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Boy Scouts of America Mid-America Council Names Husch Blackwell’s Hal Daub Citizen of the Year

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Daub Honored at Luncheon Wednesday

At an April 18 awards luncheon, the Boy Scouts of America’s Mid-America Council presented Husch Blackwell Partner Hal Daub with the 2012 Citizen of the Year award.

Citizen of the Year is the Council’s highest honor reserved for individuals who continually support the Scouting program, act as an example to the local youth to become better citizens and exemplify leadership in the community. “Hal’s name is synonymous with Scouting,” said Lisa Russell, the Mid-America Council’s Assistant Scout Executive. “He is the current chair of the Council’s fundraising campaign, and he has served on the Mid-America Council Board of trustees since 2001.”

An Eagle Scout, Daub knows from personal experience the positive impact of scouting. “If I have to rank my most important learning experiences, scouting heads my list,” he said. Dedicated to the organization’s continued success, Daub has gone “Over the Edge” for the Boy Scouts: in September 2011, Daub rappelled nearly 500 feet down the Woodman Tower high-rise as part of a fundraising event.

A dedicated public servant, Daub held two terms as the Mayor of Omaha and four terms in the U.S. House of Representatives with positions on the House Ways and Means, Public Works & Transportation, Government Operations and Small Business Committees. Daub also served on the boards of the U.S. Conference of Mayors and National League of Cities and a six-year term as a U.S. Senate-confirmed, Presidential appointee and Chairman of the permanent, statutory Social Security Advisory Board. He also recently served as the Nebraska Republican Party National Committeeman, as well as the McCain 2008 State General Chairman. In 2004, he was inducted into the Omaha Chamber of Commerce Business Hall of Fame.

As a member of the firm's Governmental Affairs practice, Daub provides business-to-government contracting services and issues management to corporate clients. He focuses on legislative and administrative strategies and issues such as corporate structure analysis, federal healthcare compliance and major federal tax legislation.