The first Lois Baumerich Life Time Achievement Award was awarded to
Martha Burrage of the New Jersey and Northeast Industry Liaison Groups at the
Industry Liaison Group National Conference held in Anaheim, CA in July, 2007.
Martha Burrage is the director of Affirmative Action/Equal Employment
Opportunity compliance at Honeywell in Morristown, New Jersey. Martha has
over 20 years of experience working in Affirmative Action/EEO, and has served
in many leadership capacities for the New Jersey and Northeast corporate ILGs.
Martha was a National ILG Board Member for four years and continues to
contribute her time and talents to several EEO/AA professional organizations.
Additionally, Martha has the distinction of being a long-time colleague and
personal friend of Lois’s, serving on numerous organizations together. At the
time of her death, Lois was chair of the ILG National Conference held in New
York City, and Martha was co-chair for the conference. Martha immediately
assumed responsibility as chair for the conference, in addition to bearing the
burden of losing her dear friend. Martha is a true professional in her life: she is a
leader, a mentor, and a role model. Like Lois, Martha is an inspiration to all who
believe in ensuring equal opportunity for all. .
The National Industry Liaison Group Board congratulates Martha on the
distinction of being the first recipient of this award.