BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Victor Brown, vice president of minority and small business development for the Birmingham Business Alliance (BBA), received the Chairman’s Award from the South Region Minority Supplier Development Council (SRMSDC) at its annual Crystal Awards dinner in Birmingham. The awards ceremony was part of SRMSDC’s 30th annual Business Connections Conference and Expo last week.
The Chairman’s Award is presented to a SRMSDC board member who exemplifies the highest level of support as a leader in the council during the entire operating year. Brown began his service on the organization’s board in 2009 and serves as treasurer, a position he was elected to in 2010.
“Victor Brown has stepped up, through all of his time on the board,” said Keith Eakins, chairman of the SRMSDC board and senior manager of supplier diversity for Nissan North America Inc. “In the time of greatest need, he went above and beyond the call of duty, and made himself available for critical meetings and phone calls. He consistently supported all of the council events. Victor’s service and commitment to our council is greatly appreciated”.
Brian Hilson, president and CEO of the BBA, congratulated Brown on his well-deserved honor. “Victor works very hard to make sure that minority and small businesses in the Birmingham region have the resources they need to succeed,” Hilson said. “That work is very important to our community, our regional economy and the BBA, and those businesses couldn’t have a bigger advocate than Victor.”
The SRMSDC works to facilitate relationships between corporations, educational, governmental and health care entities and certified Minority Business Enterprises to help all businesses diversify and grow.
Other Crystal Award winners announced at the dinner included:
Mercedes-Benz U.S. International Inc., Corporate Buyer of the Year
Mayor William A. Bell Sr., Impact Award
Honda Manufacturing of Alabama LLC, Corporation of the Year
Sign-A-Rama, Supplier of the Year – Class 1
KOAM, Supplier of the Year – Class 2
Vision Wheel, Supplier of the Year- Class 3
Trillion Communications Corporation, Supplier of the Year- Class 4
John Brazil, The John Brazil Award
The Birmingham Business Alliance is a dynamic advocate, unifying voice and constant catalyst for economic development and business prosperity for the Birmingham region. For more information about the BBA visit its website at www.birminghambusinessalliance.com.