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.

Click here to watch the tribute to recipient, Mr. Kenneth Chenault

Previous Honorees:

2014


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

 


2013


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


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


2012


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


Mr. Anthony M. Pilaro
Chairman,
CAP Advisers Limited


2011


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


2010


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

2014


Samuel Alemayehu, RBS 2004

2013


Jason W. Young, RBS 2000