Rogers Wade Receives Policy Foundation Freedom Award

The Georgia Public Policy Foundation has named Rogers Wade recipient of its 2011 Freedom Award which is presented to a Georgian who has exemplified the principles of private enterprise and personal integrity.   Mr. Wade is chairman of the Foundation, former chief of staff to U.S. Senator Herman Talmadge and a current adviser to Governor Nathan Deal and U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson.  Mr. Wade serves on many public sector boards and he has long advocated and supported U.S. military troops through his USO involvement.

Almost 400 guests were on hand when Mr. Wade received his award during the Foundation’s 20th Anniversary Celebration on October 24 at the Renaissance Waverly Hotel in Atlanta.  Video excerpts from the evening can be viewed on the Foundation’s YouTube channel.

Previous Freedom Award recipients include U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, Flowers Industries chairman emeritus William Flowers, the late former U.S. Attorney General Griffin Bell, Chick-fil-A founder Truett Cathy; Deen Day Smith, chair of the Cecil B. Day Investment Company; former Governor and United States Senator Zell Miller; former Southern Company president Bill Dalhberg, the late General Raymond G. Davis, United States Marine Corps; United States Senator Phil Gramm; and Henry F. (Hank) McCamish, founder and chairman of the McCamish Group and founder of the Georgia Public Policy Foundation.

Freedom Award Recipient Rogers Wade, GPPF President Kelly McCutchen
GPPF Vice President Benita Dodd, Governor Nathan Deal
First Lady Sandra Deal, Jay Morgan, Governor Nathan Deal
Freedom Award Recipient Rogers Wade, Governor Nathan Deal
Georgia Public Policy Foundation Trustee David Allman
Georgia Public Policy Foundation Trustee Gordon Beckham
Georgia Public Policy Foundation 2011 Freedom Award
Video Excerpt: Rogers Wade, President George W. Bush
United States Senator Johnny Isakson
Governor Nathan Deal

Standing Ovation for Freedom Award Recipient Rogers Wade

Governor Nathan Deal and U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson present Rogers Wade with an original eagle oil painting by Georgia artist Steve Penley.
Foundation President Kelly McCutchen presents Marcia Wade with a floral arrangement. Also pictured, emcee Craig Lesser.
Rogers Wade, 2011 Freedom Award Recipient
Former Foundation Board Chair Brenda Fitzgerald and Rogers Wade
Joan Kirchner, deputy chief of staff for U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson; Public Policy Foundation Editor Mike Klein and Rogers Wade.
Public Policy Foundation Vice President Benita Dodd and Rogers Wade.
Craig Lesser, Governor Nathan Deal, Kelly McCutchen, Marcia Wade, U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, Rogers Wade
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