On behalf of the Florida Diversity Council, the Florida LGBT-Allies Diversity Summit planning committee is thrilled to recognize leaders in corporate America and within the community who exemplify recognizable LGBTA advocacy efforts. These individuals serve as role models within the LGBTA community and strive to promote inclusiveness within the workplace.

LGBT Ally Award

  • Demonstrates high visibility in the LGBT community due to advocacy efforts
  • Fosters communication to drive understanding and awareness of the LGBT community
  • Contributes to the promotion of broadening civil adoption and/or cultural acceptance of LGBT equality
  • Supports the LGBT community in shaping a future where everyone can live authentically out & equal


LGBT Leadership Award

  • Demonstrates leadership characteristics in the LGBT community/or high visibility in the LGBT community
  • Contributes to creating a culture of LGBT inclusiveness in the workplace
  • Champions LGBT protections in the community/or workplace
  • Sustains a record of influencing positive change in the LGBT community


Requirements of Award Winners

  • Send bio and photo, in 300dpi resolution to event coordinator
  • Attend the event where the awards will be presented



*Nominations closed*


LGBT Ally Award Recipient

Arnold Evans
President & CEO — Central Florida Division
SunTrust Bank
Jennifer Yeagley Russell
Executive Director
Community Tampa Bay


LGBT Leadership Award Recipients

Ashley Brundage
Vice President – Inclusion Consultant
PNC Bank
Brian Gray
Vice President, Organizational Capability & HR Operations
Wyndham Vacation Ownership
Dr. Gary Howell
Diversity Committee Chair & Bay Chapter President
Florida Psychological Association

LGBT Representative
Hillsborough County Diversity Advisory Council

Ghenete Wright Muir
Attorney, Realtor, & Public Speaker




Individual Registration — $50
Non-Profit Rate — $35
Student Rate — $25

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