The deadline for submitting nominations for the Alonzo Herndon Award has been extended to June 15.
Business insurance launched the Alonzo Herndon Award in 2021. The award draws attention to a person who is dedicated to supporting diversity and integration efforts in the insurance industry.
The award is named after a visionary businessman who more than 100 years ago founded what would become Atlanta Life Insurance Co., one of the largest and most successful black-owned companies in the United States.
Herndon was born into slavery in 1858 and worked as a worker from a young age. With almost no schooling and no money, his perseverance and entrepreneurial spirit drove him to great success and opened service companies in Atlanta that merged to form a landmark company. Today, the Alonzo Herndon Foundation honors his legacy and supports programs and policies in accordance with his vision.
To learn more about the award program and submit a nomination, click here.