NEW YORK—Lou Switzer, founder and CEO of the interior architecture firm The Switzer Group, has been inducted into the Minority Business Hall of Fame and Museum.
The ceremony was held on May 10 at the BNY Mellon headquarters in downtown Manhattan. In addition to Switzer, honorees at the organization’s 12th annual induction ceremony were the Billion Dollar Roundtable Organization; Rosa Santana of Integrated Human Capital; Claire P. Scanlon of BNY Mellon; and Nina Vaca of Pinnacle Group. Tracey Pinson Dennis of the Office of the Secretary of the Army was inducted posthumously.
Founded in 2004, the Minority Business Hall of Fame and Museum recognizes the contributions of individuals and institutions that are pioneers in the development and growth of minority businesses globally.
Since establishing The Switzer Group in 1975—then among the few minority-owned design entities—he has steered the firm’s growth and is consistently ranked among America’s 100 Design Giants in annual revenues, according to the organization.
The Switzer Group creates interiors for many prominent institutions and Fortune 500 companies, including IBM, Wells Fargo Bank, JP Morgan Chase, MasterCard, Columbia University, Weill Cornell Medical College, St. John’s University, AMC Networks and Vice Media.