Since 1990, The World Affairs Council of Charlotte has presented the World Citizen Award annually to honor a prominent citizen or organization with accomplishments and achievements of international significance.  Since its inception, the World Citizen Award Dinner has become an important event in the cultural life of Charlotte. Each year, a capacity audience gathers to celebrate and recognize the achievements of our recipient. This year, we will honor, Marshall O. Larsen, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Goodrich Corporation.

This year’s event will begin at 6 p.m. with a VIP Reception where table sponsors, distinguished guests and past recipients of the World Citizen Award will have the opportunity to congratulate Marshall in person. Following the VIP reception, guests will be invited to enjoy dinner at 7:15 p.m. and participate in the evening’s program.

The event on June 9 will feature various tributes to Marshall Larsen including a video presentation to thank him for his international vision and for promoting Charlotte and North Carolina as a business and aerospace industry focal point.  Part of the celebration will also include the presentation of the Harold P. Josephson Award to Michael Hawley, Immediate Past Chair (Board of Directors, WACC) and Partner at K&L Gates, for his significant contributions to the World Affairs Council of Charlotte and the international life of the community.

Additional details are forthcoming