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Girl Scouts CEO is Cavaliers Black Heritage Celebration Honoree
Daisy L. Alford-Smith, PhD to be recognized before tipoff
Macedonia – Girl Scouts of North East Ohio (GSNEO) Chief Executive Officer Daisy L. Alford-Smith, Ph.D. will be honored Wednesday, February 15, 2012 at Quicken Loans Arena before the Cleveland Cavaliers basketball game against the Indiana Pacers.
Dr. Alford-Smith has been invited to be part of the 8th Annual State Farm Black Heritage Celebration presented by PNC. She is being recognized for her achievements in Cleveland’s African-American community. Before tipoff, Dr. Alford-Smith will be honored at center court by Campy Russell with a customized, framed Cavaliers jersey.
Among her accomplishments, Alford-Smith has been recognized for her outstanding accomplishments in the health and human services locally, nationally, and internationally. She continues to be recognized for her outstanding contributions by numerous organizations, including: Legacy, Leadership, and Excellence Award, The University of Akron; Call & Post Most Influential in the African American Community; Professional Woman of the Year, Summit County; Civic Accomplishment Awards, Ohio House of Representatives and the Ohio Senate; and Distinguished Achievement, Cuyahoga County Commissioners and Cleveland City Council. She was named one of Cleveland’s Most Influential Women and Business Leaders of Today by Crain’s Business Magazine, and has been recognized as one of the YWCA’s Greater Cleveland Women of Achievement. She is also listed in Who's Who in Black Cleveland, those who help to shape the political, cultural, economic and educational landscape of the community. Most recently, she was honored with The ATHENA Recipient Award 2010 by Inside Business Magazine, and in January she was named one of the Most Interesting People of the Year in Cleveland Magazine.