Dr. Clayton Lawrence Receives Top 100 MBE® Award
Dr. Clayton Lawrence recently was recognized as a 2019 Top 100 MBE® award winner at the Capital Region Minority Supplier Development Council's 38th Annual Leaders and Legends Awards Ceremony.
"It was an incredible honor to be named a Top 100 MBE award winner," Dr. Lawrence said. "As the owner of a business that provides critical healthcare services to our veterans and also as the founder of a nonprofit that provides opportunities for the underserved and overlooked, we strive not only to make a difference on a daily basis, but to change the future in positive ways. As entrepreneurs, we never stop evaluating, measuring and adapting to the needs of our recipients of service."
The ceremony brought together an outstanding group of awardees that, through individual efforts, have been recognized as the forces behind thriving economies and communities. Dr. Lawrence believes that it is when the missions become collective that the future is uplifted to new heights.
Dr. Lawrence is the President and CEO of LEAP LLC, which, since 2007, has been ensuring that quality, affordable healthcare is attainable for active duty, veteran and civilian patients. Through its partner nonprofit organization, LEAP Foundation DC, Dr. Lawrence works to address the unmet social and health needs of the people of the District of Columbia and surrounding communities.
"The root system of both the LLC and the Foundation is built upon strengthening health, disease prevention, and mitigating childhood obesity," Dr. Lawrence said. "We are driven to do what we can to advocate, find cures, fundraise and educate, while eliminating the challenges that are at the forefront of the lives of today's youth. Our mission-driven approach to both changing the face of healthcare and the course of a child's life means that tomorrow will be healthier, brighter and more promising not only for our nation, but on an international scale, as well."
The endurance runner has now completed 118 marathons and many of the races have served as opportunities to expand his local and national missions to an international scale. A recent trip to Berlin, Germany, presented a chance to participate in one of the world's largest races, the Berlin Marathon, as well as assist in the fundraising efforts of nonprofit organization Smile Train.
"We will continue to strive for excellence and promise to demonstrate exceptional accomplishments, a high level of professionalism and contributions to the community that will have a lasting impact for years to come," Dr. Lawrence said.
ABOUT LEAP LLC AND LEAP FOUNDATION DC
Driven by a mentality of servant leadership, Lawrence Executive Alliance of Professionals (LEAP), LLC, has been providing superior quality healthcare for active duty, veteran and civilian patients since 2007. Dr. Clayton Lawrence, a decorated and respected veteran of the United States Army, saw the need for a company that would operate with a new philosophy to bring forth excellence in the healthcare industry. Staffing medical facilities across the country with physicians, health educators, medical examiners and more, LEAP has been recognized with several awards of excellence and is certified by the Small Business Administration. Winning the Washington Business Journal Minority Business Leader Award for 2014 was just the beginning of much-deserved recognition for positive changes in the District of Columbia and across the nation. Dr. Lawrence and LEAP, LLC, were selected as the 2015 Washington, D.C., Chamber of Commerce's Small Business Person of the Year. In 2016, Dr. Lawrence was honored when he was entered into The Congressional Record for his work in business and civic leadership throughout the greater Washington, D.C., region and abroad. Later that year, he received a White House Letter of Commendation from President Barack Obama for his work with LEAP, LLC. LEAP, LLC's nonprofit partner organization, LEAP Foundation DC, has been building bridges between hope and achievement in the District of Columbia and the surrounding communities since 2009. The group works to address the unmet social and health needs of the area's people and, among other accolades, was recognized in 2014 with the Greater Washington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Nonprofit Award. For more information, visit https://www.leap4staffing.com or https://www.leapfoundationdc.org.