On March 31, 2020, Austin College will honor Adam Foss as the 2020 Posey Leadership Award recipient. Foss is founder and executive director of Prosecutor Impact, a nonprofit organization dedicated to reframing the role of the prosecutor, who he believes is the most powerful agent within the criminal justice system. Foss, who has a JD from Suffolk University Law School, was an Assistant District Attorney in the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office (SCDAO) in Boston, Massachusetts before founding Prosecutor Impact.
Foss has been honored for his groundbreaking work. In 2013, he was named Prosecutor of the Year by the Massachusetts Bar Association. In 2016, The Root added him to the list of 100 Most Influential Black Americans. The NAACP awarded Foss the 2017 Roy Wilkins Next Generation Leader Award; that same year he was named a Nelson Mandela Changemaker of the Year and one of the 100 Most Creative People in Business by Fast Company.