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2003 Annual Dinner

Over 200 people joined CED and its Trustees at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York City on May 14th to celebrate at the 2003 Gala Awards Dinner.

As part of the Annual Awards Dinner, CED's 2003 Corporate Citizenship Award was presented to Herbert M. Allison, Jr., Chairman, President and CEO, TIAA-CREF. CED presents this award every year to a company that embodies the ideals and values for which CED stands. TIAA-CREF, one of the largest and most respected financial services providers in the world, has been a true champion of corporate citizenship and has established the highest standards of excellence in its work.

CED's Excellence in Public Policy Award was presented to The Honorable James B. Hunt, Jr. Former Governor Hunt, who served 4 terms as North Carolina's Governor, is a leader of education reform and has demonstrated an uncompromising commitment to provide all young people with opportunities for quality learning.

The 2003 Trustee Leadership Award was presented to Roderick "Rod" Hills, Partner, Hills & Stern. Rod Hills has led a distinguished career in both the private and public sectors. He has served as Chairman of the Securities Exchange Commission, Counsel to President Ford, and has taught at the country's most prestigious universities. CED is proud to recognize Rod Hills for his exceptional guidance of our programs on regulatory reform, legal reform, judicial selection, and corporate governance.

2003 Award Recipients

Herbert Allison, Jr.
Chairman, President and CEO

The Honorable James B. Hunt, Jr
Former Governor
North Carolina