Call for Nominations: 2011 "Champions of Diversity"

Southport, CT, July 24, 2010 --( announced its call for 2010 nominations for "Champions of Diversity" award. This distinguished group of individuals is recognized for their outstanding achievements in various diversity initiatives.

The list includes such names as former U.S. presidents Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter who, collectively, have been champions of inclusion for many decades. Other distinguished honorees included Oprah Winfrey.

The List represent individuals who have demonstrated a commitment to solutions in diversity issues on a global and "national scale. The honorees have made a significant impact on diversity issues in education, procurement, housing and employment. These unsung champions have not waved a diversity flag but rather have quietly made a difference in the lives of people by positively impacting their lives, and improving the economic conditions for their families and communities.

"I am extremely excited about the honoree list," said Kenton Clarke, CEO of DiversityBusiness. "This recognition brings attention to comprehensible results provided by many different people representing all sectors of diversity, who can quantify success made by their efforts."

The 2011 nomination application can be found online at:

Nominations are due: November 30, 2010

Winners will be honored at their Awards Ceremony.

"America should be proud of the results produced by the “Champions of Diversity” and others," says Mr. Clarke. "They are most deserving of this recognition and they continue to make our country the greatest place on earth to live."'s 2010 Champions of Diversity

Cindy Brinkley
AT&T Services, Inc
Senior Vice President – Talent Development and CDO

Stephen Wright
Christus Health
Regional President/CEO

Cynthia J. Pasky
Strategic Staffing Solutions
President and CEO

Rupert R. Warner, Jr.
United States Postal Service
Purchasing and Supply Management Specialist

Vernon Griffin
Sourcing and Category Management Team Lead

Dr. Charlita Shelton
Corporate Vice President, Bridgepoint Education
President, University of the Rockies

Kathleen Kappy Lundquist, Ph.D.
APT, Inc.
Chief Executive Officer

Cynthia Augustine
Senior VP, HR and Employee Services

Kathy Homeyer
Director, Supplier Diversity

Bruce Geier
Technology Integration Group
President and CEO

DeLynne Ano
The Walt Disney Company
Director, Supplier Diversity and Sustainability

Brian Tippens
Director, Global Supplier Diversity

Lauventria Robinson
The Coca-Cola Company
Vice President, Diversity Business Development

Magdalena Beltran-del Olmo
The California Wellness Foundation
Vice President Communications

Ken Carter
Major Account Manager

Launched in 1999, DiversityBusiness, with over 48,000 members, is the largest organization of diversity owned businesses throughout the United States that provide goods and services to Fortune 1000 companies, government agencies, and colleges and universities. DiversityBusiness provides research and data collection services for diversity including the "Top 50 Organizations for Multicultural Business Opportunities", "Top 500 Diversity Owned Companies in America", and others. Its research has been recognized and published by Forbes Magazine, Business Week and thousands of other print and internet publications. The site has gained national recognition and has won numerous awards for its content and design. DiversityBusiness reaches more diverse suppliers and communicates more information to them on a more frequent basis then all other organizations combined. We also communicate with mainstream businesses, government agencies and educational institutions with information related to diversity. Our magazine reaches over 300,000 readers, a monthly e-newsletter that reaches 2.4 million, and website visitors of 1.2 million a month. It is a leading provider of Supplier Diversity management tools and has the most widely distributed Diversity magazine in the United States. is produced by Computer Consulting Associates International Inc. ( of Southport, CT. Founded in 1980.

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