TAG 6th Annual Diversity Leadership Awards Winners Announced

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ATLANTA, GA– August 29, 2016– The TAG Human Resources and Diversity society, announced the winners for the 6th Annual Diversity Leadership Awards.

The Diversity Awards ceremony was held at The Buckhead Club in Atlanta, Georgia on Friday, August 29, 2016.  The event is made possible by Silver Sponsors, Cox Automotive and Manhattan Associates.

The moderator was A.C. Chan, Founder and CEO of Power Slide LLC.  The panelists were Sarah Ming Hsi, CIO of MARTA; David McCollum, Talent Acquisition Consultant of Assurant; Serena Sacks, CIO of Fulton County Public Schools; and Tia Buckman-White, CEO of Notre Internationale.

The 6th Annual Diversity Awards recognized both individuals and businesses that have demonstrated exceptional efforts to advance diversity and inclusion in the workplace, embracing all employees – regardless of race, faith, religion, gender, gender identity, military status, sexual orientation, age, disability or culture – to achieve positive outcomes at work and in the community.

This year’s winners were chosen from among 18 finalists in 2 categories.

TAG Excellence in Diversity Leadership Award

  • Rhonda Hanes | Human Resources Director | Corus360
  • Matthew Harrison | Sr. Director, Talent Management | Comcast
  • Richard Makerson | Managing Partner | BlueFletch

TAG Business Champion of Diversity Excellence

  • Kennesaw State University
  • MarketSource

Winners were chosen by a team of impartial committee members who considered such criteria as the role the nominee played in the diversity initiative; the size of the initiative — in other words, how many people were impacted by this individual’s efforts; the impact the initiative had on the morale of the company’s members and stakeholders; and, the quantifiable impact of the nominee’s initiative on the company’s revenue, profitability and/or efficiencies.


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. We understand all companies are different, with workplaces experiencing wide varieties and varying degrees of cultural, ethnic, generational, gender and lifestyle influences; it takes many ingredients to make a successful organization and we focus on the positive interaction that takes place with HR and Diversity. http://www.tagonline.org/chapters-and-societies/hr-and-diversity/


About The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG)

TAG is the leading technology industry association in the state, serving more than 30,000 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 34 professional societies. For more information visit the TAG website at http://www.tagonline.org/




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