Brad D. Smith Honored as Overall Champion of Children by WV KIDS COUNT

WV KIDS COUNT announced their awardees for the 2020 Champion of Children award. Brad. D. Smith was awarded the overall Champion of Children award due to his contributions to his home state and region.

Through the Foundation — which Brad co-founded with his wife, Alys — the couple aims to invest in education and entrepreneurship opportunities for everyone throughout the Appalachian region, which has been unfairly overlooked and underserved in terms of economic and technological advancements.

Other awardees include Dr. Gordon Gee, President of West Virginia University; Nikki Bowman Mills, founder of New South Media Inc; Dr. Larry Rhodes, Professor of Pediatrics at West Virginia University School of Medicine; and Linda McKinney, Director of Five Loaves & Two Fishes Food Bank.

You can read more about the other nominees and their contributions to the youth of the Mountain State, as well as the WV KIDS COUNT mission here: