Webster University’s Walker School Names Person of the Year

From Webster Today

Nearly 150 guests were in attendance as Webster University’s George Herbert Walker School of Business & Technology honored David Steward as its 2015 Person of the Year, on Tuesday, April 21. Steward is the co-founder and chairman of World Wide Technology, Inc. (WWT), and member of the Webster University board of trustees.walker_school_person_of_year

Walker School advisory board chair Dale Cammon, Walker School dean Benjamin Akande, Webster University President Beth Stroble, World Wide Technology founder David Steward and Ambassador George Herbert Walker III

Ambassador George Herbert Walker III presented the 2015 Person of the Year Award to Steward. During his remarks, he recognized Steward for his unparalleled contributions to corporate America as founder of World Wide Technology and for his commitment to building communities far and wide. ”David is an inspirational leader, and it is our belief that his finest days are yet to come,” said Walker.

Prior to accepting the award, Steward discussed his leadership journey and shared insights he has gained along the way. When asked to offer his advice to the next generation of leaders, Steward said, “Who you are today will define you in the future. Your reputation is everything and you must protect it.”

“There’s no doubt that when the history of early 21st century commerce is written, David Steward’s name will be mentioned,” Benjamin Akande, dean of the Walker School, said. ”He is a pioneer; and one of the most successful and dynamic entrepreneurs of this generation.” Read Dean Akande’s full remarks.

The Walker School has bestowed its Person of the Year Award upon innovative and inspirational global corporate leaders for more than a decade.

Read the full story at the Walker School blog.