Daniels wins UofL’s Family Business Center leadership award


    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The University of Louisville’s Family Business Center presented its fourth annual Brown-Forman Family Business Leadership Award to Condrad M. Daniels, president of HJI Supply Chain Solutions.

     The award recognizes an individual whose family business has multiple generations working in it and whose headquarters is in the greater Louisville-southern Indiana region. The winner is chosen on the basis of exemplary leadership, family unity and civic engagement in the family business community.

    Daniels, 40, a Georgia Institute of Technology graduate who earned his MBA at UofL, joined HJI Supply Chain Solutions in 2001. He served in various capacities including chief operating officer, and was named president in 2016. He is the son-in-law of Alice and Wade Houston, who co-founded HJI as Houston Johnson Corp. in 1994.

     The Family Business Center is part of UofL’s College of Business. With more than 100 members, it represents many of the region’s strongest and most reputable family business leaders, providing a community where they can exchange strategies and experiences, safely explore challenging issues and learn from leading experts in areas unique to family businesses.

    The award was announced Nov. 29. For further information, contact Brittany Boone at 502-852-8874 or brittany.boone@louisville.edu.



    Janet Cappiello covers student success for the Office of Communications and Marketing. She has more than 30 years’ experience in journalism, including working for The Associated Press and magazines such as Vegetarian Times and Sustainability: The Journal of Record. She has been at UofL since 2014.