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Sherwin-Williams Employee Named 2022 Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Woman of the Year

While fighting non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, former Sherwin-Williams Director of Marketing Justin Brazie engaged many Sherwin-Williams team members in the battle against blood cancers on his path to being named 2020 Man of the Year by the Cleveland/Akron Chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS). In doing so, Brazie solidified his legacy in recruiting others to take a stand and work toward a world without cancer.


One of those team members was Tracey Gairing, Sherwin-Williams Vice President of Procurement. Before his death in 2021, Brazie nominated Gairing to represent Sherwin-Williams in LLS’ 2022 Man and Woman of the Year campaign, which Gairing proudly accepted.


In addition to Gairing’s leadership, the campaign was co-chaired by Brazie and his twin brother, Steve, who is also a Sherwin-Williams employee. Through the 10-week fundraising campaign under the banner “Team JB Strong” – named in honor of Justin – the team received support from dozens of individuals who worked with him or his family members, many of whom are also employees of Sherwin-Williams.


Gairing and “Team JB Strong” raised a record-breaking $193,000 during the campaign, and Gairing was named the Cleveland/Akron LLS 2022 Woman of the Year.

This story is featured in the Sherwin-Williams 2022 Sustainability Report.