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James Kimsey Receives Kellogg Award for Distinguished Leadership


5/15/2002 -

The Dean's Office and the Kellogg Business Leadership Club are pleased to honor James V. Kimsey, founding CEO of America Online, Inc., with the inaugural Kellogg Award for Distinguished Leadership. While best known for his role in creating the nation's leading provider of interactive online services, Mr. Kimsey has a long list of civic, charitable and business accomplishments and accolades. In 1996 in his hometown of Washington D.C., he founded the Kimsey Institute, whose mission is to level the playing field for Washington's disadvantaged youth through education and technology. Most recently, Mr. Kimsey received the Horatio Alger Award and a place in the Junior Achievement Business Hall of Fame.

The Kellogg Award for Distinguished Leadership was established in honor of Dean Emeritus Donald P. Jacobs, "to recognize distinguished leadership that is consistent with the ideals of the Kellogg School of Management and promote Kellogg's commitment to developing leaders of the highest caliber and character." Mr. Kimsey has been chosen for his lifetime of selfless service. At the awards ceremony he will deliver an address on Leadership and there will be a moderated Q & A session afterwards.

All members of the Kellogg community, and their guests, are invited to attend the event in the Owen L. Coon Forum, on Kellogg's Evanston campus, on Wednesday, May 15, 2002 at 5:00 pm. For more information, visit the Kellogg Business Leadership Club site.