Ronald H. Brown American Journey Awards

About the Awards

The Ronald H. Brown American Journey Award was established in 2009 to honor outstanding Americans who exemplify the vision and transformative ideals of Ronald H. Brown (1941-1996).  Ronald H. Brown American Journey Awards are granted to individuals who have developed opportunities and fostered the achievements of others.  Like the late Ron Brown, these role models demonstrate through their life experiences the importance of mentoring, service and nurturance of a network of leaders in America.  They embody the spirit of the Ron Brown Scholar Program mission and serve as a model to which Scholars should aspire.

Previous Honorees:


Mr. Robert F. Smith
Founder, Chairman & CEO
Vista Equity

 


Mr. Earvin “Magic” Johnson
CEO and Chairman,
Magic Johnson Enterprises (MJE)


The Honorable Eric H. Holder, Jr.
Former United States Attorney General
Partner, Covington & Burling LLP


Remembering
Thomas Hale Boggs, Jr.

 


Mr. Kenneth I. Chenault
CEO and Chairman,
American Express

 


Dr. Wanda M. Austin
President and CEO,
The Aerospace Corporation


Mr. Earl G. Graves, Sr.
Founder, Black Enterprise


Dr. Regina M. Benjamin
18th Surgeon General
of the United States


Mr. Anthony M. Pilaro
Chairman,
CAP Advisers Limited


Mr. Thomas Hale Boggs, Jr.
(1940–2014)


Mr. Julian Bond
Activist and Civil Rights Leader


Mrs. C. Sylvia & Mr. Eddie C. Brown
Brown Capital Management


Mr. Norman R. Rales
(1923-2012)


Mrs. Mona K. Sutphen
Former, White House Deputy
Chief of Staff for Policy
(Obama Administration)


Mr. Aaron S. Williams
RTI International

Ron Brown Scholar Emerging Leader Award Recipients


Terence Carter, RBS 1997
Executive VP, Drama Development,
Programming, and Event Series,
FOX Broadcasting Company


Katori Hall, RBS 1999
American Playwright, Journalist, and Actress


Samuel Alemayehu, RBS 2004
Entrepreneur


Jason Young, RBS 2000
Entrepreneur

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