CAA Senior Vice President Ambassador G. Philip Hughes received the 'Puentes de America' award from the Centro de Estudios Americanos (Center for American Studies) of Argentina at their September 18 annual dinner in Buenos Aires. Ambassador Hughes was recognized for his roughly 15 years of help to the Centro with its publications and delegation visits to Washington. In contrast to the United States' 120+ university or academic centers focused on the study of Latin America, the Centro de Estudios Americanos is unique in Latin America in that it offers concentrated focus on the study of the United States.
In recognition of Secretary Jim Nicholson's sustained support of United States veterans and military families, he was honored with the 2018 President's Award for Lifetime Achievement by Hiring Our Heroes, a program of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation.
Ambassador Holwill spoke at the Jackson Hole Center for Global Affairs Conference on National Security and Climate Change. He focused on climate issues driving migration from Central America and Sub-Saharan Africa noting that rising temperatures are responsible for the loss of coffee crops in Central America, which is compounding the economic dislocation caused by a multi-year drought. Also on this panel were Arlen Jameson Lt. Gen. USAF Retired, John Castellaw Lt. Gen. USMC Retired and Irv Halter Maj, Gen. USAF Retired.
Ambassador Wos and her husband Louis DeJoy have endowed the Elon University Odyssey Program with full scholarships for four students per year. The endowment will grow in the coming years to provide 12 full scholarships per year.
Ambassador Gaddi Vasquez was awarded The Latino Coalition Leadership Award (Private Sector) at the Hispanic Heritage Month Power Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony in Washington, DC. The Latino Coalition Awards recognize national and international pioneers who have created businesses that help shape the economy.