Representatives from Airbus Employee Resource Groups attended the Community Foundation of South Alabama’s annual luncheon, Mar. 18. The lunch serves as a milestone in the Foundation’s yearly campaign to support non-profits, corporate investors, and individual investors in the coastal Alabama region.
For 45 years, the Foundation has awarded over 450 philanthropic funds that improve the southwest Alabama community. The organization has award more than $79 million in grants and scholarships throughout the eight counties in southwest Alabama.
Guest speaker Andy Kopplin, president and CEO of the Greater New Orleans Foundation, spoke about infrastructure revitalization, corporate growth, and local businesses and partnerships.
Airbus attendees included:
- Somaly Murrill, co-U.S. leader and Mobile leader for ADAPT that focuses on mental health
- Amanda Lolley, Mobile member of FAMILIES@Airbus that focuses on needs of our families such as elderly care, child care and more
- Steven Brown, Mobile leader for FULL SPECTRUM that focuses on racial diversity
- Emma Diaz, co-U.S. leader and Mobile leader for GEN-A that focuses on topics pertinent to young and early career professionals
- Ethan Mattocks, Mobile leader for PRIDE that focuses on LGBTQ+ initiatives
- Tim Lucas, co-U.S. leader and co-Mobile leader for VETERANS that focuses on the needs and spirit of U.S. military veterans, and
- Jessica Davis, co-leader of WIN, which stands for Women’s Interactive Network that focuses on gender diversity and equity.
ERGs are active internally and in the community. They address issues that affect our employees, our families and our community.
“It’s exciting to see the camaraderie and success of our ERGs,” said Andrea Leehan, head of diversity and inclusion for Airbus Americas. “ERGs are a great way for employees to come together on matters important to one another, to find a smaller community within our greater Airbus culture, and affect change that betters our future and the future of our loved ones.”