(DFW AIRPORT, Texas – May 18, 2018) – Dallas Fort Worth International (DFW) Airport honored 13 businesses for their contributions to diversity and inclusion with the 2018 Champions of Diversity Awards.
“For DFW Airport, it’s important that we have business partners who champion diversity and inclusion through their conduct, practices, and the people working for their businesses,” said Linda Valdez Thompson, executive vice president of Administration and Diversity for DFW. “DFW consistently exceeds our diversity goals for revenue and expenditure, with more than 35 percent of our business contracts awards to diverse businesses. By including diverse opinions, background and experiences, DFW is better positioned for the growth that will power the North Texas region well into the future.”
The 13 winners were selected by an evaluation committee, which considered more than 30 nominees. Key factors taken into consideration include spending with diverse businesses, demonstrated growth, demonstrated community involvement, sponsorship and outreach, and commitment to customer experience, business development or mentoring, and compliance with lease and contract terms.
“To succeed in today’s competitive market, diversity must be reflected in every aspect of our business relationships – from procurement, to outreach, to community involvement, and women, minority and small businesses development,” said Tamela Lee, vice president of Business Diversity and Development at DFW Airport.
This year’s award recipients include:
Infrastructure and Development
- Fort Construction
- Moye Consulting, LLC
- Pacheco-Koch Consulting Engineers, Inc.
- R.M. Chin & Associates
Procurement & Materials Management
- Consumer & Market Insights
- Integrated Environmental Solutions, LLC
- Joy Promotions, Inc.
- Orenstein Law Group
- Corliss Stone-Littles, LLC
- Minute Leap DFW, LLC Joint Venture represented by Minute Suites, LLC and KRB Business Solutions
- Natalie’s Candy Jar
- Odeh-Mickens DFW Concessions Joint Venture represented by Bassam DFW, LLC and M2 Concepts, LLC
- The Coca-Cola Company
Award recipients were nominated by DFW employees from three departments: Infrastructure and Development, Procurement & Materials Management, and Concessions.
For more information of DFW’s Business Diversity and Development, visit www.dfwairport.com/bdd.
About Dallas Fort Worth International Airport:
DFW Airport warmly welcomes more than 66 million customers along their journey every year, elevating DFW to a status as one of the most frequently visited superhub airports in the world. DFW Airport customers can choose among 173 domestic and 56 international nonstop destinations worldwide. DFW is elevating the customer experience with modernized facilities and updated amenities, as well as through a $2 billion Terminal Renewal and Improvement Program. Centered between its owner cities of Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas, DFW Airport also serves as a major economic generator for the North Texas region, producing over $37 billion in economic impact each year by connecting people through business and leisure travel. For more information, visit the DFW website or download the DFW App for iOS and Android devices.
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