To annually recognize an individual whose extraordinary contributions of time and effort contribute to the mission of GSDE.
This award is in recognition of Dick Smith. Dick is a retired sales representative of a diabetes supply company, who has shown his commitment to people with diabetes through his work, his volunteer activities at Camp Carefree and as a motivational speaker throughout the state. Dick was instrumental in the creation, development and maintenance of the GSDE website. This website has been a model for the development of many AADE chapter websites.