Lesser to receive KSU Global Public Service Prize

Craig S. Lesser, founder of the Pendleton Consulting Group and formerly Commissioner of Economic Development for the State of Georgia, will receive the Kennesaw State University Global Public Service Prize in recognition of his “legacy of compelling public service to the State of Georgia and his accomplishments in engaging our state with the world,” according to Lance R. Askildson, Ph.D., ViceProvost & Chief International Officer of KSU.

Over the past five years, Kennesaw State University has awarded its Global Public Service Scholarship Prize to global leaders of distinction from around the world.

“This year, we are pleased to recognize Craig Lesser and his significant contributions to global public service in his previous roles as Commissioner for the Georgia Department of Economic Development and as Chairman of the Board for CIFAL Atlanta,” Askildson said in announcing the recognition.

The Global Public Service Prize is awarded in honor of an international figure that has made important contributions to public service in their country/region that have transformed the lives of their citizens in service to the public good.

“We are honored to have this opportunity to celebrate Craig’s transformational impact on Kennesaw State, Cobb County, metropolitan Atlanta and the great state of Georgia through his exceptional diplomacy, hard work and generous spirit,” Askildson added Lesser will be recognized at a formal presentation ceremony for the Prize during KSU’s annual Awards Banquet May 2, 2019 in the Jolley Lodge on the Kennesaw State University campus. The 6 p.m. event will feature remarks and introductions by Kennesaw State University leaders and dignitaries.