Danny Ludeman Honored by FBI at National Ceremony

Concordance Academy President & CEO Danny Ludeman was honored by FBI Director Christopher Wray with the Director’s Community Leadership Award at a national ceremony in Washington, D.C. He was selected for this award by the FBI St. Louis Division “in recognition of his outstanding service to the local community and enduring contributions to the advancement of justice.”

The local announcement was made by Special Agent in Charge Richard Quinn at a surprise ceremony at Concordance in front of its staff and board of directors in January.  A special thanks to our friends at Route 3 Films for capturing this important moment.

Nominated in 2017 by the each of the FBI’s 56 field offices and the Criminal Justice Information Services Division, the recipients were formally recognized by Director Christopher Wray for extraordinary service to their communities.

Since 1990, the annual awards have been the principal means for the FBI to publicly acknowledge the achievements of those working to make a difference in their communities through the promotion of education and the prevention of crime and violence.

In his remarks to the group this morning, Director Christopher Wray thanked the honorees for their efforts to make the country safer and noted the similarities between community leaders and the FBI’s own workforce—both are dedicated to public service and “doing the right thing in the right way,” he said.

We need the support, the understanding, and the trust of our community partners and the public. You’re out in your neighborhoods and your communities every day building that support and that trust and that understanding,” Wray added.

View Danny’s recipient page here.

Recipients of the 2017 Director’s Community Leadership Awards, pictured with Director Christopher Wray, were honored in a ceremony at FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C., on April 20, 2018
2017 Director’s Community Leadership Awards

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