Luxury brand Royal Salute has celebrated men and women globally for being effective leaders and achievers in the fields of arts and culture. Since 2006, the brand has paid the ultimate tribute to one deserving individual within the Asian-American community and will continue this tradition by announcing the Mark of Respect Award winner at the 2014 Unforgettable Awards, one of the premier entertainment events of the year for the Asian community.
One deserving individual within the Asian-American community will be awarded the Mark of Respect Award winner at the 2014 Unforgettable Awards in Los Angeles on December 5th, one of the premier entertainment events of the year for the Asian community.
By extending its highest honor to the U.S., Royal Salute will acknowledge the amazing work of Asian-Americans and the true leaders in arts and culture who are creating an impact for future generations. Royal Salute is distributed by Pernod Ricard USA, the premium spirits and wine company in the U.S., and the largest subsidiary of Paris, France-based Pernod Ricard SA, which employs a workforce of nearly 19,000 people worldwide.
Much like Royal Salute, the Mark of Respect award recipients have always been identified as individuals who begin where others end, showing their true desire and passion to achieve the absolute best. The recipient will embody the brand’s spirit of excellence and carry out the same values and traditions that Royal Salute represents: dedication and leadership in their respective professions, an exceptional work ethic, and inspiring current and future generations to come.
“As Royal Salute aspires to always begin where others end our extension of the international Mark of Respect Award to the U.S. is our way of continuing Royal Salute’s tradition of paying tribute and honoring leaders in the Asian community here in the U.S.,” said Wayne Hartunian, Vice President, Scotch & Cognac, Pernod Ricard USA. “The brand will continue to celebrate inspirational leaders that exemplify the highest level of excellence in to their respected fields and community.”
This year’s Mark of Respect award winner will be chosen by an esteemed selection committee who are also leaders and notable names in the Asian community.
The selection committee will consist of three members, who are all proven achievers in their respected fields, including:
- Stewart Kwoh, founding President and Executive Director of Asian Americans Advancing Justice
- Lisa Ling, television journalist, best known as host of “This is Life with Lisa Ling”
- James Ryu, Publisher of KoreAm Journal and Audrey Magazine
In a new documentary series for CNN, “This is Life with Lisa Ling,” award-winning journalist and author Lisa Ling takes her audience on a gritty, breathtaking journey to far corners of America, immersing herself in sub-cultures that are unusual, bizarre and sometimes dangerous. Each episode delves into an alternative sect of everyday life, giving viewers an inside look at some of America’s most unconventional segments of society.
“I’m truly honored to be part of this year’s selection committee, responsible for choosing the winner of the Royal Salute Mark of Respect Award,” said Lisa Ling. “I take great pride in acknowledging the work that’s done in our industry that supports the Asian-American community and I applaud Royal Salute for its dedication in recognizing those who look to do the same.”
The Mark of Respect Award recipient will be announced on Friday, December 5th at the 13th annual Unforgettable Awards in Los Angeles. For additional information please visit , and www.twitter.com/RoyalSalute.