LOUISVILLE - Corporate citizenship is a daily initiative for Ford Employee Relations Associate Tami Hatfield. Hatfield, a recent winner of the company’s Diversity and Inclusion award who works in Vehicle Operations at Louisville Assembly Plant, involves both hourly and salaried employees in efforts to raise donations for Ford-sponsored charities. She was instrumental in accumulating over $130,000 in charitable donations for a multitude of organizations.
Hatfield was instrumental in the coordination of fundraising events for local charities, a few of which include: Go Red for Women, March of Dimes, JDRF, Make-A-Wish, Boys & Girls Club, Junior Achievement, Adopt A Child and Metro United Way.
In addition to organizing these numerous charitable events, Hatfield conducted training classes for students in Ford’s simulated factory, introducing students to the world of manufacturing. She also hosted teachers from local high schools to provide insight to a manufacturing facility, which the educators incorporated into their lesson plans.
Hatfield was recognized with a Global Diversity and Inclusion award for her outstanding work in the community, active participation with corporate citizenship and support provided to multiple education initiatives in schools in Kentucky and Indiana.
“I am honored to receive the Global Diversity and Inclusion award,” said Hatfield. “Our community has always supported the UAW and Ford Motor Company over the years. Strengthening our partnerships with local charities and organizations is a great way to say ‘thank you,’” said Hatfield.