7th Annual TAG Diversity Awards Reveals Georgia’s Technology GameChangers

6/19/17

Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) Award Ceremony to be held

June 27th at the Morehouse School of Medicine

Atlanta, GA- (June 19, 2017) –The TAG Human Resources and Diversity society and TAG’s publication, Hub Magazine, today announced the GameChangers that will be recognized at the 7th Annual TAG Diversity Awards.

The event is made possible by Platinum Sponsor, Google and Silver Sponsors, Manhattan Associates,SunTrust, and Turner and will be held Tuesday, June 27th at the Morehouse School of Medicine NCPC Auditorium.

This year, The TAG Diversity Awards will recognize a select group of industry GameChangers along with the recipient of the prestigious Diversity Leadership Award. The work and achievements of these outstanding individuals are helping to advance diversity and inclusion in Georgia’s technology community.

The 2017 GameChangers hail from large and small companies, startups and organizations across a variety of sectors:

COMMUNITY

Joey Womack, Founder/CEO

Amplify4Good/Goodie Nation

Kathryn Finney, CEO/Managing Director/Founder

digital undivided

Amy Corn, SVP Marketing & Corporate Communications

Global Payments Inc.

COMMUNICATIONS SERVICES

Richard Makerson, CEO and Managing Partner

BlueFletch

Wei-Chun Tai, Partner

Mosley Ventures

DIGITAL MARKETING

Jackie Parker, VP

Arketi Group

Claudia Howard, Global Brand Manager

The Weather Company, an IBM Business

Jacqui Chew, Founder/CEO

iFusion

ENTERTAINMENT TECHNOLOGY

M.Cole Jones, Principal

RIISE Ventures

D. Quincy Johnson, VP, Strategic Products

Turner

N. Liberty White, Executive Director

ATL WebFest/ Chozen Media

FINTECH

Nigel Andre, CFA, SVP Finance

First Data Corporation

Yaton Bowens, SVP, Technology, CTO

InfoTycoon

Georgina Nelson, Founder and CEO

TruRating

HEALTH IT

Ken Stewart, Senior Director of HR

Qmatic

Dominic Mack, MD, MBA, Director

National Center for Primary Care of Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM)

Chrissa McFarlane, Founder + CEO

Patientory

INFO SECURITY

Carlos Batista, SVP, Secure Design & Engineering

SunTrust

Vijay A. Balasubramaniyan, CEO and Founder

Pindrop Security

Abby Zumstein, Senior RFP Security Specialist

VMware AirWatch

LOGISTICS TECH

Mary Frances Jones, Head of Product + Design

Roadie

Sanjeev Siotia, Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer

Manhattan Associates

Debra Lam, Managing Director

Smart Cities and Inclusive Innovation, Georgia Tech

MEDIA COVERAGE

Dana Barrett, Host/Producer

Biz 1190-WAFS-AM

Tim Thomas, QC/Station Operations Manager

11Alive-WXIA-TV

Tasnim Shamma, Reporter

WABE 90.1 FM

In addition to these winners, TAG will also reveal the recipient of this year’s Diversity Leadership Awards. All winners will be featured in the 2017 Diversity in Technology edition of TAG's publication, Hub Magazine.

Diversity and inclusion in the workplace consists of 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.

The 7th TAG Diversity Awards honors the Game Changers whose achievements are changing the face of innovation in Georgia

For more information about the TAG Diversity Awards and to register for the event, 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’sEmerging 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.hubga.com

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