Business Leadership Awards

The 16th Annual
Business Leadership Awards

2017 Milgard School of Business
Business Leadership Award Honorees


Business Leader of the Year: John Wiborg, President, Stellar Industrial Supply
Small Business Leader of the Year: Tom Hoare, President, Green Air Supply
Non-Profit Business Leader of the Year:  Bill Lemke, Executive Director, Northwest Furniture Bank
Distinguished Leadership:  Shahrokh Saudagaran, Dean (2004-2015), Milgard School of Business
Lifetime Achievement:  Karl Anderson, Chairman, Concrete Technology Corp.

WHEN: was held April 13, 2017

WHERE: The Greater Tacoma Convention and Trade Center Ballroom



Reception and check-in begin at 5:00 p.m.
Dinner and program
from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Registration closed on April 9th

To become a sponsor, contact Efigenia Spacher at (253) 692-4580. Our 2017 sponsors include:

Media Sponsor:

The News Tribune

Premier Sponsor:

Propel Insurance

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