Congratulations to Gloria Stamps Smith on being awarded the Minnesota Women Lawyers’ Myra Bradwell Award. This award is presented to an MWL member who expresses the highest ideals of the legal profession and who possesses the qualities exemplified by Myra Bradwell such as courage, perseverance and leadership on issues of concern to women.
GloriaStamps–Smith is an Assistant Hennepin County Attorney in the Adult Services Department. She represents hospitals, the courts, and social workers in the civil commitment of people experiencing a mental health crisis or struggling with chemical dependency. Stamps–Smith graduated from the University of Iowa College of Law and is a proud summa cum laude graduate of Jackson State University in Mississippi.
Ms. Stamps–Smith grew up in Mississippi and believes the mentors she had growing up inspired her commitment to serving others to her community. She states she has always been surrounded by strong women who instilled in her the value of giving back to the community and showed her the rippling impact of servant leadership. Ms. Stamps–Smith also enjoyed learned about strong women in American history. Harriet Tubman and Shirley Chisolm were two historic “sheroes” who greatly influenced Stamp-Smith. Harriet Tubman – a slave who escaped to freedom but would not rest until she rescued as many slaves as her body would allow, placing her own life and freedom in jeopardy – exemplified not being comfortable when others are suffering. Shirley Chisolm who famously said “service is the rent we pay for living on this earth” reminds Stamps–Smith that she is called to serve others and that calling is greatest when the difficulty is greatest.
“I was amazed,” Sheletta Brundidge, a comedian and mother of four, said on Wednesday.
“I felt blessed that my daughter was able to pick up on her brother’s fears and just jump right in with, not only a Bible verse, but the right Bible verse to tell him that he needed to have power, have love and keep his mind right.”
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Anton Vincent is the President of Mars Wrigley North America, the world’s largest confectionery company with global brands including M&M’S®, SNICKERS®, SKITTLES®, STARBURST®, ORBIT®, and ALTOIDS®. Anton leads a team of over 7,000 North American Associates, with a focus on innovation, sustainability, operational excellence, and delighting consumers with the beloved Mars Wrigley portfolio.
In this role, Anton oversees a cross-functional leadership team, and leads the organization in category growth, enterprise value creation, and social good.
Previously, Anton Vincent was the CEO at Greencore USA, a fresh convenience food supplier. At Greencore, Anton championed a revision of the US growth strategy and led up to 6,000 employees.
Prior to his role at Greencore, Anton spent 15 years at General Mills. Anton oversaw the Snacks, Frozen Frontier and Baking Divisions as President, and became a founding member of General Mills’ renowned Black Champions Network (BCN).
Anton sits on the Dean’s Council of the Indiana University Kelley School of Business. He previously acted as the Vice Chairman of the Board for the Milestone Growth Fund Inc. and the Mill City Credit Union.
Anton holds an MBA in Marketing from the Indiana University Kelley School of Business.
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