WANADAs Gerry Murphy honored by black male and youth advocacy coalition for lifetime achievement

WANADAês Gerry Murphy honored by black male and youth advocacy coalition for lifetime achievement

The Made Man Initiative at its Annual Congressional Black Caucus Conference in Washington week before last recognized WANADAês Gerard Murphy and others for their –achievements (as) notable influencers” from the business world for their –distinguished community leadership” and longstanding support of underserved black men. Besides Murphy was an extensive list of business and professional honorees by the Made Man Initiative, to include Washington Wizard John Wall; former Wizardês coach Eugene Banks; Brian Mitchel, COMCAST SportsNet; former DC mayor and DC councilman Vincent Gray; former DC councilman and president of the DC Chamber Vincent Orange; former Maryland delegate Herman Taylor; National Bankers Association president Michael Grant; National Urban League president, Marc Morial; and George Foreman Jr, entrepreneur and son of former heavy weight champion, George Foreman, Sr.

DC focused programs and support for black youth of note in Murphyês background were WANADAês Ford Motor Company inspired auto technology career education program, at Phelps Career High School in NE DC that later moved to Ballou High School in Anacostia, along with his extended tour of service as a member of the DC Workforce Investment Council. It was in these efforts, in addition to Toyotaês auto career initiative in DC, where Murphy worked along side and befriended Rev. George Holmes, longtime youth career advocate and current chaplain of the DC State Committee. A leader in the Made Man Initiative, Rev. Holmes put Mr. Murphy up for the Made Man recognition as one of its business sector honorees. Gerard Murphy, Esq. currently serves as general counsel to WANADA, having formerly served as the dealer associationês chief of staff for many years.

Organizations sponsoring the Made Man Congressional Black Caucus Conference were 100 Black Men of America, Greater Washington Chapter; and The Blueprint Global Group.

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