The D&I Champion award recognizes an individual who has made a sustained contribution to Diversity and Inclusion in the digital infrastructure industry. The 2021 Diversity and Inclusion Champion Award was awarded to Phillip Marangella, Chief Marketing Officer at EdgeConneX.
Phillip’s nominations cited his achievements at EdgeConneX in three main areas: His volunteer work on the iMasons Capstone project to nurture and support diverse talent entering our industry, his support of EdgeConneX’s internal women’s empowerment group called WomenConnex, and his support of military veterans through Salute Mission Critical.
EdgeConnex has more than 80 Salute veterans working at the company and has moved 5 into leadership roles. Phillip has shown impressive leadership to drive change and address a real business need.
Infrastructure Masons would also like to congratulate all of the 2021 Diversity & Inclusion Champion Award Finalists, David Jones, Managing Director, CBRE; Jason Okroy, CEO & Co-Founder, Salute Mission Critical; Gina Li, VP Strategy, Secure Power Division & Data Center Business, Schneider Electric; Melania Santoro, Head of Diversity and Inclusion Program Europe Middle East and Africa, Vertiv; and Tricia Arneson, Chief Diversity & Productivity Officer, Yondr.