Former President Donald Trump has been bestowed with the Young Presidents Organization’s Gold NYC Lifetime Achievement Award. He joins the ranks of past presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton, as they also received similar recognition.
Trump released a statement upon hearing the news of his achievment:
”Looking forward to accepting this illustrious award today in Bedminster!”
— Gayle Trotter (@gayletrotter) June 23, 2021
Donald Trump was presented with the award at his golf resort in Bedminster, New Jersey by the organizations’s NYC Gold Chapter President and CEO of Waterfield Holdings, Randy Waterfield.
YPO Gold NYC’s Lifetime Achievement Award is the organization’s highest honor.
“Trump’s leadership of the country has not gone without notice. We present this award to Mr. Trump as recognition of the extraordinary leadership and significant impact he’s made to the betterment of the United States.”
Waterfield, referred to the Former President as a ”a true icon” for his contributions to the New York City business community and his ”incredible achievements” as president. Waterfield noted the low taxes, law regulation and strong border policies under Trump’s tutelage which resulted in the best economy the United States has ever experienced.
Since then, the firm has diversified into technology, real estate, asset management and merchant banking, and now manages some $2 billion in assets, according to the company.
YPO, founded in 1950, is made up of 30,000 members in 142 countries around the world and is composed of business leaders who run companies valued at a total of $9 trillion, and have a combined 22 million employees.
Its purpose is to be a global leadership community of chief executives who believe the world needs better leaders and come together through the organization to become better leaders and people and to make a difference in the lives, businesses and the world they impact, according to the organization.
In April, the organization announced a partnership with the Center for Creative Leadership, a top-ranked, global provider of leadership development training to help develop and support today’s business leaders, according to a press release from the organization.
The regional chapter has the largest international membership roster, with 38% of its 188 members from outside the Greater New York area.
Members of other YPO chapters can join the NYC organization as ”secondary members,” sharing experiences with members from Eastern and Western Europe, South America and Asia along with local members from New York City, Westchester County, Long Island and New Jersey, according to the organization.
Author: Val Dohm