BIRMINGHAM, Mich., Mar. 20, 2018 – Simon Group Holdings (SGH) Founder & Chairman Sam Simon was honored with the 2018 Outstanding Business Leader (OBL) Award from Northwood University. Simon was one of six honorees to receive the OBL award at the 38th Annual Outstanding Business Leader Awards Gala at The Breakers Palm Beach in West Palm Beach, FL.

Each year, OBL honorees are selected by the Northwood University Board of Trustees based on personal and professional achievements aligned with the unique philosophy of Northwood University. Simon’s long history of entrepreneurship, operational excellence and philanthropic efforts made him a prime candidate for the award.

“I am humbled and honored to receive the OBL award from Northwood University,” commented Sam Simon. “Our achievements have truly been a Simon Group Holdings team effort. We have the best team members and leaders. We are just beginning to scratch the surface… I truly believe our best days are still ahead of us.”

In addition to the awards gala, the two-day event at The Breakers consisted of round-table discussions between the OBL honorees and Northwood University students and alumni. Each honoree was also introduced by a student representative at the awards gala.

“Growing a successful business depends on great talent, and it is refreshing to see that Northwood University is innovating in the way they educate. Students need this type of real-world collaboration with business leaders, which isn’t something that can be taught in a book. Interacting with the students at the round-table sessions made it a rewarding experience on both sides,” said Sam Simon.

For more information on Northwood University’s 38th Annual OBL Awards, visit the event website.