By PR Newswire
WASHINGTON, Nov. 9 /PRNewswire/ — The Churchill Centre today announced that it plans to bestow its Award For Leadership to J.W. “Bill” Marriott for his lifelong commitment to promoting democracy through progressive free market practices and fostering an open and transparent global business culture. Mr. Marriott will receive his award at a ceremony and dinner on Tuesday, November 10 at the Washington D.C. Four Seasons Hotel.
“This is a testament to how Bill Marriott has dedicated his life to the principles of a free and democratic society which he has translated into an organization recognized not only as a global leader in its industry, but as one of the most admired companies,” commented Laurence Geller, Chairman of The Churchill Centre. “Bill Marriott has come by his high principles honestly, carrying forward and building upon progressive business philosophies first set forward by his parents and the belief that ‘Victory will never be found by taking the line of least resistance.'”
The ceremony and dinner will include tributes to Bill Marriott by former Governor Mitt Romney, U.S. Senator Susan Collins, U.S. Senator Evan Bayh, U.S. Undersecretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs Judith McHale and former U.S. Senator Gordon Smith. MSNBC’s Chris Matthews will serve as Master of Ceremonies.
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