The 31st Annual Blue Diamonds Awards were held on Thursday, April 4th at the Bank of America Founders Hall. More than 350 attended this fund-raising event for CATC to honor Charlotte winners in 7 different categories including an award for a Student Innovator. All finalists received awards, and winners gave speeches that included the words “amazing,” “humbled,” and “honored.” Please see the Blue Diamond website pages for all the finalists and winners ( Moira Quinn, Chief Operating Officer and Senior Vice President of Communications for Charlotte City Center, moderated the evening with presenters across business and education sectors across Charlotte.

The Blue Diamond Awards Celebration is presented by title sponsor Ally Bank. Ally Bank is a leader in digital financial services with innovative digital experiences and 24/7 customer service. (

Through the CATC BDA nomination and judging process, the Blue Diamond Awards (BDA) network creates a culture of technology importance and impact in the region. By promoting IT success, BDA positions Charlotte as a competitive hub of technology innovation and talent. Proceeds from the BDA benefit the CATC’s programming for Grades 6 – 20, women in technology and the professional technology community. For more information about this event, visit

The CATC ( is a 501(c)(3) non-profit collaboration of businesses, educational institution, economic development and community organizations committed to inspiring students, advancing professionals and growing the region’s diverse technology talent pipeline.

Congratulations to the winners!

Business Impact – Corporate

American Tire Distributors

Business Impact – SMB


Business Impact – Non-Profit, Gov, Educ

Mecklenburg County

Business Impact – Analytics & Big Data

American Tire Distributors

Cool Innovation


Community Outreach

Comdyn Group

Human Capital

American Tire Distributors

IT Entrepreneur

Rob Cummings, DealCloud

Student Innovator

Treven Stoddard, UNC Charlotte CCI.





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