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Dirks, Dale P.

Honors and Awards

  • Honorary Member (Fellow), 2003
Other Awards
  • American Lung Association: President’s Award

Other Accomplishments and Activities (selected)

  • American League of Lobbyists, member
  • Maryland Saltwater Sportfishing Association: president, vice-president, board member at large, and governor’s appointee

Professional Positions

  • President, Health and Medicine Counsel of Washington (HMCW), 1986–
  • Vice-President for Government Relations, HMCW, 1981–1986
  • Manufacturer’s Representative, Milex Medical Specialty Products, 1978–1981

MLA published statements about the honorary member


  • MS, business administration, University of Maryland, University College


Contributed by Jean P. Shipman, AHIP, FMLA


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