Last night the Institute for Diversity and Inclusion in Emergency Management (I-DIEM) hosted an “Evening of Equity” cocktail reception for select partners and companies at the National Hurricane Conference in New Orleans. During the event, Chauncia Willis, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of I-DIEM, presented Tidal Basin’s Chief Executive Officer, Daniel A. Craig, with an award in recognition of his support in creating the Lt. General Julius Becton Jr. Scholarship. The scholarship program is named after the first minority to serve as Director of FEMA and is dedicated to increasing the representation of women and minorities within the fields of emergency management and homeland security.

Carlos Castillo, Senior Vice President and Chief Development Officer for Tidal Basin, accepted the award and thanked Chauncia Willis and attendees on behalf of Dan.

In a previous Tidal Basin news article about the scholarship, Dan said, “Tidal Basin’s investment in the I-DIEM Lt. Gen. Julius Becton Scholarship Program demonstrates our commitment to ensuring a new generation of leaders reflects the diversity of our country to better help communities be stronger than before.”

Tidal Basin supports and funds the Lt. General Julius Becton Jr. Scholarship, and Dan Craig conducts a CEO Challenge annually, to encourage firms in the emergency management space to support this important cause. “Governments and industry must do more to develop emergency management leaders who represent diverse communities and experiences,” said Dan.