World's Busiest Airport Recognizes Term Founder with Major Leadership Award

Wednesday, March 31st, 2021

Hartsfield -Jackson Atlanta International Airport’s business development unit has selected Corporate Environmental Risk Management (CERM) founder and managing director Albert G. Edwards as one of its 2021 Legacy Award winners.

Edwards received the Maynard H. Jackson Jr. Legacy Leadership Award at the airport’s annual ATL Next Industry Day. The event took place virtually on March 30th. The Leadership Award recognizes an individual who “embraces diversity and inclusion; applies innovative practices and consistently demonstrates an outstanding commitment toward the utilization, growth and development of small, minority and female-owned“ businesses. The Legacy Awards themselves carry forth the vision of diversity and inclusion championed by Jackson, Atlanta’s first African American mayor. 

Edwards says the award helps validate the incredible work the CERM team does to deliver top-tier results to clients and business partners while also serving the community overall. CERM is now in its 26th year of operation and, according to Edwards, has worked hard to make an impactful commitment to inclusion in the industry while helping to foster a culture of support for underrepresented communities.

This is the 2nd major recognition for CERM in the past 7 months. In August 2020, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Minority Business Development Agency named CERM its Minority Construction Firm of the year. That award goes to a minority-owned firm that achieves outstanding success in private and public construction projects and exhibits revenue and job growth over a sustained period. 

ATL Next Industry Day was held online Tuesday, March 30, 2021. The event featured an update on the multibillion-dollar airport expansion and improvement master plan, a virtual exhibit hall and the Maynard H. Jackson Jr Legacy Awards.