The Diverse Business Leader awards recognize leaders who are promoting authentic diversity and inclusion in the workplace. This year’s recipients surpass expectations in promoting equality across all areas of their business.

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CLA Proud to Be Presenting Sponsor of 2021 Diverse Business Leader Awards

  • 10/29/2021

Albuquerque, New Mexico — CLA (CliftonLarsonAllen LLP), one of the leading professional services firms in the United States, announced it is teaming up with Albuquerque Business First as presenting sponsor for the 2021 Diverse Business Leader Awards event November 4.

These awards recognize leaders who are promoting authentic diversity and inclusion in the workplace. The program will award leading organizations and executives who are going above and beyond to bolster equality across all areas of diversity — including age, disability, gender, sexual orientation, race, and religion.

Event attendees will hear diverse business leaders’ stories and learn how they are helping shape a better community.

Diversity champions honorees

  • Fabian Armijo — University of New Mexico Hospital
  • Christopher Fortson — Positive Energy Solar
  • Cathryn McGill — New Mexico Black Leadership Council
  • Josue Olivares — Rio Grande Community Development Corp.
  • Michele Reeves — Presbyterian Healthcare Services
  • Nathan Sanchez — Intel Corp.
  • Chris Weil — Weil Construction Inc.

Outstanding diversity in an organization

  • City of Albuquerque
  • City of Albuquerque, Economic Development Department
  • Dreamspring
  • Fidelity Investments
  • Sunny505
  • T-Mobile

“At CLA we believe every voice matters. By actively learning, listening, and reflecting we are able to better understand and serve our clients, and be a true reflection of our community,” says Georgie Ortiz, managing principal of CLA’s Albuquerque office.

CLA is dedicated to building a culture that invites different beliefs and perspectives. Its goal is to approach diversity, equity, and inclusion the way its people approach their daily work — weaving initiatives seamlessly into everything they do.

For more information about CLA’s DEI approach, please visit: claconnect.com/who-we-are/dei.


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CLA exists to create opportunities for our clients, our people, and our communities through industry-focused wealth advisory, outsourcing, audit, tax, and consulting services. With 7,400 people, more than 120 U.S. locations, and a global affiliation, we promise to know you and help you. Investment advisory services are offered through CliftonLarsonAllen Wealth Advisors, LLC, an SEC-registered investment advisor.

  • Georgie Ortiz
  • Managing Principal of Office