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Governor’s Committee on People with Disabilities Announces 2013 Lex Frieden Employment Awards

Tuesday, October 15, 2013  •  Austin, Texas  •  Press Release

The Governor's Committee on People with Disabilities has announced the winners of the 2013 Lex Frieden Employment Awards, which recognize employers who go above and beyond the legal requirements in hiring, training and maintaining positive working relationships with employees with disabilities.

The winners will be honored at a luncheon on Friday, Oct. 18, at 11:30 a.m. at the Waco Convention Center. Lex Frieden will be on hand to offer a welcome address, and Scott Tisdall, Global Vice President of Supply Chain and Distribution Services for Follett Corporation and 2011 winner of the Governor's Trophy, will provide the keynote. The event is hosted by the Waco Mayor's Committee for People with Disabilities, and is open to the public by reservation.

Nominations for the awards were submitted by individuals and organizations from communities throughout the state, and winners were selected by a panel of judges from the public and private sectors familiar with disability issues. The 2013 award recipients are:

Governor's Trophy - Carroll Schubert, President and CEO, Professional Contract Services, Inc (PCSI), Austin
Entrepreneurship Award - Rebecca Page, Livin' My Dreams Art Studio and Co-op, Alpine
Large Employer of the Year - Army & Air Force Exchange Service, Dallas
Medium Employer of the Year - Target Medallion Center, Dallas
Small Employer of the Year - Stencor Company, Jacksonville
Nonprofit Employer Award - RISE Center, Beaumont
Martha Arbuckle Award - Panhandle Coalition for Transition Services LITE Project, Amarillo

For more information about the awards and the event, please contact Jo Virgil, Community Outreach and Information Coordinator for the Texas Governor's Committee on People with Disabilities, at (512) 463-5740 or . Please click here for more information about the committee.

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