Partner To Receive Public Leadership Award
May 9, 2007
Bryan Cave LLP Partner and former Senator John C. Danforth is among those to be honored at the annual Hubert H. Humphrey Public Leadership Awards ceremony. The University of Minnesota’s Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs will honor this year’s recipients at a gala dinner Wednesday, May 16, at the McNamara Alumni Center in Minneapolis, Minn.
Along with Danforth, other honorees include Josie R. Johnson, civil rights leader and educator; Eugene C. Sit, founder and co-chair of the Minnesotans’ Military Appreciation Fund; and Harlan Cleveland, former ambassador to NATO and founding dean of the Humphrey Institute.
Danforth represented Missouri in the U.S. Senate from 1976 to 1995. During his tenure he served on top committees, including the Committee on Finance; Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation; and the Select Committee on Intelligence. In 2004, he was nominated to serve as President Bush’s representative to the United Nations. He held this post until he resigned in 2005 and rejoined Bryan Cave, where he practices in the firm’s Corporate Compliance & Defense and Regulatory Affairs, Public Policy & Legislation Client Service Groups. In addition to his legal work, Danforth serves as an ordained minister in the Episcopal Church. His most recent book is Faith and Politics: How the Moral Values Debate Divides America and How to Move Forward Together
The Hubert H. Humphrey Public Leadership Awards honor individuals, organizations or projects that have made contributions to the common good through public leadership and service. Recipients are nominated by outside individuals and selected by a committee.
To support future leaders, the gala dinner also is a scholarship fundraiser. Proceeds from the event benefit a student scholarship initiative of the Humphrey Institute Dean’s Advisory Council. Since its inception in 2003, the Public Leadership Awards dinner has raised more than $300,000.