Lonnie Johnson to Receive TAG Diversity Leadership Award


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 JRD_hdshots-124ATLANTA, GA- (June 23, 2017) – The Technology Association of Georgia, TAG Human Resources and Diversity society, and TAG’s publication, Hub Magazine today announced that Lonnie G. Johnson, Founder/President of Johnson Battery Technologies (JBT) will be presented with the 2017 TAG Diversity Leadership Award at the 7th Annual TAG Diversity Awards, held at Morehouse School of Medicine on June 27th.

The Diversity Leadership Award is TAG’s highest honor in recognition of diversity in the state’s technology industry.  Each year, the award is bestowed upon an exceptional individual whose work and achievements have helped to create an “inclusive” environment for innovation in Georgia.

This year’s recipient, Lonnie Johnson is an engineer and inventor who holds more than 100 patents and leads Atlanta-based JBT. In a mission to create the next generation of battery technology, Johnson is currently spearheading the development of a new solid-state lithium-metal battery that can operate at very high temperatures while protecting against fire and explosion. However, he is best known as the inventor of the popular Super Soaker water gun, one of the most popular toys in the world.

The TAG Diversity Awards brings together the state’s top tech talent in celebration of the innovators who are changing the face of innovation in Georgia. The event, which will also recognize other individuals in 9 categories as Diversity in Tech GameChangers, is made possible by Platinum Sponsor, Google and Silver Sponsors, Manhattan Associates, SunTrust, and Turner.

For more information about the TAG Diversity Awards or to attend the ceremony on June 27th, please visit: http://www.tagonline.org/events/tag-hrdiversity-award/


About TAG Human Resources and Diversity Society

TAG Human Resources and Diversity has the mission to assist professionals within technology and tech-driven companies with the development and management of their human resources and diversity initiatives, and to increase awareness regarding the positive impact on business goals when diversity is leveraged within organizations.  All companies are different, with workplaces experiencing wide varieties and varying degrees of cultural, ethnic, generational, gender and lifestyle influences. The TAG HR and Diversity society is focused on cultivating and celebrating the positive interaction that takes place with HR and Diversity.

For more information about the society, please visit: http://www.tagonline.org/chapters-and-societies/hr-and-diversity/


 About Hub Magazine

Hub Magazine features timely news, ideas, people and trends that are at the intersection of Georgia’s Emerging technology community. Published bimonthly, HUB Magazine is a publication of the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) and reaches more than 30,000 technologists via print and digital distribution.  Learn more at: www.hubga.com


About The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG)

TAG is the leading technology industry association in the state, serving more than 35,000 members through regional chapters in Metro Atlanta, Athens, Augusta, Columbus, Macon/Middle Georgia, and Savannah. TAG’s mission is to educate, promote, and unite Georgia’s technology community to foster an innovative and connected marketplace that stimulates and enhances a tech-based economy.

The association provides networking and educational programs; celebrates Georgia’s technology leaders and companies; and advocates for legislative action that enhances the state’s economic climate for technology. TAG hosts over 200 events each year and serves as an umbrella organization for 33 professional societies. Additionally, the TAG Education Collaborative (TAG’s charitable arm) focuses on helping science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education initiatives thrive.

For more information visit the TAG website at www.tagonline.org or TAG’s community website at www.hubga.com


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