The president in question is my friend and colleague, Mark Wayne Adams, and handing out these awards was his last official duty before stepping down as president.
In addition, one of the books honored with this award is my book, The Plan that Launched a Thousand Books, which received two silver medals.
A co-author of mine on The Character-Based Leader, Page Cole, also won a gold medal for his latest book Protecting Your Nest Egg. Unfortunately, he wasn’t able to attend the ceremony, but I was able to message him as soon as his award was announced and let him know the results. 🙂
While attending the awards ceremony, I was also able to meet someone I’ve known online for years, Bette Lee Crosby, whose latest book was also receiving an award.
All in all, it was a great event, and the awards were well-worth attending!