INROADS VIP Reception – INROADS and PGA TOUR, Inc. Working Together in Cultivating Diversity in the Workplace

INROADS HONORING JACKSONVILLES’ WALETTE STANFORD AT JEA WITH THE INROADS LEADERSHIP IMPACT AWARD

WHAT:  For the past three years, INROADS, Inc., a national nonprofit, and the PGA TOUR have worked together to advocate workforce diversity. In that time, INROADS has supported the PGA TOUR’s internship program and the TOUR’s goal to increase the cultural diversity of its employee base. The PGA TOUR has hosted a number of INROADS interns at its headquarters in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, introducing and preparing them for the wide range of career opportunities within the golf industry, the sports industry and beyond.

INROADS Honoree, Walette Stanford, Director of Emerging Workforce Strategies at JEA and INROADS Southeast Regional Board Member, has dedicated her time and efforts to sharing and promoting the INROADS mission throughout JEA and the Jacksonville community. The JEA and INROADS relationship started in approximately 2001 and has produced a number of equally dedicated INROADS interns and future INROADS alum.

WHEN:       Thursday, December 14 from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. EST

WHERE:     TPC Sawgrass
                      110 Championship Way
                      Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082

WHO:   To celebrate INROADS’ mission, Walette M. Stanford, Director of Emerging Workforce Strategies at JEA, will be honored with the Southeast Leadership Impact Award.

Leonard D. Brown, Jr., PGA TOUR Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer, will give remarks about the INROADS and PGA TOUR relationship.

Forest Harper, INROADS President and CEO, will tell the INROADS story and bring closing remarks for the evening.

About INROADS
Founded in 1970, INROADS develops and places talented underserved youth in business and industry, preparing them for corporate and community leadership that affects community renewal and social change and elevates economic status and quality of life. INROADS has placed students in over 135,000 paid internships throughout its history, and graduated over 28,000 alumni into full-time professional and leadership positions with over 1,000 corporate partners. Currently, INROADS serves nearly 1,300 interns and 200 corporate clients. Learn more at INROADS.org and connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn: @INROADS Inc.  

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