Briggs Congratulates Travelers’ Ben Omorogbe for Selection as a 2007 Minority Corporate Executive

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June 22, 2007

Briggs and Morgan congratulates Benjamin Omorogbe, managing counsel and second vice president of The Travelers Companies Inc., for his selection as a 2007 Minority Corporate Executive by The Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal. Omorogbe is one of 10 individuals to be honored in this category as part of the publication’s 2007 Minority Business Awards.

Omorogbe is a respected friend of the firm. He was nominated by Briggs and Morgan employment litigator Greg Stenmoe, who has worked closely with him for several years on the William Mitchell College of Law board of trustees.

“Minority business leaders are so important to our community,” Omorogbe says. “They bring a uniquely different perspective to the business arena.”

Minority corporate executive candidates were chosen on the basis of individual contributions to their companies and the community, as well as a nominator’s specific insights. Omorogbe exemplifies an active, compassionate leader in all facets of his life. He has been an avid advocate of diversity efforts on behalf of his company, where he is involved in shaping its diversity initiatives and also represents Travelers as a member of Twin Cities Diversity in Practice.

In the community, Omorogbe’s contributions are many. He has long been associated with organizations devoted to the advancement of minorities both in business and education, particularly related to the legal profession. Some highlights include:

  • Chairing William Mitchell’s Academic and Student Affairs Committee, where he assists with providing broad-based guidance on programs and curriculum that directly affect faculty and students, and approving students for graduation and scholarships.
  • Providing pro bono counsel to minority entrepreneurs looking to set up new businesses.
  • Devoting 20 years grooming young minority men and women through social activities with the Minnesota Gelendale Club, efforts that touch many low-income families throughout the metro.
  • As president of the Minnesota Association of Black Lawyers (2000-2002), establishing scholarships given to law students through the MABL Foundation.
  • Organizing the Minority Bar Summit, a consortium of area law schools, minority bar associations, and state and county bar associations.