BROOMFIELD, Colo., Jan. 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The National LGBT Bar Association – the country's largest organization of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) and allied legal professionals – is honoring Jason Prussman, senior corporate counsel, Level 3 Communications, with its 2017 Denver Out & Proud award. The award recognizes outstanding legal professionals who advance LGBT equality through words and actions to create more secure and welcoming workplaces.
Prussman earned a bachelor's degree from Colorado State University and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Colorado. He counsels the human resources department and other units within Level 3 on employee relations matters, corporate policies and compliance programs. He joined Level 3 in 2011.
Prussman will receive the LGBT Bar's Out & Proud Award on January 12 at a reception in Denver.
- Level 3 was recognized by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) for receiving a perfect score on the Corporate Equality Index (CEI), a national benchmarking survey and report administered by HRC, which evaluates businesses on their LGBT initiatives. Level 3 satisfied all of CEI's criteria which includes non-discrimination workplace protections, domestic partner benefits, transgender-inclusive health care benefits, competency programs and public engagement with the LGBT community.
- Level 3 is a five-star winner of the 2016 Top Inclusive Workplace Cultures award from Mosaic, the Tulsa Regional Chamber's diversity business council.
- Among Level 3's nine employee resource groups is a growing LGBT employee resource group with more than 100 members.
- Level 3 supports its LGBT employees by participating in local PRIDE events, such as the 2016 marches in Tulsa and Denver
D'Arcy Kemnitz, Executive Director of the LGBT Bar
"Through both his personal and professional work, Jason has distinguished himself as a leader in the community. As an out and visible leader within a major communications services provider, and through his time on the board of director for the Colorado LGBT Bar Association, his career has been focused on service, community and the law. We are excited to honor him and recognize his contributions as an attorney and an advocate."
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About The National LGBT Bar Association
The National LGBT Bar Association is a national association of lawyers, judges and other legal professionals, law students, activists, and affiliated lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender legal organizations. The association promotes justice in and through the legal profession for the LGBT community in all its diversity. For more information, visit www.LGBTBar.org.
About Level 3 Communications
Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NYSE: LVLT) is a Fortune 500 company that provides local, national and global communications services to enterprise, government and carrier customers. Level 3's comprehensive portfolio of secure, managed solutions includes fiber and infrastructure solutions; IP-based voice and data communications; wide-area Ethernet services; video and content distribution; data center and cloud-based solutions. Level 3 serves customers in more than 500 markets in over 60 countries across a global services platform anchored by owned fiber networks on three continents and connected by extensive undersea facilities. For more information, please visit www.level3.com or get to know us on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.
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