PeopleStrategy Congratulates the 2015 TAG Diversity Award Winners

Kudos to the individuals and companies recognized by the TAG Human Resources & Diversity Society for their efforts in promoting diversity and inclusion.
Mike Levin and Erin Richeson

Mike Levin, Regional Sales Executive at PeopleStrategy and Co-Chairman of the TAG HR & Diversity Society, congratulates MarketSource Diversity and Inclusion manager, Erin Mitchell Richeson.

To recognize outstanding efforts by individuals who champion diversity and inclusion within their organizations, and by companies who have gone above and beyond to support diversity and inclusion practices, the TAG Human Resources & Diversity Society, an interest group within the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG), recently announced the winners of its Fifth Annual Diversity Leadership Awards. PeopleStrategy congratulates the individuals and companies listed below and applauds their efforts in promoting diversity inside and outside of the workplace.

The TAG Diversity Leadership Award is presented to individuals who demonstrate exceptional efforts to leverage diversity within their organization to drive growth, productivity, creativity, and morale. The 2015 recipients are:

Tia Buckham-White, Notre Internationale, for opening a dialogue of inclusion in her company, and for her work in coaching and in helping minority women secure IT roles

Jose Del La Cruz, Travelers Insurance and InVEST, for working with young minorities in underprivileged communities and creating a diverse talent pipeline in the insurance industry

Myra Reeves, The Home Depot, for overseeing the execution of short- and long-range Diversity and Inclusion strategies targeting recruitment, retention, and the fostering of diverse talent

Karen Ashley, Georgia Power, for managing the company’s employee resource groups, sustaining and improving a workplace culture where all employees are valued, respected and engaged

TAG HR/Diversity is committed to honoring Georgia workplaces where exceptional efforts to advance diversity and inclusion have significantly improved employee morale, community stakeholder relationships, revenues, profitability and/or operating efficiencies. Congratulations to the TAG Business Champion of Diversity Excellence Award winners:

Agile•1, a certified woman- and minority-owned talent placement company that focuses on the attraction, development and retention of diverse suppliers

The Atlanta Hawks and Philips Arena for creating the NBA’s first Diversity and Inclusion Council, impacting 275 full-time employees, 1,000 part-time employees and hundreds of thousands of fans

Georgia State University for its impact on Diversity and Inclusion by enrolling one of the most diverse student bodies in the nation; GSU’s diversity practices, policies and strategic initiatives impact approximately 32,000 students and 6,000 faculty and staff members

MarketSource for formalizing its Diversity and Inclusion practices by forming a dedicated D&I team tasked to deliver effective solutions that add value to the business while embedding diversity and inclusion practices into its organizational culture

Mike Levin, Regional Sales Executive at PeopleStrategy and Co-Chairman of the TAG HR & Diversity Society, was on hand at the awards ceremony to present several of the awards and congratulate each of the winners.

About PeopleStrategy, Inc.
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About TAG Human Resources and Diversity
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 initiates, and to increase awareness regarding the positive impact on business goals when diversity is leveraged within organizations. We understand all companies are difference, with workplaces experiencing wide variety and carrying 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. For more information, visit

About The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG)
TAG is the leading technology industry association in the state, serving more than 28,000 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

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