Special Awards

Frequently, individuals and organizations in AHPA go above and beyond the normal "call of duty" in service to our industry, community, and planet. AHPA highlights these entities with special recognition for their contributions to the Herbal Products Industry. 

Past Honorees

  • 2021 AHPA Centennial Award: Indena S.p.A.

  • 2021 Herbal Pioneer Award: Tony Hayes

  • 2020 AHPA Visionary Award: Dr. Ed Alstat

  • 2019 AHPA Herbal Pioneer Award: Sara Katz (Herb Pharm)

  • 2019 AHPA Super Natural Award: Mark Blumenthal (American Botanical Council)

  • 2018 AHPA Lifetime Achievement in Research Award: Dr. James A. (Jim) Duke

  • 2018 AHPA Lifetime Achievement in Legislation Award: Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT)

  • 2018 AHPA Journalistic Excellence Award: Heather Granato (Informa Exhibitions)

  • 2017 AHPA Visionary Award: Elwood Richard, Founder of NOW Foods

  • 2016 AHPA Lifetime Achievement Award: Sen. Tom Harkin (D-IA)

  • 2016 AHPA Visionary Award: Robert (Bob) Ullman (posthumous)

  • 2015 AHPA Journalistic Excellence Award: NutraIngredients-USA Senior Editor Stephen Daniells and Senior Correspondent Hank Schultz

  • 2014 AHPA Visionary Award: Virgo Executive Team

  • 2013 AHPA Visionary Award: Lynda LeMole

  • 2012 AHPA Visionary Award: Michael Roland Shaw Moore, Former Author and Teacher

  • 2011 AHPA Visionary Award: James A. May, CEO of Wisdom Natural Brands