Jerry Walker Receives Lifetime Achievement Award for Economic Equity

Jerry Walker with awardThe Business Diversity Institute honored Home Forward's Jerry Walker, program director for economic equity, with their first ever Lifetime Achievement Award.  The award was presented during the 2011 Minority Enterprise Development Week in recognition of Jerry's lifelong commitment to service, social justice, and economic equity.  

The Institute cited Jerry's employment and volunteer history in presenting the award.  During his long and successful career in procurement, Jerry has led efforts to increase opportunties for minority-owned, women-owned and emerging small businesses.  He is president of the board of the American Contract Compliance Association and has served on non-profit boards throughout his career.  The Institute commended him for being a "mentor to many young professionals of color and as a role model for the communities to which he has an affinity."