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Flash and Bennie Wiley to receive Adirenne Williams Spellman Diversity Award

Flash and Bennie Wiley to receive Adirenne Williams Spellman Diversity Award
(Photo: Don West)

Flash and Bennie Wiley have been selected to receive the Adirenne Williams Spellman Diversity Award during the 65th Anniversary celebration of the Freedom House.

Flash Wiley spent more than two decades as a practicing attorney concentrating in corporate and commercial law, small business development, entertainment law and real estate. He was executive vice president and general counsel and a principal for PRWT Services Inc., a Philadelphia-based products and services company that he played a key role in building into one of the nation’s largest minority-owned businesses and Black Enterprise Magazine’s 2009 “Company of the Year.” He remains a principal in the company, and is the chairman of the PRWT Advisory Board.

He has served as a director of several for-profit business organizations, including three public companies, and has spent two decades as a director of The TJX Companies Inc. In 1984, he founded and for 10 years chaired the Governor’s Commission on Minority Business Development. Wiley was later inducted into the GBCC’s “Academy of Distinguished Bostonians.” In 2012, President Obama appointed Wiley to the Board of Visitors of the U.S. Air Force Academy.

Bennie Wiley is principal of The Wiley Group, a firm specializing in strategy, talent management, and leadership development. Prior to establishing her firm, she spent 15 years as the president and chief executive officer of The Partnership Inc., an organization dedicated to strengthening Greater Boston’s capacity to attract, retain and develop talented professionals of color.

She is currently a director on boards of the Dreyfus Mutual Funds, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, and CBIZ. Her civic activities include serving on the boards of The Boston Foundation, Howard University, Dress for Success Boston and the Efficacy Institute.