John Lawson

Year inducted: 2016
Primary patrol: Hunt Hollow, New York

John Lawson Joined Hunt Hollow Ski Patrol in 1991. He soon became assistant patrol director for first aid and later served as patrol director. He became region director in 2000 and then served as region Awards advisor. In 2010, John was elected to the NSP board of directors, where he served as an assistant national chair for four years. As a board member, he also served on the Finance, Education, and Governance committees and chaired the Audit Committee.

As a board member, John participated in the NSP's successful fight against EMS oversight efforts, helping NSP to maintain the independence of the OEC Program from state oversight and incorporation into state EMS regulations. He was the liaison between the board and the 75th Anniversary Committee.

John received National Appointment Number 9034 in 1999. He has also received a Yellow Merit Star, Meritorious Service Award, and two Gold Merit Stars.