The Keystone Center Recognizes National Leaders at 21st Annual Gala Dinner

Washington, D.C., June 10, 2014 – The Keystone Center will celebrate the 21st anniversary of its prestigious leadership awards by honoring five of our nation’s accomplished individuals at a gala dinner on June 11th at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, DC. Shelby Coffey III, Trustee of The Newseum, will serve as emcee.

The Keystone Center established its Leadership Awards program in 1994 to recognize extraordinary leadership by individuals who model the spirit and mission of The Keystone Center: inspiring critical thinking, seeking multiple perspectives in decision-making, and advancing public policy. The Center provides awards in various categories within its areas of practice including energy, environment, agriculture, public health, and education.

“Keystone’s collaborative problem-solving approaches serve as an antidote to gridlock in Washington by empowering decision-makers to find solutions to urgent policy questions and issues,” said Christine Scanlan, President and CEO of The Keystone Center. “This year’s honorees each have reflected that spirit by taking the initiative to confront the most urgent issues our society faces today.”

2014 Keystone Leadership Award recipients include:

Leadership in Environment
Muhtar Kent
Chairman and CEO, The Coca-Cola Company

Leadership in Government
Senator Rob Portman, R-OH

Leadership in Energy
Tom King
Executive Director, National Grid US

Leadership in Health
Jennifer Howse
President, March of Dimes

Spirit of Keystone Award
Anthony E. Malkin Chairman, CEO, and President, Empire State Realty Trust

Awards will be presented by notable government and NGO leaders including U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, Senator Whitehouse of Rhode Island, Senator Chris Coons of Delaware, Senator Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut, and Paul Jarris, Executive Director of ASTHO.

About Keystone Policy Center
Keystone Policy Center brings together crucial teams of stakeholders who have diverse individual perspectives but recognize a common need to address urgent issues with lasting solutions. For more than 40 years, The Center has helped leaders move beyond fixed positions toward collaborative, action-oriented approaches to problem-solving. In this age of polarized debate on nearly every major topic in public policy, The Keystone Center offers a refreshing yet proven blueprint for progress.