Luis Alberto Moreno, President of the Inter-American Development Bank,
and Stanley A. Motta, Chairman of Copa Holdings,
to Receive Prestigious Wilson Awards

WASHINGTON—Luis Alberto Moreno, President of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) will receive the Wilson Center’s Award for Public Service and Stanley A. Motta, Chairman of Copa Holdings, will receive the Wilson Center’s Award for Corporate Citizenship at a gala dinner to be held on January 28, 2016, at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in South Beach, Miami.

The Woodrow Wilson Awards are given to those individuals whose actions and accomplishments, in their careers or through service, reflect President Woodrow Wilson’s belief that “there is no higher religion than human service.” and that “to work for the common good is the greatest creed.” Such individuals have been recognized worldwide by The Wilson Center since 1998.

Luis Alberto Moreno, recipient of the Award for Public Service, has launched the IDB into groundbreaking new areas to promote gender equality, climate change resilience, and improved citizen security during his ten-year tenure at the Bank. Under Moreno’s leadership the IDB has seen a record increase in the number of women in leadership positions and has become the largest regional multilateral lending organization, with a presence in 26 member countries.

“Luis Alberto Moreno has always been a transformational agent, as a media leader, as cabinet secretary, presidential campaign manager, ambassador to the United States and now, since 2005 as President of the IDB.” said Isaac Lee, Chief News and Digital Officer for Univision Communications Inc. and CEO of Fusion. “Luis Alberto is a global citizen who has transformed the IDB into an organization that embraces social entrepreneurship, innovation, multi-sectoral work, public-private partnerships and new members."

Stanley A. Motta is the first recipient of the Woodrow Wilson Award for Corporate Citizenship to be honored by the Center’s Latin American Program. He is also the first Panamanian citizen to be honored by the Wilson Center. Mr. Motta receives the award for his commitment to fostering a new generation of visionary business leaders in Panama and throughout Central America and for his dedication to environmental protection and sustainable development throughout Latin America.

“I am thrilled that the Wilson Center has honored Stanley Motta with its first Woodrow Wilson Award for Corporate Citizenship,” said John Wojick, Senior Vice President, Global Sales & Marketing for Boeing Commercial Airplanes. “As the President of Motta Internacional and Chairman of Copa Holdings, Stanley has consistently been a leader in promoting the growth and improvement of Panamanian business, the Panamanian economy and Panamanian society. His dedication to the people of Panama and Central America is unparalleled and I am honored to have him as a friend and a business partner.”

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Thursday, September 28, 2017

6:30 P.M. - Reception

7:15 P.M. - Dinner

National Museum of Natural History
10th Street & Constitution Avenue NW
Washington, D.C. 20004

Cocktail or Business Attire

For more information:

Anders Beal
(202) 691-4075

Jacquelyn Dolezal

(202) 691-4120

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