BMO Black Tech Community Builder of the Year

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Ari McDaniel

Founder, Head of Community Relations

The Black Tech Public Relations Society

Founder of BTPRS, Ari amplifies diversity in tech PR, partnering with major brands to offer career opportunities and growth.

Janel Caminos

Global Diversity Program Manager

HP, Inc

HP's Afro-Latina advocate, Janel champions inclusivity and Black professional growth, winning the BMO Black Tech Community Builder Award.

Kevin L. Nichols

Founder, President & CEO

The Social Engineering Project, Inc.

Founder of The Social Engineering Project, Kevin enhances tech diversity with Google and Stanford, also leading major community groups.

Leone Monica Farquharson



Committed to health equity, Leone's research at Cornell and community initiatives aim to bridge health disparities.

Michael Ward Jr

President and CEO

Austin Urban Technology Movement

Michael leads AUTMHQ focusing on STEAM and workforce development, with a strong background in tech sales and community engagement.

Building a community takes more than just vision; it requires action, dedication, and a commitment to nurturing the collective success of its members. The BMO Black Tech Community Builder of the Year award salutes those who invest their energy into creating a thriving ecosystem for Black tech professionals.

For this award, nominate people who:

About This Award

This distinction is for those remarkable individuals who go beyond networking to build a genuine community. It’s for the builders who lay the foundation for support systems, growth opportunities, and platforms where Black tech talent is celebrated and uplifted.

Honor a community builder’s hard work and positive impact by submitting your nomination. Let’s shine a light on those who bring us together to build something greater.

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