In 2017, The TAG Diversity Awards recognized 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