Minneapolis, Minnesota, Wednesday, April 25, 2007 -- The Twin Cities International Citizen Awards Host and Steering Committee awarded Fred Shaw the 2007 International Immigrant Achievement Award. The Annual Gala Awards event was held Wednesday, April 25, 2007 at the Minneapolis Club where Mr. Shaw was be honored alongside Walter & Joan Mondale (International Citizens Award) and Marilyn Carlson of the Carlson Companies (International Corporate Award).
Founded in 1992, the Twin Cities International Citizen Awards recognize individuals and corporations in our community who have made inspiring contributions to international understanding, cooperation and mutual respect. It is given to those that have made clear and exemplary contributions to local and global communities; demonstrate a strong commitment to international understanding and cooperation; and live out mutuality and respect in relation with other countries and peoples.
In his acceptance speech, Mr. Shaw thanked his Father, the People of Minnesota, Orville E. Madsen, Lyle Lundquist, Tom Meyers and John Sjoberg, Hoyt Hsiao, and his wife Jennie Hsiao for all the support and loyalty they have shown him. Without them, he would not be where he is today.
Fred Shaw accepting the Award with Judge LaJune Thomas Lange, John Stout, and Howell Shaw looking on.
ILI 2007 Award Recipients: Walter and Joan Mondale (International Citizen), Marilyn Carlson (International Corporate), and Fred Shaw (International Immigrant Achievement).
Fred Shaw and his wife Jennie Hsiao with Lyle Lundquist's Twin sons Joel and Paul Lundquist and their wives.
About the Twin Cities International Citizen Awards
The Awards were first given in 1992, hosted by the Mayor of Minneapolis. In 1996, the Mayor of St. Paul joined and in 1997 the Commissioners of Hennepin and Ramsey Counties also became hosts. Today, the International Leadership Institute oversees this annual international recognition event. Please visit www.internationalleadership.org/news.html for more information on past events.
About the International Leadership Institute
Founded in 1994, the International Leadership Institute is a fully qualified non profit organization committed to providing resources to communities of color in transition - locally and globally. Located at 403 Oak Grove in Minneapolis. Website is www.internationalleadership.org.
About Shaw-Lundquist Associates, Inc.
Shaw-Lundquist is a Leading General Contractor in the Metro Area. They are also the largest Minority-owned Contractor in the Midwest and are the largest Asian-owned Contractor in the Nation. They provide General Construction, Construction Management at Risk, Agency Construction Management and Design-Build construction services, and are proven performers on large and complex projects. Started in 1974 by Fred Shaw, the company has grown to over $75 million in revenues in fiscal 2008. For more information, visit www.shawlundquist.com.