MLK Leadership Award Presented to CEO of Jo-Kell
Chesapeake, VA (February 11, 2009) – Suzy Kelly, CEO of Jo-Kell Inc., a local electrical distributor and engineering company has received the Martin Luther King Leadership Award. The ceremony took place January 19th at the annual breakfast celebrating Martin Luther King Day at the Chesapeake Conference Center in Chesapeake, VA.
The prestigious award was presented by Bishop E.W. Jackson Sr., Pastor of Exodus Faith Ministries located in Chesapeake. This award recognizes individuals whose service to their community reflects the late civil rights leader’s ideals and vision of racial equality, human dignity, grace, humility, quality of life and service.
“I am honored to receive this award,” said Kelly. “Dr. King was an extraordinary individual and I am deeply humbled to have this honor bestowed upon me by Bishop Jackson and Exodus Faith Ministries.”
Kelly’s service to the community includes: St. Mary’s Home for Disabled Children, Food bank of South Hampton Roads, Executive Advisory Council of ODU, The Chesapeake Police Department Advisory Board, Friends of Chesapeake Animal Services, Aircraft Carrier Industrial Base Coalition, Lead Hampton Roads, VA Chamber of Commerce, and Co-founder of Leadership Chesapeake. In addition to her service on community boards and committees, Kelly has also a served as a panelists on numerous forums including “From Racial Division to Reconciliation: The American Journey”,” Christian Principles and Racial Progress and how it Relates to the Upcoming Election.”