Textron’s Mary Howell Receives Marine Corps Foundation Award
Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) today announced that Executive Vice President Mary L. Howell has been honored by the Marine Corps Law Enforcement Foundation with the prestigious Charles Ruch Semper Fidelis Award. Howell received the award at the 14th Annual Atlantic City Gala in New Jersey to benefit the Marine Corps Law Enforcement Foundation.
Howell was honored for her long-standing commitment to the U.S. Marines Corps and her leadership in various programs that have supported the Marine Corps mission.
“On behalf of the men and women of Textron, I am honored to receive this award,” Howell said. “The Foundation’s work to ensure a brighter future for the children of the men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice for us and our country and for those children with special needs is truly remarkable. I thank them for what they continue to do.”
Howell is the first woman to receive the Charles Ruch Semper Fidelis Award. Previous honorees include Gen. Peter Pace, former Chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; Gen. James L. Jones, former Commandant of the Marines Corps and former Supreme Allied Commander of NATO; and Donald Trump.
“Mary Howell is a true patriot and a great American,” said Michael diFrancesco, the chair of the Gala and a member of the Foundation’s Executive Committee. “Her tenacity and perseverance, her work on behalf of the Marine Corps and her continuing efforts to make sure that our men and women in the armed services have the best possible equipment that they can have to fight made her well-deserving of this honor.”
In its 14-year history, the Foundation has distributed more than $34 million to the children of Marines or federal law enforcement personnel who were killed in the line of duty or who died under extraordinary circumstances while serving the United States at home or abroad. The Foundation also provides financial aid to mentally and physically disabled children of Marines for tutoring or medical equipment.
“It has been my distinct privilege to work with the U.S. Marines Corps and the Marine Corps Law Enforcement Foundation,” Howell continued. “They represent the best of what America has to offer: an unwavering commitment to freedom and an abundance of compassion to help those who are in need.”
Howell leads Textron’s government, strategy development and international, investor relations and corporate communications functions. She also directs the Washington, D.C.-based marketing and government affairs activities for Textron and its business units.
Also honored at the event was Frank M. McDonough, Esq (Major, USMC Retired), President of the New York Shipping Association, who received the Patrick T. McGahm, Jr. Most Distinguished American Award. General James T. Conway, the 34th Commandant of the Marine Corps was the Gala’s Military Guest of Honor.
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