Bernard P. Friel Medal


The Bernard P. Friel Medal honors distinguished service in public finance and was established in 1982 in honor of NABL’s first President. Nominees need not be NABL members but may not be current members of the NABL Board of Directors. Nominations for the Bernard P. Friel Medal may be made using this form.  A list of past recipients of the Friel Medal can be found here.  

Past Recipients


1983 - Charles P. Carlson, Chicago, IL

1984 - Roswell C. Dikeman, New York, NY (posthumously)

1985 - Daniel B. Goldberg, New York, NY (posthumously)

1986 - Catherine L. Spain, Washington, D.C.

1987 - Manly W. Mumford, Chicago, IL

             - Huger Sinkler, Charleston, SC (posthumously)

1988 - James W. Perkins, Boston, MA

1990 - Robert S. Amdursky, New York, NY (posthumously)

1991 - Thomas S. Currier, New York, NY

1992 - Beryl Anthony, Jr., El Dorado, AR

1993 - Sharon Stanton White, San Francisco, CA

1994 - Robert Dean Pope, Richmond, VA

1997 - Joseph H. Johnson, Jr., Birmingham, AL

1998 - Austin V. Koenen, New York, NY (posthumously)

            - Amy K. Dunbar, Washington, D.C.

1999 - Julianna Ebert, Milwaukee, WI

2000 - Robert J. Kutak, Omaha, NE (posthumously)

             - Richard H. Nicholls, New York, NY

2001 - Harold B. Judell, New Orleans, LA

2003 - Jeffrey S. Green, New York, NY

             - Henry S. Klaiman, New York, NY

2005 - Frederic L. Ballard, Jr., Washington, DC

2006 - Neil P. Arkuss, Boston, MA

2007 - Dean M. Weiner, Los Angeles, CA

             - Robert A. Fippinger, New York, NY

2008 - Richard Chirls, New York, NY

2011 - David L. Miller, Washington, DC (posthumously)

2012 - Howard Zucker, New York, NY

2013 - Frank Shafroth, Fairfax, VA

2014 - Fredric A. Weber, Houston, TX


2015 - John M. McNally, Washington, DC

2016 - John J. Cross III, Washington, DC