Nominations being accepted for the 2013
Jack White Leadership Fort Smith Award
For Release on December 10, 2012
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FORT SMITH, AR (December 10, 2012) – The Leadership Fort Smith Alumni Association is now accepting nominations for the Jack White and Community Leadership Awards. The Jack White award is given to an individual whose leadership has positively changed a community, neighborhood, institution, organization, business or government entity. They should demonstrate characteristics such as honesty, commitment, compassion and competence as well as having a progressive vision for moving the community forward. Community Leadership awards are also given out to individuals in the areas of business/industry, non-profit, education, religion, government and healthcare.
The Leadership Fort Smith Alumni Association presented the first “Alumni Association Outstanding Leadership Award” in 1990 to recognize an outstanding individual from the region whose leadership had made a significant difference in the community.
The award was renamed “The Jack White Leadership Fort Smith Award” in 1997, after the untimely death of community leader, Jack White. Jack White came to Fort Smith in 1987 as the Arkansas Manager for OG&E, and quickly became involved in the region, serving on a number of boards and volunteering with several organizations. A graduate of the Leadership Fort Smith Class of 1990, Jack White was an exceptional leader and is sorely missed by our community.
The 2012 award winners were Sam M. Sicard, Jack White Award; Bennie Westphal, Business and Industry; Stacey Jones, Education; Dr. Larry Pearce , Healthcare; Rick Foti, Non-profit; and Ed Saucier, Religion.
To nominate someone for an award, view the full criteria and to see a list of past recipients, visit www.leadershipfortsmithalumni.com/awards/. Nominations are due by January 15, 2013.
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