Fry receives APEX award for corporate and civic leadership


GBC President & CEO Donald C. Fry and two GBC members will be among recipients of inaugural APEX awards for leadership in business, education and community service to be presented in May by the Morgan State University’s Graves Honors Program.

Eddie C. Brown, founder, chairman and CEO of Brown Capital Management; and Theo C. Rodgers, co-founder and past president of A&R Development Corporation, will also receive APEX Awards during 6 p.m. ceremonies on May 15 at the Westin BWI Hotel to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Graves Honors program.

Fry is being recognized for corporate and civic leadership. Brown is being recognized for leadership in financial services, while Rodgers is being honored for leadership in real estate.

Both Brown and Rodgers are former members of the GBC Board of Directors.

Full list of categories and recipients is as follows:

APEX Award – Accounting & Finance
Lawrence D. McRae, EVP, Strategy and Corporate Development, Corning, Inc.

APEX Award – Corporate and Civic Leadership
Donald C. Fry, President & CEO, Greater Baltimore Committee

APEX Award – Financial Services
Eddie C. Brown, Founder, Chairman and CEO, Brown Capital Management

APEX Award – Media & Entertainment
Catherine Hughes, Founder and Chairman, Radio One

APEX Award – Philanthropy
Beverly A. Cooper, Vice President, Reginald F. Lewis Foundation

APEX Award – Real Estate
Theo C. Rodgers, Co-Founder and Past President, A&R Development Corporation

The Graves School of Business & Management (GSBM) Honors Program is the school-level component of the Morgan State University Honors Program.

The aim of the GSBM program is to provide a well-integrated, rigorous course of study with both academic and experiential components that prepare students to reach their potential as leaders in outstanding organizations. This endeavor is a step toward the university’s goal of becoming a premier undergraduate institution in the region. The foundation of the program rests upon Morgan State’s belief that the success of graduates is directly tied to their knowledge, skills and abilities in three key areas: performance, leadership and service.

Source: Morgan State University Graves Honors Program

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