2012 Director’s Community Leadership Awards
|Las Vegas||Phyllis C. Friedman|
The Las Vegas Division is pleased to honor Phyllis C. Friedman, director of the Nevada regional office of the Anti-Defamation League, as a recipient of the 2012 Director’s Community Leadership Award.
Ms. Friedman joined the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) in December 2007 and is dedicated to teaching others the negative effects of hate. She has made presentations on hate crimes to FBI agents and local law enforcement and has participated in an FBI multicultural town hall meeting. In 2011, Ms. Friedman organized an FBI Community Relations Executive Seminar Training (CREST) session and invited the ADL’s board of directors to learn about the FBI and how it operates in Las Vegas.
With the ADL’s No Place for Hate program, Ms. Friedman has worked in schools throughout the region educating children on the hurtful effects of bullying and how to stop the cycle of hate. More than 75,000 children and teens have participated in the program, which is now included in the curriculum for the Las Vegas FBI Junior Special Agent program. Ms. Friedman volunteers with multiple nonprofit organizations and is a graduate of the Las Vegas FBI Citizens Academy.