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Lamell McMorris at Washington Government Relations Group's Fourth Annual Tin Cup Awards on July 24, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Melvin Morris/Melvin Morris Photography).
Leading government affairs expert and dynamic entrepreneur, Lamell McMorris, was honored July 30 at the Washington Government Relations Group's (WGRG) Tin Cup Awards hosted at the La Maison Francaise in DC. McMorris, founder and CEO of Perennial, a Washington, DC-based family of businesses, was presented with the President's Award for Career Achievement at the fourth annual awards dinner. The honor is bestowed annually to individuals who have embodied excellence in leadership, service, and professionalism in the African-American government affairs and political professional community.
Cited for his instrumental work in opening doors of opportunity through inclusiveness, and for his advocacy for diversity, access, and inclusion in the profession, McMorris graciously accepted the award alongside the DC area's top business leaders, legislators and public policy experts. Fellow honorees included U.S. Senator Kristen Gillibrand, Congressman Greg Meeks, FCC Acting Chairwoman Mignon Clyburn, MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry, Lonnie Johnson, Art Collins and Jarvis Stewart.
The WGRG is a non-partisan, independent, volunteer association founded to enrich the careers and leadership abilities of African-American government relations professionals.
"The opportunity to engage with a wide range of constituencies in crafting public-policy solutions for our nation is an honor and privilege I will continue to uphold," said McMorris. "I'm a walking lesson of how a child from the Southside of Chicago can succeed in Washington."