-scheduled for the Fall 2020 and be held at Union Station in Washington, DC. The new confirmed date and announcement of the 2020 awardees will be made as soon as possible.**

Keystone’s 26th Annual Leadership Awards were held on June 6, 2019 at the Newseum in Washington, DC.

2019 Keystone Leadership Awardees:

  • Senator Lisa Murkowski, U.S. Senate (R-Alaska)
  • Thomas R. Kuhn, President, Edison Electric Institute
  • Bianna Golodryga, Contributor, CNN
  • Luis Benitez, Vice President, Government Affairs & Global Impact, VF Corporation (Former Director, Colorado Office of Outdoor Recreation Industry)

Since 1994, Keystone Policy Center has proudly honored exemplary leaders and decision-makers who embody its mission in action. Honorees are selected for their leadership, vision, outstanding problem-solving skills, and efforts to seek collaborative solutions to challenging issues. The awards are presented annually at a dinner ceremony in Washington, D.C., attended by prominent leaders from industry, government, and the NGO community.

Please help support the work of Keystone Policy Center and these outstanding individuals through your sponsorship of and participation in this event. Funds raised through this annual event, are critical to helping support Keystone’s mission and vision of bringing together leaders to reach a common higher ground. Learn more about how Keystone utilizes these important resources!

For more information, contact Judy O’Brien, Director of Development and Strategic Partnerships | | 202-452-1592.

Video: 25 Years of Keystone Leadership Awards

Galleries: Past Keystone Leadership Awards

Learn more about Keystone’s past awardees and view photos from previous Keystone Leadership Awards events by clicking on the galleries below.


2019 Leadership Awards Dinner


2018 Leadership Awards Dinner


2018 Leadership Awards Dinner