The Vision of Excellence Award was presented to Chairman John Hope Bryant at the Atlanta Business League’s 38th Annual CEO Appreciation Luncheon.

The award recognizes an individual within our community who is committed to a vision for Atlanta and surrounding communities. It is a vision of harmony, with fairness and economic parity for all citizens. The honoree must be able to envision the dream – believe it possible – and be an active participant and developer in the realization of that dream.

Other leaders honored at the May 10 event include Miguel Southwell, Aviation General Manager, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport; Laura Turner Seydel, Chairperson, Captain Planet Foundation; and Cassius Butts, Regional Administrator, Region IV US. SBA.

Each year the Atlanta Business League (ABL) recognizes local chief executive officers (CEOs) for their outstanding participation in minority vendor development and community activities. The honors they bestow are based in part on the willingness of extremely busy executives to take on work vital to carrying forward the agenda of the ABL and the business community, which is establishing and building economic equality for minority enterprises. In addition to CEOs, the ABL recognizes a number of individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions in the development of minority business in the metro Atlanta area.