US Black Engineer & Information Technology magazine is set to present the 2024 Visionary Award to Maryland’s Attorney General, Anthony Brown, during the 38th BEYA Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Global Competitiveness Conference and Awards Gala in Baltimore.
This award recognizes outstanding employees in STEM fields who have made significant contributions to their organizations. It honors respected leaders who are committed to creating exceptional products and developing young and talented individuals.
Anthony Brown has had a 30-year career in public policy, including his former role as a Congressman. He has worked to create policies that improve accessibility in government operations. His vision for integrating technology into the legal and legislative processes has positioned Maryland as a leader in tech-driven governance.
As Attorney General, Anthony continues to champion innovation and technology to streamline processes, increase efficiency, and ensure that justice is swift and fair. His commitment to leveraging tech solutions in the legal field has set a new standard, inspiring others to follow in his footsteps.
The Visionary Award is a prestigious honor given to exemplary employees. Past recipients include leaders who have made significant contributions to the STEM fields.
Larry Williams, the director of interior engineering at Chrysler Group LLC, won the award in 2012. Kevin Ward, head of fastener engineering at Chrysler, also won the Visionary Award.
Phil Benson, global operations lead for CH2M HILL Water Business Group’s Industrial, Energy, and Mining Platform, was recognized with the BEYA Visionary Award for his ability to see the world in a brand new light and have the energy and persistence to push forward.
Benson is highly regarded in his role as operations director and as a member of the Workforce and Diversity Subcommittee to the CH2M HILL Board of Directors, influencing employee diversity policy at the highest management levels.
As a recognized legacy leader at CH2M HILL, Benson was invited to attend CH2M HILL’s global summit of its African-American affinity group, Harambee, in 2010, 2011, and 2012.
His involvement with Harambee included participating in a legacy discussion panel with African-American employee leadership and critical roles on the steering, networking, and mentoring committees.
He is a mentor and role model, providing professional advice, guidance, and constructive feedback for the enterprise’s current staff, new employees, and interns.