Outstanding Business Leaders

39th Annual Outstanding Business Leader Awards Gala

The Breakers, Palm Beach

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Northwood firmly believes that American business leaders deserve the highest forms of personal recognition for their contributions to this great nation and the world.

The challenges faced by today’s college student are tremendous, and it is a powerful motivation for them to become acquainted with the lives and achievements of present-day business leaders. Their personal stories are proof that “it can be done,” and to know them is an indispensable part of the education of America’s next generation of business leaders.

The Outstanding Business Leader Awards are presented by the Northwood University Board of Trustees. Each awardee is selected on the basis of personal achievements which typify the unique philosophy of Northwood University. Criteria used in the selection of awardees include contribution to the philosophy of private enterprise, support of the integration of business and the arts, contribution to education, economic innovation, creative marketing ideas, community involvement, religious leadership and philanthropic contributions, as well as business success.

Dr. Arthur E. Turner


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