(Metairie, LA.) — President of Delta Personnel, Teresa Lawrence has been named “Supplier of the Year” by the LAMSDC, Louisiana Minority Business Council. Each year, the LAMSDC nominates Minority Business Enterprises (MBE) partners for the Supplier of the Year award. The awards program recognizes minority-owned businesses that have integrated into corporate mainstream and demonstrate high levels of sustained success within their industry. The winner is chosen based on corporate members who have substantiated history as an established business, improved operations for their business, and provided evidence of civic and community contributions and major accomplishments through the use of business owner’s time and resources within the past three years.
“I am honored to accept this prestigious award on behalf of Delta Personnel,” said Teresa Lawrence, CEO. “As a company, we strive daily to meet the needs of our clients and demonstrate outstanding customer service.”
This year’s winner, Teresa Lawrence is a Cuban-born entrepreneur with extensive experience in outsourcing, payroll, risk management and human resource management. In 2001, she became CEO of Delta Personell, one of Louisiana’s oldest temporary and permanent placement services specializing in niche markets. Committed to her community, Lawrence works with Hispanic Apostolate, an affiliate to New Orleans Catholic Charities, to promote opportunities for those with legal work status in the United States. She is also a member of many organizations including: Executive Women International New Orleans Chapter, Louisiana Staffing Association, New Orleans Economic Development, and Jefferson Chamber of Commerce.
Delta Personnel has made many achievements under Lawrence’s direction. The company gained national certification by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council in 2006 along with national certification through the Louisiana Minority Business Council as a minority-owned business. In 2005, Delta Personnel was chosen as the service partner by the Louisiana Department of Labor to help locate and recruit New Orleanians who were trying to register for employment. Delta Personnel served as an onsite service for the Department of Labor until they were able to open their New Orleans and Jefferson locations. The company was able to assist many employers and employees get themselves back into the workforce. Also, with Delta Personnel’s recruiting efforts, they accomplished seamless operation that provided Lockheed Martin’s maintenance and food service contractor with a full staff including supervision. This crew is still there today.