On March 29 the Los Angeles Business Journal hosted an important industry event – their annual Diversity, Equity + Inclusion Symposium & Awards at the JW Marriott in Los Angeles. We are very pleased to announce that AMS’ CEO, Jay Catlin, was among the business leaders nominated as finalists at the event for the DE&I CEO of the Year Award.
During the morning session three panel discussions took place with experts covering topics that unfolded and explained some of what has been learned from experience with regard to diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace. The topics were: “The Cost of Inequity;” “Building a Diverse & Multi-Generational Workforce;” and “What’s Really Working: Journey to Success.” The LABJ DE&I awards panels were exceptionally informative and the awards luncheon followed.
The entire event was live, featuring industry experts discussing ways to advance diversity in the workplace and enable equity and inclusion. At the luncheon business leaders were championed for their ongoing efforts to advance diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace. We are very pleased and proud that Jay and AMS Fulfillment were honored for the longstanding commitment of the company to a diverse, equitable and inclusive workforce.
Jay gave the following statement on his nomination as a finalist: “It is both humbling and an honor to have been nominated for the LA Business Journal’s DE&I 2023 CEO of the Year award. I, along with the other finalists, am an advocate of DE&I. Since AMS was founded over 20 years ago, diversity, equity, and inclusion have been integral to our success. Although I didn’t win the award, I will continue to ensure that AMS is one of the best companies to work for – and DE&I is at the heart of AMS.”
AMS Fulfillment has cherished diversity ever since its establishment – inclusive of all, dealing fairly and equally with all. Long before AMS became a B Corporation, the company was showing employees the utmost respect, fairness and equity. AMS actively recruits employees from underserved communities, and the AMS workforce mirrors the community. Not only does AMS provide a safe work environment, the company is committed to excellent benefits including free college-level educational classes and training for advancement.
AMS Fulfillment knows that diverse organizations bring a wider range of ideas and experiences to problem-solving, helping companies connect with a broader range of audiences in a culturally competent way. As a B Corporation, AMS is committed to putting purpose over profit. B Corporations are a global movement, promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion as well as care for the community and the environment.
Congratulations Jay Catlin for a well-deserved honor. We are proud of how you have guided AMS and thankful for the CEOs before you. AMS is actually Being the change we wish to see in the world. Congratulations to our Finalist!!