Linkage Awards Global Institute for Leadership Development® (GILD) Warren Bennis Leadership Award to Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo



Sarah Breigle, Sr. Director of Marketing, Linkage, Inc. | 781.402.5599

Date: May 15, 2019

BOSTON, Mass: Linkage, a leading provider of strategic leadership development solutions, has named Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo, as the recipient of the the 2019 Warren Bennis Award for Excellence in Leadership. 

Established by Linkage in 1997 to honor Bennis’ legacy, the Bennis Award honors a recipient who demonstrates courage, endurance, capability and success in his or her field and is an inspiration and role model for current and aspiring leaders. Each year, a committee reviews nominations and selects an award winner who exemplifies what it means to be a Purposeful Leader. Ms. Hidalgo is incredibly deserving of this recognition.

In an upset election, Hidalgo became the first woman and the first Latina elected as the county judge for Harris County, the third-most populous county in the nation, and the largest in Texas. Since being elected, she has sought to make the county government more transparent and accessible for residents. She has also recently been named the county’s new Director of Emergency Management, which makes her responsible for guiding the region through floods and superstorms, such as Hurricane Harvey.

“Lina is a remarkable leader who is not afraid to take on new challenges, and truly encapsulates what it means to live and lead purposefully,” said Rachael Marangu, Executive Director of Linkage’s Global Institute for Leadership Development (GILD).

Hidalgo’s accomplishments will be celebrated at Linkage’s Global Institute for Leadership Development (GILD) on September 16–19, 2019, in Palm Desert, CA, before an audience of hundreds of high-performing leaders.

About Linkage: For more than 30 years, Linkage has been changing the face of leadership. Through our work with more than one million leaders, we continue to evolve our leadership data, insights and frameworks—empowering leading organizations to solve their most vexing leadership challenges. From developing effective, purposeful leaders to advancing women and creating cultures of inclusion, we guide our clients with proven Solutions to create transformative change.