WASHINGTON, Nov. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) will present Mark A. Weinberger, Global Chairman and CEO-Elect of Ernst & Young, with its prestigious Achievement Award, at a tribute dinner in his honor at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel on December 1st. The Award recognizes leaders who have demonstrated a lifelong commitment to the ideals of the Anti-Defamation League—justice, pluralism, and understanding. CNN's Lead Political Anchor and Anchor of The Situation Room, Wolf Blitzer, will host the event as the Master of Ceremonies.
"In the course of his career and in his personal life, Mark has led by example through his strong commitment to equality and human dignity, to compassion and mutual understanding, and to building a community marked by respect and service to others. Those who have the privilege of knowing him personally can attest to the fact that the values he promotes as a leader are the values he lives by. These are the same principles that have guided ADL for 100 years," said Steven H. Schram, Chair of ADL's Washington, DC Regional Board.
"Throughout his years of public service, Mark has demonstrated remarkable leadership and a profound commitment to building bridges and increasing understanding," stated David C. Friedman, ADL Washington, DC, Regional Director.
Speaking in tribute to Weinberger are Former United States Senator for Missouri, The Honorable John C. Danforth; Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs at the University of Southern California, Elizabeth Garrett; Tax Partner at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, Fred T. Goldberg, Jr.; Global Chief Operating Officer of Ernst & Young, John Ferraro; Head of Bullis School, Dr. Gerald Boarman; and Mark and his wife, Nancy's, four children, Rachel, Noah, Sean and Ben.
The event's Co-Chairs are: Elizabeth Buchbinder, Eli Dicker, Gary Gasper, Richard C. Harris, Richard Kay, Gail Weinberger Rodman, and Robert R. Rodman IV. Past recipients of ADL's Achievement Award include David B. Falk (Founder of FAME Basketball), Ted Leonsis (former Vice Chairman of America Online, Inc.), and Thomas Hale Boggs, Jr. (Partner at Patton Boggs LLP).
Prior to his appointment as the incoming Global Chairman and CEO-elect of Ernst & Young, Weinberger was the Global Vice Chairman—Tax of the organization. Previously, Weinberger served as the Assistant Secretary of the Treasury (Tax Policy) in the George W. Bush Administration. He was also appointed by President Clinton to serve on the Social Security Advisory Board, which advises the President and Congress on all aspects of the Social Security system. Throughout his career, Weinberger has been a respected leader on tax policy. He has held a variety of notable positions in both the private and public sectors including Chief of Staff of the President's 1994 Bipartisan Commission on Entitlement and Tax Reform, and Chief Tax and Budget Counsel to Senator John C. Danforth.
The Anti-Defamation League, founded in 1913, is the world's leading organization fighting anti-Semitism through programs and services that counteract hatred, prejudice and bigotry.
SOURCE Anti-Defamation League