Inclusive Leadership: Moving Business Forward

The Texas Diversity Council held its 12th Annual DiversityFIRST™ Awards Luncheon in four markets across the state, which included participants with diverse ethnicities, backgrounds and experiences, in order to share best practices in the areas of diversity and inclusion. It was also a time to recognize individuals and organizations for their leadership, achievement, and commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Congratulations to all of our winners below.

Greater Dallas (September 15, 2016):

Luncheon Keynote Speaker

Monica Alonzo Monica R. Alonzo
Mayor Pro Tem
Dallas City Counil District 6

 

Individual Award Winners

– Rick Gomez, AT&T
– Morgan O’Brien, Lee Hecht Harrison
– Jennifer Hilton Sampson, United Way of Metropolitan Dallas
– Brian H. Williams, M.D., FACS, U.T. Southwestern Medical Center

Corporate DiversityFIRST™ Award Winners

– Sendero Consulting
– Tenet Healthcare Corp.
– VNA
– Wells Fargo

 

Central Texas (October 19, 2016):

Luncheon Keynote Speaker

Steve AdlerSteve Adler
Mayor of Austin, TX

 

Individual Award Winners

– Dona Kilby Costa, The Elliott Group
– Eric Buston, CapMETRO
– Joey Edwards, Lee Hecht Harrison

Corporate DiversityFIRST™ Award Winners

– Bloomin Brands
– AMD
– NXP Semiconductors
– Roert Half International

 

San Antonio (October 19, 2016):

Luncheon Keynote Speaker

William P. McManus Police Chief William P. McManus
San Antonio Police Department

 

Individual Award Winners

– Ryan Barth, USAA
– Rachel Espinoza, Lee Hecht Harrison
– Ruben Gonzales, Aerotek Inc.

Corporate DiversityFIRST™ Award Winners

– BD (Becton, Dickinson & Company)
– Children’s Association for Maximum Potential (CAMP)
– H-E-B
– Toyota’s Organization for the Development of Latinos (TODOS)

 

Gulf Coat (October 27, 2016):

Luncheon Keynote Speaker

Sallie Rainer Sallie Rainer
President & CEO
Entergy Texas

 

Individual Award Winners

– Denise Scibek, Worley Parsons
– Jerry Autry, Gulf Interstate Engineering
– Karla DeCuir, University of Phoenix
– Wesley Lichenstein, Bayside Printing

Corporate Commitment Award Winners

– METRO
– Deloitte

 

Corporate Commitment Award Nominees

– University of Houston — Downtown
– Phillips 66
– Houston Methodist
– Capgemini
– METRO
– McKesson
– PwC
– Deloitte

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