Peterson Business Award Dinner

Chuck Royce Honored at the 2022 Peterson Business Award Dinner

Chuck Royce, chairman and portfolio manager at Royce & Associates, LLC was honored as the thirteenth recipient of Greenwich Library’s Peterson Business Award at the Hyatt Regency Hotel on March 3, 2022. Current U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo presented Mr. Royce with this prestigious award via video. Longtime business journalist and WealthTrack creator and host Consuelo Mack facilitated a conversation with Mr. Royce at the event.

As the Library’s only major fundraiser, the dinner is vital to maintaining the quality and availability of offerings such as childhood literacy sessions, musical concerts, job search tools, technology training courses, and many other essential services provided free of charge to the community.

The Award was established in 1997 by the Library and the Peterson Foundation to “recognize and honor an individual whose innovative thinking, leadership, and sustained record of achievement has had a profound impact on the national and global economy, and whose words and deeds have demonstrated a commitment to intellectual freedom and open access to information.”

The Peterson Business Award is named in honor of Clementine Lockwood Peterson, whose 1992 bequest of $25 million made possible a new 32,000 square-foot wing at the Greenwich Library. Designed by renowned architect Cesar Pelli, this wing contains expanded business and music collections. Mrs. Peterson’s gift was made in memory of her son, Jonathan, and her husband, J. Whitney Peterson. The Peterson Business Award was conceived in order to celebrate Mrs. Peterson’s extraordinary generosity and to recognize outstanding business leadership.

For more information, contact Jeanne Ronan at (203) 622-7989 or send an e-mail.

Past Honorees & Presenters

2020:

  • Cliff Asness, Managing Principal and Chief Investment Officer, AQR Capital Management
    Presented by Jonathan Beinner

2018:

  • Lawrence R. Ricciardi, Senior Advisor, Jones Day, Lazard Frères & Co., and IBM
    Presented by Richard H. Brodhead

2016:

  • Barry S. Sternlicht, Starwood Capital Group
    Presented by Alan D. Schwartz

2014:

  • Robert B. Goergen, Blyth, Inc.
    Presented by Dr. Judith Rodin

2012:

  • Robert K. Steel, NYC Deputy Mayor for Economic Development
    Presented by Walter Isaacson

2010:

  • Peter T. Grauer, Bloomberg L.P.
    Presented by William B. Harrison, Jr.

2008:

  • Indra K. Nooyi, PepsiCo
    Presented by Richard C. Levin

2006:

  • Thomas J. Neff, Spencer Stuart, U.S.
    Presented by Jeffrey R. Immelt

2004:

  • Dr. Henry A. McKinnell, Jr., Pfizer Inc.
    Presented by Ellen V. Futter

2002:

  • William B. Harrison, Jr., J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.
    Presented by Lynne V. Cheney

2000:

  • Sanford I. Weill, Citigroup
    Presented by Robert E. Rubin

1997:

  • Louis V. Gerstner, Jr., I.B.M. Corporation
    Presented by The Honorable Gerald R. Ford