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News Posted on December 17, 2012

David L. Hyman '80 to Receive George M. Ross Award for Distinguished Leadership & Service

David L. Hyman '80 will receive Operation Understanding's George M. Ross Award for Distinguished Leadership & Service at the organization's Annual Distinguished Leadership Reception on January 10 in Philadelphia. 

Operation Understanding's mission is to develop a group of young African American and Jewish leaders knowledgeable about each other's histories and cultures to effectively lead the communities of the Philadelphia area to a greater understanding of diversity and acceptance.  The George M. Ross award is given to members of the community who embody the spirit of OU's mission of cross-cultural understanding, service, and leadership.

Hyman, a managing partner at Kleinbard, Bell & Brecker in Philadelphia, leads the firm's government relations practice.  In addition to Operation Understanding, he has helped to lead a wide range of civic organizations including the Philadelphia Gas Works, the American Jewish Committee's Philadelphia Chapter, the Association for Independent Growth, the Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation, the Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation Board, and more.  Among his many charitable contributions, he helped to establish the Richard Archibald Memorial Fund at UC Davis School of Law in honor of his late friend and King Hall classmate.