Thursday, October 4, 2007

Alumni Strike: Andrew Gillum

Florida A&M University alum and City of Tallahassee Commissioner Andrew Gillum was named “Emerging Leader of the Year” by IMPACT, a national organization based on recognizing and training emerging leaders ages 21 through 40.

Gillum is currently the national director of the Young Elected Officials Network with People for the American Way Foundation (PFAWF). In May 2006, the program evolved into a national network linking young elected officials in the nation and helping identify solutions to challenges facing their communities.

“I am overjoyed and humbled by the amazing support that I received from close friends, supporters, and ‘new friends’ near and far,” Gillum said. “It was a magical process to observe and be a part of. Although deeply honored and humbled by this recognition, I am most inspired by the fact that I can share this experience with family, friends and colleagues.”

Gillum was honored at a reception in Washington D.C. that he co-hosted with U.S. Senator and Presidential Candidate, Barak Obama.

Each month IMPACT highlights a new Emerging Leader. They solicit nominations from their readers and the directors make the determination as to who they honor each month. The Emerging Leader of the Year is voted on by the community at large.

Congrats Mr. Gillum!

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