2022 Marvin Myers Leadership Award

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Sunny Park

The Georgia Veterans Day Association is pleased to announce that the recipient of the 2022 Marvin Myers Leadership Award is Mr. Sunny Park.​

 

Mr. Park was born in the Republic of Korea and immigrated to the United States in 1974.​ Since that time, he has started many successful companies and has served on the boards of many great organizations and educational institutions. Mr. Park received the USO Patriot Award in 2000 as well as being decorated by many American, Korean, and community organizations. He is a true patriot and an outstanding American.

 

Sunny served as a KATUSA (Korean Augmentation to the United States Army) Soldier with the US Army in South Korea. After moving to the US, he continued to serve America's Veterans by ensuring our Korean War Veterans were never forgotten. As a member of the Korean War Veterans Memorial Foundation Board, he was proud to dedicate the Wall of Remembrance as a permanent addition to the existing memorial on 27 July 2022 in Washington, DC. 

 

Sunny Park will accept the 2022 Marvin Myers Leadership Award at the annual Freedom Ball taking place on 12 November 2022 in the Oceans Ballroom at the Georgia Aquarium.  

Sunny K. Park

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Sunny K. Park is President of Global Sun Investments, member of Georgia Banking Company Board. He recently transferred his ownership of General Building Maintenance he started April 1, 1983 to New York based Pritchard Industries.

Sunny is 2000 USO Patriot Award recipient and one of Most Influential Atlantans by JAMES Magazine andAtlanta Business Chronicle in multiple years. He is an Executive in Residence of Georgia State University, lectures frequently. Mr. Park immigrated to the United States in 1974 with no money who now, as an indicator of his business acumen, has successfully achieved his goal of paying $1 million in income tax annually.

A native of South Korea, served as Commissioner of the White House Advisory Commission and Vice Chairman of Georgia Ports Authority. Mr. Park serves or served multiple nonprofit boards; National Guard’s Youth Foundation that supports programs for high school dropouts; USO Georgia; National Center for Civil and Human Rights; Carter Center Board of Councilors; Atlanta Symphony Orchestra; Korean War Veterans Memorial Foundation Board; Atlanta Rotary Club Board; Emeritus board member of Berry College and Junior Achievements Georgia; Serves Sandy Springs City for City Charter Review Board and Development Authority; National Museum of Patriotism Board; Georgia Public Policy Foundation Board; Shepherd Center Hospital; Emory University Board of Visitors; Savannah College of Art & Design; Korea Defense Veterans Association Board. He is 2004 and 2008 Presidential Elector from Georgia.

He served as president of the National Korean American Federation (1991); Chairman of the 1992 Overseas Korean Conference in Berlin, Germany; In 1996, he founded the American Korean Friendship Society to strengthen unique relationship between the two nations; To encourage fellow immigrants to become active in community affairs, Mr. Park founded the Good Neighboring Campaign; With his own program “If Sunny Can, I Can,” he mentors high school dropouts nationwide. He presented the commencement speeches to Class 2006 of Kennesaw State University, Class 2007 of Berry College, Rome, Georgia and 2018 of Belhaven University, Jackson, Mississippi.

Mr. Park is laureate of Atlanta Business Hall of Fame; inducted to KATUSA Hall of Fame in Korea. He is decorated with People’s Merit by South Korean President; Volunteer Service Award by the President of the U. S.; Americanism Medal by Daughters of American Revolution; Patrick Henry Trophy by National Guards Association; Small Business Person of the Year by Atlanta Chamber of Commerce; Lifetime Achievement Award by the National Youth Foundation 2007; Commitment to Economic Education Award by Georgia State University; 2018 Liberty Award by Institution of Corian American Studies; 2020 Freedom Award from Georgia Public Policy Foundation.

He studied at Indiana University Purdue University at Indianapolis. He received honorary doctorate from Belhaven University. Sunny Park and his family attends the Church of The Apostle, Atlanta, GA.