KUA Programmer Named Microsoft MVP

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KISSIMMEE, Fla., Oct. 4, 12:30 p.m. – Microsoft Corp. today announced that Kissimmee Utility Authority (KUA) Internet programmer/analyst Rob Morris has been named a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for 2007. This is the fourth consecutive year that he has earned the MVP designation.

Morris is one of only 21 individuals worldwide to be honored in the MVP category of Windows Digital Media.

“With more than 10 years of experience in information technology, Rob is recognized as one of the leaders in the worldwide digital media community,” said Jef Gray, KUA’s vice president of information technology. “This is a well deserved honor, and we congratulate him.”

Microsoft began issuing the MVP awards more than 11 years ago to honor individual users across 87 countries for their outstanding contributions to the Microsoft community. According to the Microsoft website, “MVPs are recognized, credible, and accessible individuals with expertise in one or more Microsoft products who actively participate in online and offline communities to share their knowledge and expertise with other Microsoft customers.” (Read more at http://mvp.support.microsoft.com)

To recognize the contributions they make, MVPs have the opportunity to meet with Microsoft executives and participate in technical content development. In addition, MVPs receive early access to technology, which keeps them on the cutting edge.

Morris began his career at KUA in 1998.

Founded in 1901, KUA (www.kua.com) is Florida’s sixth largest community-owned utility providing electric, water and telecommunication services to 170,000 residents in five Central Florida counties.

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Chris M. Gent
(407) 933-7777 x 1116
cgent@kua.com