OfficeMax CEO Sam Duncan Earns Prestigious Diversity Best Practice Award

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    OfficeMax Chairman and CEO Sam Duncan was a recipient of the 2009 CEO Diversity Leadership Award presented by Diversity Best Practices, the pre-eminent organization for promoting diversity in the workplace. Duncan was honored along with seven other CEO winners at Diversity Best Practices’ annual Diversity and Inclusion Leadership Summit & Gala held in Washington, D.C.

    “I am honored to receive recognition for a program that fosters personal success through genuine opportunity,” said Sam Duncan, Chairman and CEO of OfficeMax. “We have worked hard to put programs and practices in place to create a culture that honors, supports, and celebrates all talents and backgrounds. We are proud of the rich and diverse talent that is helping to make OfficeMax a top retailer and a great place to work.”

    Diversity Best Practices honored the executive leaders and their companies at the organization’s annual Diversity and Inclusion Leadership Summit & Gala in Washington, D.C., on October 6, 2009. The celebration included the Gala Awards Dinner plus the CEO Forum, where winners answered questions and shared best practices on how CEOs embed diversity commitment and inclusion excellence throughout all levels of their companies. The honorable Arne Duncan, secretary for the United States department of education, presented the 2009 award to Sam Duncan.

    “I am so proud of our 2009 awardees. These CEOs have shown a long-term commitment and deep passion for diversity that proves out through excellent corporate initiatives,” says Carol Evans, who heads Diversity Best Practices. “Our honorees possess exemplary leadership traits and serve as role models to their communities and to our country. As we saw at our recent CEO Roundtable, the impact that a CEO has on a company’s culture is enormous and is key to successful diversity and inclusion work.”

    Source: PR Newswire