Tuesday, May 5, 2009
The Riley Institute at Furman presented the fifth annual Upstate Diversity Leadership Awards Dinner on Tuesday, May 5, 2009 at the Civic Center of Anderson. Hosted by the Anderson Area Chamber of Commerce and offered in cooperation with the Greenville Chamber of Commerce and the Spartanburg Area Chamber of Commerce, the dinner honored businesses and individuals for their outstanding efforts in promoting diversity in the Upstate.
This year’s special guest speaker was Charles David Moody, Jr., President and Chief Executive Officer of C.D. Moody Construction Company, Inc. Moody received his B.S. in Psychology from Morehouse College in 1978. In 1981, he earned his Bachelor of Architecture and five-year professional degree from Howard University, and returned to Ann Arbor to work as an architect/field engineer for Bechtel Power Corporation. In 1983, Moody relocated to Atlanta and in 1986, he completed his first project at Dobbins Air Force Base. At that point, Mr. Moody decided to establish his own firm. For his complete biography, click here.
Awards were presented to recognize three individuals and three organizations for their outstanding achievement in promoting diversity in the Upstate. Additionally, for the first time, Honorable Mentions were awarded in the category of Calder D. Ehrmann Outstanding Individual, Outstanding High School Student and Outstanding Contribution to International Diversity (included below).