IC² Institute Director John Sibley Butler was on hand to present the IHCA’s Joe W. Neal Award for outstanding leadership in international relations.
The recipient of the 2011 award was Thomas Conry, Director of U.S.-Japan Relations with the Japan External Trade Organization.
Said Dr. Butler, "Mr. Conry has been actively involved with many international organizations that have promoted everything from trade to cultural exchanges, promoting Fulbright Scholarships and supporting the IC² Institute of The University of Texas at Austin. He is recognized within the Austin business community as an authority on Japan’s economic and cultural trends. The IHCA recognizes Mr. Conry’s many highly valued contributions to Austin’s international community and is proud to present to him the prestigious Joe W. Neal Award."