I was recognized as a finalist for the GSBA’s Business Leader of the Year last night! This was a huge honor–and what a great night at the GSBA’s annual Business and Humanitarian Awards Dinner!
Established in 1981, the Greater Seattle Business Association (GSBA) is the largest LGBT and allied chamber of commerce in North America. We represent over 1,100 small business, corporate and nonprofit members who share GSBA’s values of promoting equality and diversity in the workplace.
I’ve been a long-time member of this great organization, and it’s given me the opportunity to see thousand of this city’s phenomenal business leaders and nonprofit leaders. We have an incredible LGBT community here in Seattle.
The GSBA gives back to that community through its annual scholarship fund, celebrating and helping the best and brightest LGBTQ and allied students. I’ve been fortunate enough to help with these scholarships for many years. I also volunteer as a GSBA Ambassador, and through all of this, my respect for the GSBA and its members has only continued to grow. I’m flattered that this group selected me as a finalist for this award.
I would also like to congratulate the winner! Mona Smith of Mona Smith PLLC, Attorneys at Law was chosen as Business Leader of the Year. You go, Mona!