The National Environmental Balancing Bureau has given a distinguished service award to member Fred Menger.

He received the George B. Hightower Award during the group’s April 3-5 annual conference in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

“I had the opportunity to know Mr. Hightower personally and work with him,” Menger said in his acceptance speech. “I believe in everything Mr. Hightower stood for: high integrity, high standards and high quality. Not only am I honored to receive this prestigious award, but when I was president of NEBB in 1999, I had the honor of presenting Mr. Hightower with the first George B. Hightower Award."

Current association President Robert Linder said Menger is an excellent teacher.

“It was an honor to present the award to Fred,” Linder said. “In addition to his contributions to NEBB, he has been a mentor to me since I joined our local chapter. He always seems to have time to help others.”

John Schulte, executive vice president of the association, echoed Linder’s comments.

“Fred’s sustained engagement as a volunteer leader is a testament to his commitment to the success of the NEBB organization,” he said. “His contributions of time, effort and intellect on behalf of the firms and individuals affiliated with NEBB are remarkable and are greatly appreciated by us all.”