In 2022, the Diversity & Inclusion Committee has created a new award, the DRIVE Award. Each year, the committee will solicit nominations from TIDA members and from the nominations, will select a recipient. The award is an acronym, which stands for commitment to Diversity, Respect, Inclusion, Values, and Equality.

The first recipient of this award was recognized for his efforts in advancing diversity and inclusion not only in TIDA, but in the entire industry:

Mehdi Arradizadeh

Pictured: Sara Miemiec and Mehdi Arradizadeh (2022 award winner)