American Airlines awards two round trip business class American Airlines tickets to attend Dare to Overcome, Tokyo, Japan, to Justin Greene, Accenture’s Membership Lead for their U.S. Persons with Disability (PwD) Employee Resource Group (ERG).
At the 2021 Faith@Work Conference, Alison Taylor, Chief Customer Officer at American Airlines, announced two business class American Airlines tickets to Dare to Overcome in Tokyo would be given to a person at one of the conference companies based on a nomination of a colleague from the company with a disability.
American Airlines is the official airline of Dare to Overcome, a Global Faith-and-Belief Oriented ERG festival in support of peace and people with disabilities, held in tandem with the Paralympic Games. At American Airlines, their purpose is to care for people on life’s journey – a mission that extends beyond the airline and into the communities they serve.
Dacia Cross, the head of Accenture Federal Services’ Interfaith ERG in San Antonio, TX, nominated her colleague, Justin Greene, for the award.
“I cannot be more proud at this moment, on the behalf of 100,000 American Airlines Employees, to present this to you … truly a model of someone who lives out what it looks like to dare to overcome,” said Fr. Greg McBrayer, Chief Flight Controller for American Airlines, who also serves as a Corporate Chaplain and the Global Lead of the Christian Employees Business Resource Group (CEBRG) at American Airlines.
Justin epitomizes the spirit the global event that celebrates how people with disabilities are not disabled, but instead have different, unique abilities, as Justin so powerfully shares in his acceptance speech.
“We are looking forward to Justin sharing his experiences with the Abilities communities in Japan during Dare to Overcome to be held this August on the eve of the Paralympic Games in Tokyo,” said Brian Grim, Global Chairman of Dare to Overcome and president of the Religious Freedom & Business Foundation. The event will be in-person and virtual so that people and employee resource groups worldwide can participate.