OPI CEO Steve Hilleard was one of two new inductees to the City of Hope’s (COH) Hall of Fame at a dinner held in California yesterday evening.
The 2022 National Business Products Industry’s (NBPI) annual COH Tour event took place on 28-29 March at the Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort in Dana Point. It marked the official launch of the 2022 Restoring Hope fundraising campaign honouring Peter Scala, Chief Merchandising Officer of Staples Inc.
The highlight of the second day was the annual NBPI Hall of Fame induction dinner, where two industry luminaries – OPI’s very own Steve Hilleard and David Lary, General Manager of US Consumer and Supplies Sales at HP Inc – were inducted into the cancer research and treatment organisation’s Hall of Fame.
Hilleard has served on the National Business Products Council for City of Hope for 22 years and also co-chaired the annual Personal Giving campaign for most of that time.
“The City of Hope is an amazing organisation,” said Hilleard. “It has had a profound impact on me and my family, and I am very grateful and proud to join such a distinguished group of Hall of Fame inductees.”
He added: “It’s been my privilege to get to know most of them very well throughout my career – they are all great leaders and servants in this industry, and significant supporters of City of Hope, and I am truly humbled to be among them.”
Matt Dodd, Senior Executive Director of Corporate Philanthropy at COH, said the gathering in California had been a “momentous couple of days” and a welcome return to in-person events.
“The past two years have been riddled with challenges that we were able to navigate with the incredible leadership of our past honourees, Stephanie Dismore of HP Inc and Greg Gibson of Sylvamo,” he stated. “I’m delighted to recognise the significant contributions of this industry and provide a proper kick-off to Peter’s campaign.”
Duarte (CA), USA