Leonard Greenhalgh, MBA, Ph.D., was presented with the Robert M. Stuart Leadership Award for lifetime achievement in helping minority firms to succeed. The award was given in a May 17 ceremony in New York City by the National Minority Supplier Development Council. This award is “presented to a leader who has invested their time, energy and passion to advancing opportunities for Minority Business Enterprises in Corporate America.”

The National Minority Supplier Development Council was founded in 1972 to promote economic inclusion of African-Americans, Hispanics and Asian-Americans. The organization serves 12,000 certified minority-owned businesses and aligns them with opportunities with the 1,750 corporate members in its network. The award is named in honor of the council’s founding board president, Robert M. Stuart.

Greenhalgh is faculty director of programs for minority- and women-owned businesses at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College, where he is also professor of management. Last year, he won the college’s Martin Luther King Social Justice Award. He has been working to create business opportunities for minorities, women and Native Americans since 1980. More than 7,000 business owners have graduated from his programs. Under the previous administration, he was appointed by the White House to the Advisory Board for the Special Trustee for American Indians.

When not traveling, Greenhalgh lives on Clark Island Road with his wife, Jocelyn, where they operate the Wheeler Bay Wildlife Sanctuary. His 30 years of work in restoring Maine coastal wetlands earned him the 2016 Governor’s Lifetime Achievement Award for Environmental Excellence.