The Herbert W. Vanden Brul Entrepreneurial Award was created in 1984 through an endowment fund established by Mr. Vanden Brul in Conjunction with RIT’s Saunders College of Business. The award is presented annually to an individual or business that has improved the economic life of greater Rochester of whose innovative management skills have changes the course of an existing businesses. The award recipient is selected by a committee of area civic and business leader and RIT faculty. The 2018 recipient is John M. Summers, CEO of Graywood Companies. Saunders College is excited that the Herbert W. Vanden Brul Award symbolizes the links that join RIT and the Rochester Business community.