Butzel Long’s Dana L. Davis to be recognized by Corp! magazine at 2010 Salute to Diversity Awards August 31

Thursday, August 5, 2010

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

DETROIT, Mich. – Dana L. Davis, PHR, Recruiting, Diversity and HR Specialist with Butzel Long, will be recognized by Corp! magazine at the 2010 Salute to Diversity Awards event on August 31, 2010 at the MGM Grand in Detroit.

Honorees were selected based on significant achievements as well as a demonstrated commitment to promoting diversity and inclusion, and contributions to diversity issues in business and the community.

“I am honored to receive this special recognition by Corp! magazine,” said Ms. Davis. “This recognition is very meaningful to all of us at Butzel Long because we are strongly committed to promoting diversity within the firm, the legal profession and the community,” she said.

Ms. Davis began her career at Butzel Long in 2003 as a Human Resources Coordinator and advanced to her present position as Recruiting, Diversity and HR Specialist. She serves on the firm’s Diversity & Retention Committee as well as the Recruiting Committee.

Ms. Davis also is the Interim President and Communications Chair of The Michigan Diversity Council (MIDC), a unique resource for organizations that both value and seek to effectively manage diversity.

Along with Butzel Long, Daimler Financial Services, Michigan First Credit Union, University of Michigan, Wayne State University, The Rehmann Group and Chrysler all support its efforts as charter members and sponsors. The mission of this local affiliate of the National Diversity Council , which was started in 2009, is to enhance appreciation for and understanding of the value of diversity and inclusion in the workplace through strategy sessions, conferences and executive roundtables. Due to its national affiliation, some of the most innovative leaders in the diversity conversation nationwide are involved in local activities.

“Our role is to partner with organizations and community members to keep diversity and inclusion at the forefront of corporate strategy conversations at a time when, due to changes in the economy, decreasing or eliminating these efforts are often a cost-cutting measure,” Ms. Davis said.

“This is the time to delve deeper into the diversity and inclusion conversation so that when the economy turns, and our business models and talent look a bit different, we are poised to maximize new revenue opportunities and our human capital. As one of the first states in the nation to implement a local affiliate of the NDC, what we’ve accomplished so far is very rewarding. It is exciting to be a part of this action.”

Ms. Davis earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Spanish – Double Major from the University of Michigan. In addition, Ms. Davis earned Professional Certification in Human Resources (PHR). She is currently working on a Master’s in Management with a concentration in Strategic Leadership at Walsh College.

Ms. Davis is active with several professional organizations including the Human Resources Association of Greater Detroit (SHRM) the National Association of African Americans in Human Resources (Greater Detroit NAAAHR) and, the Michigan Women’s Foundation (MWF), among others.

About Butzel Long

Established in 1854, Butzel Long is one of America’s leading law firms. With 190 attorneys, it has offices in Detroit, Bloomfield Hills, Lansing and Ann Arbor, Michigan, New York City and Washington, D.C., as well as Alliance offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Mexico City and Monterrey. The firm is also a member of the Washington, D.C. law firm, Butzel Long Tighe Patton. Butzel Long represents clients from diverse industries on regional, national, and multi-national levels and is a member of Lex Mundi, a global association of 160 independent law firms. Visit the Butzel Long website at www.butzel.com.

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Media Contact: Maribeth Farkas at Caponigro Public Relations Inc., (248) 353-3030.

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