Kevan Lawlor, President and CEO of global public health and safety organization NSF International, was awarded the 2018 Robert E. Guenzel Award by the United Way of Washtenaw County on April 15, 2018. The award is given in honor of Robert Guenzel, former Washtenaw County administrator, and his commitment to improving the community. It recognizes individuals demonstrating exemplary leadership and community involvement in Washtenaw County, Michigan.

“I’m humbled and very grateful to be recognized in this way, but this award really belongs to the 2,700 people who work with me at NSF International – especially the 700 men and women who live and work in the Ann Arbor area,” Lawlor said in his acceptance speech.

During his time as President and CEO of NSF International, Lawlor has created an organizational culture that supports community involvement and improvement. For nearly 20 years, NSF International has contributed to the United Way ofWashtenaw County through donations, events and other campaigns, raising awareness of important needs and issues in the community.

In addition to his leadership role at NSF, Lawlor served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and previously as a member of the University of Michigan’s School of Public Health Dean’s Advisory Board. He recently joined the Board of Directors of the Shelter Association of Washtenaw County.