World Trade Week 2020 Stanley T Olafson Award Nomination Form

The Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce is currently accepting nominations for the 2020 Stanley T. Olafson award.

The Stanley T. Olafson (STO) Bronze Plaque Award is one of the Chamber’s oldest and most prestigious awards, originally presented in 1933. It honors someone who has contributed above and beyond his/her job requirements to assure that expanded world trade enhances opportunities for Southern Californians. The award emphasizes efforts to increase awareness of the positive impact that international commerce can have on our region’s economy.

Recent recipients include   Amb. Mickey Kantor, Mayer Brown LLP; Comr. Mario Cordero, Federal Maritime Commission; Bella Heule, World Trade Center, San Diego and Dr. Abraham Lowenthal, University of Southern California. Past awardees include Walt Disney, Walt Disney Productions (1947); Jack Warner, Warner Bros. Studios (1955) and Tom Bradley, Los Angeles City Mayor (1984).

Please complete this application no later than Friday, March 13, 2020. 

Recipients of the award must be available May 5, 2020, to receive the award at the World Trade Week Kickoff Breakfast. 

For more information contact Jasmin Sakai-Gonzalez, 213.580.7569.


Nominations of approximately 500 words should describe how the individual has contributed to assuring the expansion of world trade and its positive impact on Southern California. Statements should include information about the nominee’s professional accomplishments and recognition

• The nature and substance of the nominee’s contributions to expanding world trade and understanding and enhancing its impact on the region
• Leadership and governance experience
• Contributions to preparing Southern California’s next generation for responding to the challenges and opportunities of world trade

Please attach a biography of your nominee:

Please provide contact information so that we can follow up with you if we have any additional questions.

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