PARSIPPANY, N.J., May 6, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Avis Budget Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:CAR) takes pride in emphasizing the value of diversity in all aspects of the Company's business. Avis Budget operates one of the nation's leading supplier diversity programs, which promotes opportunities for disadvantaged, minority, women-owned and small businesses, and continues to hold diversity as a high priority in recruiting and hiring. Recently, the Company and its executives were lauded for excellence in several aspects of diversity; these accolades include the following:
- Avis Budget Group was selected as one of "America's Top 50 Organizations for Multicultural Business Opportunities for 2014." Determined by the small business marketplace and presented by DiversityBusiness.com, the "Div50," as it is commonly referred to, is made up of highly respected organizations which have differentiated themselves in the global marketplace.
- Michael Tucker, executive vice president, general counsel and chief compliance officer, was a featured honoree in the January/February 2014 issue of Profiles in Diversity Journal. The issue included a special section, "A Legacy of Leadership" which highlighted African-Americans who are trailblazers, mentors and role models.
- Lynn Boccio, vice president of strategic business and diversity relations, was named "Corporate Executive of the Year" by the Bridges Awards. The honor celebrates corporate executives, corporations, media companies, entrepreneurs, entertainers and current or former professional athletes who exemplify excellence in diversity and inclusion through entrepreneurship.
- Susan Pettit, senior procurement specialist, strategic business and diversity relations, was recognized as a "2014 Diversity Change Leader." Bestowed by Diversity Canada Magazine, the award honors professionals who best define excellence in bridging the cultural gaps in human resources or diversity.
CONTACT: Alice Pereira (973) 496-3916 PR@avisbudget.com