Atlanta, GA, May 18, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- Alyssa Lane Fowler of McKesson was the winner of the First Annual Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) Diversity Leadership Award presented at a dinner ceremony April 26th at Villa Christina. Lisa McVey, CIO of McKesson nominated Ms. Fowler for her outstanding leadership of internal diversity initiatives and made the introduction at the event. Alyssa shared her passion for her efforts by making an impromptu speech after receiving her award that inspired all attendees.
Ashley Crepsac of Intercontinental Hotels Group was one of three finalists and was introduced for his outstanding work with developing global online communities by Li Yu Lo of IHG.
Rosalia Thomas of IBM was the third finalist and was nominated and introduced by Genelle Betterson of IBM for inspired leadership of IBM Atlanta Metro Area Diversity Council.
“This was a very tough decision and we spent a great deal of time reviewing all the finalists,” said Greg Parker, Co-Chair of TAG Diversity. “We were overwhelmed with the quality, passion and dedication of all the nominees but particularly the dedication of our finalists and the impact they had on their organizations,” Rebecca Hoke, Co-chair TAG diversity board added.
The award is presented to an individual who proved to be a superstar leveraging differences within their organization to increase productivity, efficiency, profits, revenues and employee morale. The award is given in April of each year.
Photos from the event are available online at http://www.facebook.com/media/set/fbx/?set=a.10150178159396409.302997.133288386408
About The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG)
The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) is the leading technology industry association in the state, serving more than 13,000 members and hosting over 150 events each year. TAG serves as an umbrella organization for 30 industry societies, each of which provide rich content for TAG constituents. 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 members with access to networking and educational programs; recognizes and promotes Georgia’s technology leaders and companies; and advocates for legislative action that enhances the state’s economic climate for technology. 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.tagthink.com.
TAG Diversity provides a collaborative environment for professionals in the technology community for education and increased awareness on the benefit to business goals when differences are leveraged within their organizations. Our focus is on helping professionals manage creative, intellectual, cultural, ethnic, generational, gender & lifestyle diversity to achieve positive outcomes.
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