By: Who's Who A Real Times Media Company
The Columbus Council on World Affairs 2011 International Awards Ceremony welcomed hundreds of local supporters and sponsors Tuesday afternoon to honor two extraordinary international leaders in the Columbus area. Keynote speaker Leslie H. Wexner, founder, chairman and chief executive officer of Limited Brands, accepted the award on behalf of his organization for International Company of the Year, while Todd Adams Decker-Kaplonski of Mifflin High School took home the award for International Educator of the Year.
In attendance was Columbus Mayor Michael B. Coleman, The Ohio State University President E. Gordon Gee, Patrick Terrien, president and chief executive officer of the Columbus Council on World Affairs along with representatives from Battelle, American Electric Power, Cardinal Health, Ibel Agency, Honda and Right Management. Guests were entertained with a live performance by the students of Thiossane West African Dance Institute following remarks by Barbara Brandt, chair of the board for Columbus Council on World Affairs.
The Columbus Council on World Affairs strives to educate Central Ohio on the people and events that shape the world. Through youth and community programs, the council reached nearly 1,300 students and educators through 25 programs and had more than 3,500 business, academic and civic leaders participate in 50 events in 2010.