Richard Makerson Awarded Technology Association of Georgia Diversity Leadership Award

ATLANTA (August 29, 2016) – The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) Human Resources and Diversity society recently recognized Richard Makerson, Managing Partner, BlueFletch with a Diversity Leadership  Award.

The Diversity Awards ceremony was held at The Buckhead Club in Atlanta, Georgia on Friday, August 29, 2016.

The 6th Annual Diversity Awards recognized both individuals and businesses that have demonstrated exceptional efforts to advance diversity and inclusion in the workplace, 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.

This year’s winners were chosen from among 18 finalists in two categories.

TAG Excellence in Diversity Leadership Award

  • Rhonda Hanes | Human Resources Director | Corus360
  • Matthew Harrison | Sr. Director, Talent Management | Comcast
  • Richard Makerson | Managing Partner | BlueFletch

TAG Business Champion of Diversity Excellence

  • Kennesaw State University
  • MarketSource

Winners were chosen by a team of impartial committee members who considered such criteria as the role the nominee played in the diversity initiative; the size of the initiative — in other words, how many people were impacted by this individual’s efforts; the impact the initiative had on the morale of the company’s members and stakeholders; and the quantifiable impact of the nominee’s initiative on the company’s revenue, profitability and/or efficiencies.

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. We understand all companies are different, with workplaces experiencing wide varieties and varying degrees of cultural, ethnic, generational, gender and lifestyle influences; it takes many ingredients to make a successful organization and we focus on the positive interaction that takes place with HR and Diversity.

About The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG)

TAG is the leading technology industry association in the state, serving more than 30,000 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 34 professional societies. For more information visit the TAG website at

About BlueFletch

BlueFletch is team of mobile development experts dedicated to helping our enterprise clients solve business problems using mobility. Since 2008 BlueFletch has grown into a widely trusted mobile company in the enterprise space by developing high value line-of-business apps for companies in Retail, Consumer Goods, Healthcare, and Transportation & Logistics.