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The Dutch American Hall of Fame

The following individuals and organizations have been recipients of the Dutch American Heritage Award. For more information about the honorees, please click on the name of the recipient.

2016 – Henk B. Rogers, Founder Blue Planet Foundation and Blue Planet Energy Systems

2016 – General David H. Petraeus, U.S. Army Retired and Chairman of KKR Global Institute

2015 – Hans van Alebeek, Vice President Procurement and Shared Services – Nike

2014 – William F. Rylaarsdam, Associate Justice, California Courts of Appeal

2014 – Dick van Hoepen, Dutch-American Community Leader

2013 – Cees Jan Koomen, Founder Point-One Innovation Fund

2012 – Peter Laanen, Entrepreneur and International Trade Director

2010 – Carl Nolet Jr., Entrepreneur and Philanthropist

2009 – Jeroen Krabbe, Actor, Director, Artist

2008 – Hendrika (Henny) Neys, Philanthropist

2007 – Johannes van Tilburg, FAIA, President, Van Tilburg, Barnvard and Soderbergh Architects, AIA

2006 – J.C. Huizenga, Manufacturer, Educational Reformer, Entrepreneur

2005 – NESSO, the Netherlands Social Services Organization

2005 – William J. Heetderks, MD, PhD, Associate Director National Institutes of Health

2004 – Ben Apon, Industrialist

2004 – Erik Hazelhoff Roelfzema, War Hero & Author

2003 – Bram Benjamins, Retired industrialist

2003 – Robert G. van Schoonenberg, Executive VP, Avery Dennison Corporation

2002 – Ann M. Veneman, United States Department of Agriculture

2002 – Dr. Steef van Adelsberg, Pediatrician

2001 – Paul Verhoeven, Film Director

2001 – Gene Van Dyke, Founder, Owner & President Vanco Energy Company

2000 – Bill Jones, California Secretary of State

1999 – Dr. Willem Kolff, Professor, Inventor

1998 – H. Wayne Huizenga, Chairman, Republic Industries

1997 – John W. Amerman, Chairman Board of Directors Mattel, Inc.

1996 – Joan van Ark, Actress, Director

1995 – Walter Cronkite, Radio and Television Journalist

1994 – Maarten Schmidt, Professor of Astronomy at Cal Tech

1993 – Rockwell Schnabel, Ambassador of the United States

1992 – Joyce Kennard, California Supreme Court Justice

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