Global Leadership Awards | Chicago

Global Leadership Awards  | Wednesday, July 25 | 5-7 PM | Cushman & Wakefield office, Chicago


Our Mission:
HOBY’s Global Leadership Awards Reception recognizes industry leaders who epitomize HOBY’s core values of volunteerism, integrity, excellence, diversity, and collaborative partnerships in their daily lives. This event also supports fundraising efforts that sustain HOBY programs, which provide young people with leadership development opportunities throughout the world. The individuals receiving these awards serve as role models to the 12,000+ youth who attend HOBY programs each year.

HOBY’s mission is to inspire and develop our global community of youth and volunteers to a life dedicated to leadership, service and innovation. To date, over 495,000 alumni have emerged from HOBY programs equipped with refined leadership skills and confidence to return to their communities and create social change.

About the Event:
The Global Leadership Awards Reception, hosted by Cushman & Wakefield, consists of a reception, networking, and award presentations. Nominations for the Leadership Awards are being accepted until July 2nd. Winners will be recognized at the HOBY Global Leadership Awards Reception on Wednesday, July 25th held at the Cushman & Wakefield office in Chicago. Tickets are available to attend. If you have any questions about this event, please reach out to .


Tickets & Sponsorships 

HOBY is accepting nominations for leaders in a variety of industries in each of the following categories who:

  • Live and breathe volunteerism and giving back to the community
  • Demonstrate integrity and consistent ethical decision-making
  • Commit to excellence by continually seizing opportunities to learn and grow
  • Value diversity and advocate for equal opportunity
  • Recognize the importance of collaborative partnerships and a supportive network


Nominate A Leader Form 

Nominate A Leader 


HOBY would like to extend special thanks to our host committee.


Event Co-Chairs

Anna Gomez, EVP, Chief Financial Officer, Leo Burnett Group
Shawn Mobley, Chief Executive Officer of the Americas, Cushman & Wakefield

Host Committee

Ari Klein | Executive Managing Director | Cushman & Wakefield
Chung Ng | Chief Experience Officer/Co-Founder | Rokkan Media
Gina Berndt | Managing Director, Principal | Perkins+Will
Jack Butler | Chief Executive Officer | Birch Lake Holdings
Jennifer Valentini | Finance Director | Leo Burnett Company
Susan Gallagher | President & CEO | BPI Group
Vicki Bretthauer | Former CEO | DHL Airways; Board Member | Rice University