The Melrose Twin Cities Principled Leadership Award was established in 2021 to honor Ken Melrose, namesake of the Melrose & The Toro Company Center for Principled Leadership and fervent champion of ethics and servant leadership as well as promote an aspirational vision of responsible and responsive leadership in practice.
The three inaugural awardees represent differing areas of ongoing service in a professional setting yet share a common commitment to purposefully and positively impacting the Twin Cities community. The awardees’ individual unique areas of focus help further illuminate business’s role in society not only as an economic driver but as a creator and enduring mechanism with the power to ensure a just, equitable, healthy society. Listen and learn more about each worthy awardee, their incredible passion and service to the common good.
The inaugural awardees are (in no particular order, simply listed by order of their interviews on the podcast):
Minnesota Frontline Healthcare Workers, accepting the award on behalf of the workers is Caroline Njau, Senior Vice President Patient Care Services & Chief Nursing Officer at Children's Minnesota.
Omar Williams, Chair, 3M Employee Resource Network: Black Leadership Advancement Coalition (3M BLAC); 3M Area Business Leader: Precision Grinding & Finishing, US & Canada.
Galon Miller, CEO of Cyber Intelligence Cyber Security, LLC; Founder and Executive Director of Cyber Warrior Foundation, Inc.; Consultant for Project Got Your Back; & Partnership with Eagle Group of Minnesota Veterans.