Russell Simmons To Be Honored
Hip-Hop mogul/philanthropist Russell Simmons will be honored by the Stevie Awards and will receive the Difference Maker Award at the 9th Annual American Business Awards later this month. The ceremony is on June 20th and Simmons is being celebrated for his contributions to music, fashion, film and philanthropy.
The event is expected to draw more than 600 business people from all over the country, with Cheryl Casone of Fox News serving as host.
"Russell Simmons is the personification of the American business spirit," said Stevie Awards President Michael Gallagher. "His approach to building businesses for the future -- which are both sustainable and philanthropic -- has instigated change in corporate America. He has the kind of vision as a business leader that not only makes a difference, but creates a path that inspires others to follow and that's why we are proud to honor him with this award."The American Business Awards is presented by The Stevie Awards in the United States, which honors individuals in businesses.