|Gary 'Butch' Hendrickson C.D.|
I am pleased to introduce tonight’s honoree Gary “Butch” Hendrickson, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of Continental Baking Company Ltd. and Coconut Bay Beach Resort & Spa in St. Lucia.
Butch Hendrickson also chairs the board of the EXIM Bank, is a Vice President of the Private Sector Organization of Jamaica (PSOJ), and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) and Rainforest Seafoods.
Continental Baking Company is a leading provider of baked goods in Jamaica such as bread, buns, crackers and snacks and is most popularly known for its brands National, HTB and HoMade.
He actively participates in programs focused on early childhood education and local manufacturing in Jamaica and is a major contributor to charities such as Mustard Seed Communities, Laws Street Trade Training Centre, Food for the Poor and St. Patrick’s Foundation amongst many others.
(Butch Hendrickson Introductory Video)
AFJ Director and Gala CoChair, Ambassador Pamela Bridgewater, will present the 2016 International Humanitarian Award to Mr. Gary “Butch” Hendrickson for his exemplary leadership and philanthropy.
|Butch Hendrickson shows off a Mustard Seed|
item at his Made In Jamaica Christmas Fair
And so it was a special joy to learn that the American Friends of Jamaica (AFJ) whose Board comprises past and present esteemed US Ambassadors to Jamaica and other friends, have bestowed the AFJ International Humanitarian Award for philanthropy and exemplary leadership on National Baking Chairman and Patron of the National Baking Foundation, Gary “Butch” Hendrickson.
|Butch Hendrickson with Sister Mary Benedict Chung|
"I don't know how our Laws Street projects would
survive without Butch's kindness," she says.
|Little Leaders Launch with colleague Glen Christian|