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VisionIT CEO delivers keynote address at 7th Annual Wayne County Hispanic Heritage Event; Wins Business Leader Award

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(Detroit, MI)

VisionIT CEO David Segura delivered a heartfelt keynote address at the 7th Annual Wayne County Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration titled “Empowered Latinos: Forging a New Vision”. He also received an award for Leadership in Business by the event’s host, Wayne County Executive Robert Ficano.

Segura during his speech focused on the important role that his familia (family), who settled in Wayne County more than 90 years ago, has played in his ability to achieve his dreams.

“My grandparents came from Mexico with a belief and vision that a greater future existed here in Wayne County,” he said during the speech. “My parents being born and raised in Southwest Detroit set out on their quest to create a better life for the Segura family… My father often reminded me, that working in the auto factories was his purpose but not where he wanted me to be…That working as an executive in corporate America would be my destiny.”

He also acknowledged how the Hispanic community in Wayne County has played an important role in his ability to develop as an executive; and how great people from the community have been willing to join his team to make it a success.

“Today, I also have many friends here in this community, who have watched me grow the vision I set out to create close to 13 years ago…that vision has evolved as I continued to learn more and more…”

“I added great people to our company, people like Larry Arreguin…he is a great example of someone from this community who said, let me help you, let me help you get connected and understand how to do business here.”

Segura also told the crowd of over 300 Hispanic community activists and leaders about VisionIT’s continued commitment to being an advocate for Wayne County. He shared a story about a Fortune 1000 CEO who he hosted for a meeting that had not been to Detroit for years. He said by the end of that visit, the CEO said,

“…he was impressed by our airport, impressed by VisionIT headquarters in New Center Detroit and our downtown area. He said, wow you have something special here and you are right in the center of it. How do I invest with you in growing because this place has so much potential?”
Since that visit, Segura shared that the leadership of that company has been back several times and finalized an agreement to do business with his firm because he was able to leverage Wayne County and the lower cost of doing business here.

After the speech, Ficano presented Segura with a business leadership award from Wayne County.

About VisionIT
Headquartered in Detroit, VisionIT, Inc. has quickly become a global leader in the areas of information technology staffing, managed services, and vendor management. Now in its 12th year, VisionIT has established a proven track record of delivering the best in staffing and solutions to many Fortune 500 corporations, large government agencies and public school districts. With 14 offices nationwide, VisionIT boasts a national reach in every major U.S. market, managing more than 3,500 of the nation’s most talented professionals. VisionIT also provides services in the Middle East and leverages resources in India. www.visionitinc.com

VisionIT CEO named 2009 Hispanic Entrepreneur of the Year by the State of Michigan

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(Detroit, MI)

VisionIT CEO David Segura was named by The Michigan Commission on Spanish Speaking Affairs as their 2009 Hispanic Entrepreneur of the Year during the Latinos Leading in a Global Society ceremony in Lansing, Michigan.

VisionIT’s Director of Recruiting Operations, Dan Van Slambrook, was present to accept the award on his behalf.

Segura said the following after learning he won, “I am honored to have been awarded the 2009 Hispanic Entrepreneur of the Year by The Commission on Spanish Speaking Affairs. While many other organizations have had to downsize over this past year as a result of the rough economic climate facing our nation, VisionIT has continued to create jobs and invest in the State of Michigan. I truly appreciate this recognition from our State and the Hispanic community.”

As the recipient of the entrepreneur of the year honor, Segura was also awarded a special recognition from State Representative Rashida H. Tlaib. She is the representative for the City of Detroit’s 12th District; a community located on the southwest side of Detroit that has had continuous economic and Hispanic population growth over the past decade.

About VisionIT
Headquartered in Detroit, VisionIT, Inc. has quickly become a global leader in the areas of information technology staffing, managed services, and vendor management. Now in its 12th year, VisionIT has established a proven track record of delivering the best in staffing and solutions to many Fortune 500 corporations, large government agencies and public school districts. With 14 offices nationwide, VisionIT boasts a national reach in every major U.S. market, managing more than 3,500 of the nation’s most talented professionals. VisionIT also provides services in the Middle East and leverages resources in India. www.visionitinc.com

VisionIT receives 2009 Supplier of the year award from the Michigan Minority Business Development Council

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(Detroit, MI)

VisionIT was the recipient of the 2009 Supplier of the Year award at the 26th Annual Michigan Minority Business Development Council Awards Dinner. The fast-growth staffing, IT managed services, and vendor management firm won the top honor for the largest minority business category (revenues greater than $50 million).

“This was a long-term goal for VisionIT not only since it recognizes outstanding service delivery but our commitment to growing other minority-owned businesses,” said Carolyn Fortenberry, Director of Supplier Relations who accepted the award on behalf of VisionIT. “It was such a tremendous honor to be recognized by the MMBDC for the work we do each day.”

In order for VisionIT to have been considered for the Supplier of the Year award, another MMBDC member corporation who works with VisionIT had to nominate the company. To win the award a minority-owned business must demonstrate outstanding service delivery for member corporations, innovation in its solutions, significant spend with other minority-owned businesses, corporate HR diversity initiatives, and long-term community activity. All of the above are common business practices of VisionIT since it opened its doors more than 12 years ago.

About VisionIT
Headquartered in Detroit, VisionIT, Inc. has quickly become a global leader in the areas of information technology staffing, managed services, and vendor management. Now in its 12th year, VisionIT has established a proven track record of delivering the best in staffing and solutions to many Fortune 500 corporations, large government agencies and public school districts. With 14 offices nationwide, VisionIT boasts a national reach in every major U.S. market, managing more than 3,500 of the nation’s most talented professionals. VisionIT also provides services in the Middle East and leverages resources in India. www.visionitinc.com