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FBI Announces 2009 Recipient of Director’s Community Leadership Award

FBI Jacksonville December 16, 2009
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James Casey, Special Agent in Charge of the Jacksonville Division of the FBI, announced today that Robin Sorensen, Chief Executive Officer of Firehouse Subs, Inc., has been named the recipient of the 2009 Director's Community Leadership Award.

Established in 1990, the Director's Community Leadership Award is presented each year by FBI field offices to individuals whose achievements in the areas of crime prevention, drug deterrence, or similar educational programs have made a positive difference in their communities. Past Jacksonville recipients of the award include Ann Dugger of the Justice Coalition, Terry Lane of Metro Kids Konnection, Delores Barr Weaver, and former Sheriff Nat Glover.

Mr. Sorensen is being recognized for his work in connection with the Firehouse Subs Public Service Foundation and for his personal efforts to support a variety of causes. His involvement with and contributions to the Police Athletic League have helped deter juvenile delinquency and promote education as a means to a productive life for the youth of our communities. He annually funds and sponsors the Fraternal Order of Police's Guns and Hoses event and annual tennis tournament, which raise funds for law enforcement needs and provide fire and rescue departments with resources they might not otherwise be able to afford, such as fire engines, drug dogs, and diving equipment.

Mr. Sorensen has also participated in HabiJax building programs and has served as an officer for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. He supported Hurricane Katrina relief efforts by arranging for shipments of food to be flown from Jacksonville to affected areas and personally delivering food to victims. When a project or need is brought to his attention, he goes to great lengths to assist and bring it to a successful conclusion. He does not consider any task beneath him and participates in a "hands on" manner.

On behalf of Director Robert S. Mueller, III, the FBI is pleased to present the Director's Community Leadership Award to Robin Sorensen. The presentation will take place during a ceremony to be held at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, December 17, 2009 at the FBI's Jacksonville Field Office, located at 6061 Gate Parkway. Members of the media interested in attending are asked to contact Special Agent Westcott at the above telephone number.

From left to right: Special Agent in Charge James Casey, award winner Robin Sorensen, and last year’s winner Ann Dugger

From left to right: Special Agent in Charge James Casey, award winner Robin Sorensen, and last year’s winner Ann Dugger