The Council for Inclusion in Financial Services to Salute Brands Committed to Industry-Wide Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

The "Council for Inclusion in Financial Services (CIFS) Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Awards" will highlight commitments to solve one of the industry's toughest challenges.
IRVING, Texas - Aug. 2, 2022 - PRLog -- The Council for Inclusion in Financial Services (CIFS) Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Awards will be presented to 7 cross-specialty influencers, firms and corporations who have driven initiatives through technology, business practices and ongoing commitment to changing the landscape of their industry by cultivating diversity, creating an inclusive culture and/or championing underrepresented groups.

"The honorees have all impacted both the Financial Services Industry and community at large by sharing their passions and talents to stress the importance of togetherness," said Keith Murray, President of the Council for Inclusion in Financial Services. "We applaud their work and are excited to honor these influencers."

The Awardees and Award Categories are:

Trailblazer Award
– Influencers who have established new and creative DEI initiatives that are currently transforming the industry and/or community.
  • Dion Harrison, Chief Diversity Officer (Elevate)
Prism Award – For promoting DEI initiatives by educating others on the benefits of expansive thought and embracing others.
  • Renee Harris, Real Estate Broker/President (Confidence Realty Group, Inc.)
Fusion Award – For implementing inclusive practices that produced a culture that embraces a collage of thought, race, gender, generations, and preferences
  • Christene Dino, Investment Advisor Representative (Eagle Strategies, LLC)
  • Dr. Phyllis Wright, Senior Vice President (VRM Mortgage Services, Inc.)
Catalyst Award – For accelerating positive impact in DEI through philanthropic efforts and/or initiatives in support of underrepresented groups
  • Damian Alarcon, Corporate Relations Manager (Travis Credit Union)
  • Betters Law Firm PLLC)
Join CIFS at the 2022 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Awards Ceremony to recognize these change-makers, Friday, September 16, 2022 in Irving, TX at the beautiful NYLO Las Colinas Hotel. Event Tickets and Tables are now on sale. Register at

The 2022 CIFS DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION AWARDS CEREMONY is sponsored by VRM Mortgage Services, Inc., Padgett Law Group, Travis Credit Union and more.

For more information about the 2022 CIFS DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION AWARDS CEREMONY or to nominate a DEI influencer for next year's award, visit

Pre-Event and On-Site Interview Available:

CIFS Executive Director, Tiffany Fletcher
CIFS Co-Founder, Dr. Cheryl Travis-Johnson
CIFS Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Award Recipients

DeShawn Turner

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