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2014 Disability Matters North America Honorees are Selected!


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The 2014 Disability Matters North America Honorees are Selected!

Mendham, NJ (2/13/14) – Springboard Consulting, LLC® is pleased to announce the Disability Matters North America honorees for 2014.


AT&T ◦ Exelon Corporation ◦ Office Depot Inc ◦ UPMC


Fifth Third Bank ◦ Rush University Medical Center


Brown-Forman ◦ Genentech ◦ PricewaterhouseCoopers


Dawn Ehrhart, Senior VP, Adecco Group NA

Margaret Madden, VP, Assistant General Counsel, Pfizer

Brad Hopton, Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers

This year’s winners will be honored at our 8th annual #Disability #Matters North America Conference & Awards Banquet to be held April 8-10, 2014, in San Antonio, Texas. They represent the best of the best when it comes to the commitment required and actions necessary to successfully mainstream disability in the workforce, workplace and marketplace. They are the role models we all strive to become.

As the founder and CEO of #Springboard #Consulting and the Disability Matters Conference, and the mother of two children with special needs, one of whom is currently transitioning from college to the workplace, Nadine Vogel says, “it’s personally and professionally gratifying to see the incredible commitment of our honorees to fully include individuals with disabilities as employees and as customers. Their passion fuels the work. Their award winning initiatives inspire everyone.”

In addition to celebrating our honorees and learning about their journeys to success, attendees will be educated by #speakers representing the #U.S. and #Canadian #governments, #post secondary #education, #disability #non-profit and service disabled veterans. If that’s not all, this year’s Conference, hosted by Toyota Motor Sales USA, Inc will continue to inspire attendees with two outstanding Keynote speakers Muffy Davis and Gordon Hartman.

 To learn more about our keynote speakers, please click the links below:

Muffy Davis: https://consultspringboard.com/2014dmna-muffy-davis-bio/

Gordon Hartman: https://consultspringboard.com/2014dmna-gordon-hartman-bio/

 2014 Disability Matters Sponsors:

Host Sponsor: Toyota Motor Sales USA, Inc; Platinum: Dell, Inc., Gold: Adecco Group N.A., Colgate-Palmolive Company, EMC Corporation*, Prudential Financial, Inc., UNUM; Silver: AIG, Ingersoll Rand, Intuit, Office Depot Inc, Sprint; Bronze: 3M, Abercrombie & Fitch, CSX Corporation, CVS Caremark, ESPN, Genentech, General Motors Company, L’Oreal USA, Life Technologies Corporation*, Pfizer, Procter & Gamble Co, PwC, UPMC.

*Global Disability Matters Sponsor

Founded in 2005, Springboard is recognized as the expert in mainstreaming disability in the global workforce, workplace and marketplace. Serving corporations and organizations throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe and Asia, Springboard has become a trusted partner in relation to disability issues and initiatives across virtually every business category. Springboard annually honors exemplary organizational initiatives that promote the outreach, support & engagement of people with disabilities as employees and as consumers though the Disability Matters Awards.


Toyota, the world’s top automaker and creator of the Prius, is committed to building vehicles for the way people live through our Toyota, Lexus and Scion brands.  Over the past 50 years, we’ve built more than 25 million cars and trucks in North America, where we operate 14 manufacturing plants (10 in the U.S.) and directly employ nearly 40,000 people (more than 37,000 in the U.S.).  Our 1,800 North American dealerships sold more than 2.3 million cars and trucks in 2012 – and about 80 percent of all Toyota vehicles sold over the past 20 years are still on the road today.

To date, Toyota has contributed more than $700 million to American nonprofit groups.  For more information about Toyota’s contributions in the U.S., visit www.toyotainaction.com .