WASHINGTON, D.C. – Celebrating 30 years of strengthening the American-Lebanese relationship, the American Task Force for Lebanon (ATFL) will honor four exceptional American leaders of Lebanese heritage who have made significant contributions in their fields at its annual Gala Awards Night held April 10 at the Fairmont Hotel in Washington, D.C.
Azar was sworn in as secretary of the Dept. of Health and Human Services in January 2018 and spent his career working in both the public and private sectors, as an attorney and in senior leadership roles focused on advancing health care reform, research and innovation.
U.S. Rep. Darin LaHood (R-IL) has represented the district encompassing Peoria and Springfield in Congress since 2015 and serves on the House Ways and Means Committee and on the U.S. Joint Economic Committee. He is also a member of the U.S.-Cuba working group and is co-chairman of the U.S.-China working group and the U.S.-Lebanon Friendship Caucus.
Rahal will receive the Joseph J. Jacobs Distinguished Achievement Award, which recognizes exceptional achievement in business.
Yazbek will receive the Ray R. Irani Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his exceptional professional and personal achievements.
The ATFL Gala draws more than 400 guests, including high-level administration and Congressional officials, as well as ambassadors and international business leaders.