Partner Emanuel "Chris" Welch Honored by Black Enterprise Magazine and WVON Rardio
CHICAGO-Emanuel "Chris" Welch, 39, a partner at the law firm Sanchez Daniels & Hoffman LLP and the President of the Board of Education of Proviso Township High Schools, was recently honored by Black Enterprise Magazine and WVON Radio 1690 as one of Chicago's Top 40 Game Changers age 40 and under at an event held at the Casino Club off the city's famed Magnificent Mile.
The event was initiated by Black Enterprise and WVON radio to identify and honor the most promising young talents, executives, and entrepreneurs in the third largest city in the country. Honorees were selected because the magazine felt they excelled in their fields because of their vision, leadership, strategies for growth, innovation, achievement, community involvement and impact.
Specifically, a Game Changer is known as a person who turns conventional ideas into contemporary opportunities. They see challenges as platforms for innovation. They define or redefine the sector in which they compete. They elevate the status-quo. Foremost, a Game Changer understands that true success encompasses a commitment to excellence, a commitment to the community, and a commitment to wealth building.
Welch, currently serves as the only African-American partner in the second largest minority owned and controlled firm in the country. He specializes in school and employment law and civil rights defense. Welch also serves as President of the Board of Education of Proviso Township High Schools in west suburban Chicago where he is credited with balancing the district's budget for the first time in over a decade all while leading the district in the creation of the first ever suburban based magnet high school, the Proviso Math and Science Academy.
Honored along with Welch were people like Lance Briggs of the Chicago Bears, Derrick Rose of the Chicago Bulls, Sylvia Fowles of the Chicago Sky, Daryl Hawks of NBC 5 Chicago, and Gaynor Hall of WGN-TV News. "I am honored to be considered for such a distinguished award," Welch said. "And it's always good to be in good company."
Click on the following link to read a short article by Black Enterprise Magazine.
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