(Bingham Farms, MI)
The YES Foundation has honored David Segura, CEO of VisionIT, as its 2012 Distinguished American in recognition of his dedication to four key areas of a balanced life: family, community, education and business. Segura received the award at The Distinguished American Award Breakfast on Thursday, May 24, 2012 at The Townsend Hotel, in Birmingham.
The Distinguished American Award began in 2010 as a way to highlight role models for students in the YES for PREP program. YES for PREP is a program that identifies high potential 7th grade minority students and subjects them to a rigorous 14 month supplemental academic program to prepare them for the entrance to academically challenging high schools that partner with The Yes Foundation.
Mr. Segura is a devoted husband and father, and is passionate about educating area youth about technology. He founded VisionIT in 1997, and under his leadership, it has grown into one of Michigan’s largest IT companies as well as being recognized as one of the largest minority-owned businesses in the United States. VisionIT provides IT managed services, IT staffing and overall vendor management of contract personnel for Fortune 500 corporations including Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson, HP, AT&T, Macy’s, UPS, Comerica, and Toyota. Other clients include Banamex and Detroit Public Schools as well as healthcare systems and state and local governments. VisionIT operates across the U.S., with additional locations in Puerto Rico, Mexico and India, generating revenues of over $250 million per year. The company manages 3,500 consultants and employs nearly 1,000 people, including 300 in Detroit.
Mr. Segura has served on many community boards including the Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce, Detroit Economic Growth Corporation, the Heat and Warmth Fund, and the Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. Nationally, he was the co-founder and past Vice-Chair of HITEC (Hispanic Information Technology Executive Council), as well as currently being active in the National Minority Supplier Development Council and ITSMF (Information Technology Senior Management Forum).
In the last couple years, Mr. Segura has become a sought-after voice at the highest levels of government. He serves on the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Advisory Council on Minority Business Enterprise and has participated in
White House roundtable discussions on technology and job growth. In 2010, Mr. Segura was appointed by President Obama to serve on the Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations with the U.S. Trade Ambassador.
VisionIT, Inc. is a global leader in the areas of information technology consulting, managed services, staffing and vendor management. For more than 15 years, VisionIT combines focus, agility, streamlined operations and the most talented IT professionals to deliver unmatched services to many Fortune 500 corporations and large government agencies. With 20 U.S. offices, personnel in 38 U.S. states, and global operations in Puerto Rico, Mexico and India, VisionIT operates FAST. To learn more about this growing technology leader visit www.visionit.com.