After 17 years, NFTC reinstates award for leadership in advancing open trade and investment
New York, NY – Reviving a proud tradition, the National Foreign Trade Council today awarded United States Commerce Secretary Donald Evans its prestigious “World Trade Award” at the NFTC’s Annual World Trade Dinner.
“Out of the many talented officials we have in our Administration, Secretary Don Evans exemplifies the spirit of the NFTC World Trade Award. Who better to receive the award than the Secretary of Commerce whose primary mission is exactly that of the NFTC – to advance global commerce,” said Bill Reinsch, president of the NFTC.
Evans was presented the award after giving the keynote address to the National Foreign Trade Council.
The award was last given in 1985 to David Packard, co-founder of Hewlett Packard Company. In February 2002, the Board of Directors of the NFTC voted to re-instate an annual Award given to individuals who demonstrate achievement in and dedication to advancing open world trade and investment.
The Award has been given to 47 Americans, including Government officials, industrialists, bankers, and shipping, publishing and association leaders. Past winners include Cordell Hull, Secretary of State, awarded in 1938; George Schultz (Bechtel), awarded in 1974; David Rockefeller (Chase Manhattan Bank), awarded in 1964; and William E. Brock (United States Trade Representative), awarded in 1982.
The award was originally established in 1937 by the Dollar Family of San Francisco in memory of Captain Robert Dollar, pioneer in American shipping and world trade and a charter member of the National Foreign Trade Council.