Richard Makerson Honored Among HUB Magazine’s 2016 Diversity Game Changers

Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) publication releases latest issue
focused on Diversity in Technology.

ATLANTA (July 26, 2016) – The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG), one of the nation’s largest state trade organizations dedicated to technology and innovation, recently recognized Richard Makerson, Managing Partner, BlueFletch as a Diversity Game Changer in Technology in the latest issue of Hub Magazine.

Georgia is fast becoming the place for women and minorities in the tech industry. Atlanta is among the Top 50 Cities for Diversity in STEM and ranks #3 of the top 5 Cities for Minorities in Computing. The Diversity in Tech Issue of Hub Magazine celebrates the state’s inclusive ecosystem for innovation.

The Diversity Game Changers in Technology list identifies minority and women innovators who are leading the Peach State’s technology industry.

Through Richard’s leadership, BlueFletch has initiated a program aimed at targeting underemployed women from underrepresented communities. Currently focused on application quality assurance, participants in the program develop deep technical skills and experience on enterprise projects so they can ultimately transition into tech careers.

In addition to the Game Changers list, the issue features Teresa White, President of Aflac U.S. on the cover, profiles South Metro Atlanta’s Fayetteville, GA; showcases Georgia’s election technology upstarts and provides a recap of the biggest technology headlines and more.

View the digital version of Hub Magazine here:

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.

About Hub Magazine

Hub Magazine features timely news, ideas, people and trends that are at the intersection of Georgia’s Emerging 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:

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. 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 or TAG’s community website at . To learn about the TAG-Ed Collaborative visit