Today, APCAC continues this tradition by presenting the award each year at its Washington, DC policy conference. The men and women distinguished by their receipt of the award are noted for their accomplishments in building stronger economic relationships between the United States and the Asia-Pacific region. Over the years, honorees have included then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who received the award in 2012 along with U.S. Chamber of Commerce president Thomas Donohue.
In 2015, the individuals so honored included Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker, Congressman Charles Boustany, Jr. (R-Louisiana), Senator Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), and Senator Ron Wyden (D-Oregon). The inclusion of these prominent figures among the APCAC Award’s honorees underscores the bipartisan nature of global economic development.