Leadership Award: Louis B. Lynn ’70, M ’72

Louis B. Lynn

Louis B. Lynn

Louis Lynn was presented with the 2012 Ronald H. Brown Leadership Award from the U.S. Department of Commerce, Minority Business Development Agency. This award recognizes exceptional leaders who have made great strides in creating diversity in the public or private sector.

Lynn is president of ENVIRO Ag Science Inc., one of the largest African-American-owned landscape and construction firms in South Carolina. The firm has approximately 100 employees and was recognized as number four of the 25 Fastest Growing Companies in the state. Headquartered in Columbia, the company has offices in Jacksonville, N.C., Atlanta and Los Angeles. Earlier this year, Lynn was one of 30 small-business owners invited to participate in a White House Business Council, Minority Business Leaders Briefing about the fiscal cliff.

Elected to seven four-year terms on the Clemson University Board of Trustees, Lynn serves on the BB&T National Bank Board and chairs the Trust Committee. He also serves on the boards of many regional and state organizations.

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