The Global Leadership Award is given annually to a local business, organization or citizen who has shown leadership in promoting international knowledge and understanding in our community and expanding New Hampshire’s global connections, advancing our state and the world. 

Global Leadership Award recipients: 

Dawn Wivell, CEO, Firebrand International (2014)

Jim Smith, former U.S. Ambassador to Saudi Arabia (2014)

Senator Jeanne Shaheen (2015)

Senator Kelly Ayotte (2015)

Joseph Keefe, CEO, Pax World (2016)

Dr. Katrina Lantos Swett, President, Lantos Foundation for Human Rights & Justice

& Ambassador Richard Swett (2017)

Dr. Paul LeBlanc, President, Southern New Hampshire University (2018)

Howard Brodsky, C0-Founder, CCA Global Partners (2019)

The Global Leadership Award was created in honor of the Council's 60th anniversary in 2014. The inaugural recipients, Ambassador Jim Smith (left), and Dawn Wivell (second from right) are pictured here with Executive Director Anna Berry, Congresswoman Annie Kuster and former Council President Kathryn Muirhead (L to R).

Dr. Katrina Lantos Swett, President of the Lantos Foundation for Human Rights & Justice, was one of the honorees in 2017, along with her husband, Ambassador Richard Swett FAIA.

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