Nelson given award for leadership excellence

Ronald L. Nelson

Ronald L. Nelson, chairman and chief executive officer of Avis Budget Group, was honored with the 2013 Warren Bennis Award for Excellence in Leadership at the Global Institute for Leadership Development annual institute in Palm Desert, Calif.

The award is bestowed each year to one or more exemplary leaders to honor the courage, endurance, capability and success of the recipient, and to highlight the recipient as an inspiration and a role model for current and aspiring leaders around the world, according to a press release from Avis.

Previous winners of the Warren Bennis Award for Excellence in Leadership include Benjamin Netanyahu, prime minister of Israel; Rudolph Giuliani, former mayor of New York City; Mikhail Gorbachev, former president of the Soviet Union; Howard Schultz, chief executive officer, Starbucks; and Daniel Vasella, chairman, Novartis AG.

Avis Budget Group, has more than 10,000 rental locations in approximately 175 countries around the world, and through its Zipcar brand, which is the world’s leading car sharing network, with more than 810,000 members. Avis has approximately 30,000 employees and is headquartered at 7 Sylvan Way.