||Martin D. Dawson
||For sustained leadership in society governance from local to international level, with special distinction in conference organization and strategy.
||For exceptional contributions to the Photonics Society as a champion of Diversity and Inclusion initiatives.
||Amr S. Helmy
||For exceptonal contributions to the Photonics Society in the areas of conferences and membership.
||For exceptional contributions to the Photonics Society in leadership and dedicated service through diverse activities, including outreach.
||Paul W. Juodawlkis
||For sustained leadership in society governance with significant contributions to Membership and Conferences.
||A. Catrina Coleman
||For sustained leadership in society governance with significant contributions to Conferences and Publications.
||David V. Plant
||For sustained and dedicated service to the IEEE Photonics Society, with special contributions to conferences.
||Filbert J. Bartoli
||For valuable contributions to the Society, particularly in the fields of Governance, Publications, and Conference.
||Kent D. Choquette
||For diverse and dedicated service to the Photonics Society, with special contributions in conferences.
||H. Scott Hinton
||For broad and inspiring service in governance at the Chapter, Society, and Institute levels for the betterment of the Photonics Society.
||For continuous and wide-ranging contributions to the activity of the Society, and for founding and developing the Italian Chapter.
||For dedicated service to the Photonics Society in diverse areas, including exceptional contributions to membership activities in Asia, and significant contributions to conferences and publications.
||Giok Djan Khoe
||For exemplary vision and leadership enabling sustained growth and broadened involvement of Photonics Society members, particularly student members and international activities.
||For contributions to and leadership in the area of publications.
||For dedicated service as Editor of the LEOS Newsletter from 2001 through 2006, resulting in outstanding changes in this publication.
||John H. Marsh
||For major contributions to LEOS governance and for leadership in promoting the development of LEOS as a global society.
||For sustained and broad leadership of LEOS activities, with special distinction in governance and conference management.
||Gordon W. Day
||For outstanding dedication and enthusiasm in leading LEOS, with special commitment to LEOS' financial health.
||For diverse and dedicated service to LEOS, with special contributions in technical affairs, conferences, and publications.
||For continuous professional service to LEOS, with special contributions to conferences and meetings and through his leadership as President.
||For his dedication and impact as LEOS President and founding Editor-in-Chief for the IEEE/Optica Publishing Group Journal of Lightwave Technology, and his significant contributions to LEOS through his leadership, initiative, and ongoing, dependable contributions to conferences and publications.
||Melvin I. Cohen
||For 20 years of dedicated commitment to LEOS service and leadership, including the development of conferences and publications, the organization and management of Society affairs, and the recruitment of volunteers.
||Edward F. Labuda
||For his years of dedicated service as LEOS Executive Director and his work in establishing and fostering improved management practice in the Society's affairs.
||For more than 15 years of exemplary service to LEOS, through his leadership as President and his initiatives towards globalization and the establishment of CLEO Pacific Rim.
||For more than 15 years of exemplary service to LEOS, through his leadership as President and his activities with regard to publications, the Annual Meeting, and OFC.
||J. Gary Eden
||For significant contributions to LEOS technical activities and the annual meeting.
||Paul W. Shumate
||For his significant contributions to the initiation of several new optical communications journals (including JLT and PTL) and for his leadership as the first Editor-in-Chief in establishing PTL as a leading letters journal for the rapid publications of scientific advances in the photonic fields.
||For his extraordinary dedication and commitment to the Society, and for his critical administrative leadership as the Society's first Executive Director in establishing and expanding effective, high-quality services and programs for members.
||Anthony J. DeMaria
||For over 25 years of professional service to the laser and electrooptics community, with special contributions in professional publications.
||For continuous contributions to the technical community and to the Society from being its first President to the present day.
||Dean B. Anderson
||For important contributions to the founding of the society and for continued service to LEOS, including the writing of a detailed history of the society.