2018 CKW LUXE STAR AWARDS
Lifetime North Star Award
The Honorable Joanne King Herring: The Dame, Knight, Ambassador, and Consul General of Pakistan and Morocco
CKW LUXE is proud to announce that The Honorable Joanne King Herring is our Lifetime North Star Award honoree. This award goes to a philanthropic woman who has been a sincere leader, mentor, and teacher to others and has made a significant impact on the local and global communities through her intelligence, wisdom, and guidance.
The Honorable Joanne King Herring is one of Houston’s most famous and influential citizens. Throughout her storied life, she has donned numerous hats, including that of businesswoman, talk show host, political activist, philanthropist, Consulate General of both Pakistan and Morocco, and roaming Ambassador of Pakistan. Her empathy for, and understanding of, what was going on in the Middle East in the late 1970s resulted in her taking a series of actions in 1979 that eventually led Congress to support a CIA covert operation to support the Afghan Mujahideen against the Soviets in Afghanistan. Joanne’s life has been turned into a non-fiction best-seller, a movie, and a best-selling autobiography. She is the recipient of the Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge Award and was nominated for the Congressional Gold Medal. She has also received medals and honors from the President of Pakistan, The Afghan Defense Ministry, Nepal’s Chief of Army, the Navy SEALs, and The American Legion. In 2014, Joanne was inducted into the Texas Women’s Hall of Fame.
The Honorable Joanne King Herring believes in helping others help themselves, and CKW LUXE would like to thank her for being steadfast in that pursuit.