Microsoft Taps Second MVP at KUA

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KISSIMMEE, Fla., Jan. 2, 2007 – Microsoft Corp. announced today that Kissimmee Utility Authority (KUA) system analyst/programmer Mark Coffman has been named a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for 2007.

This is the second consecutive year that he has earned the MVP designation.

Coffman is one of 2,600 MVPs worldwide and one of only 20 individuals to be honored in the MVP category of Windows Digital Media.

The MVP Award was established by Microsoft more than eleven years ago as a way to recognize amazing individuals for their outstanding contributions in a wide range of community activities. MVP status is awarded to the most active online community experts for their technical expertise and voluntary willingness to share their experience and commitment to helping others within the technical community. (Read more at http://mvp.support.microsoft.com)

“It’s great to see Mark recognized a second time for his contributions to the worldwide technical community,” said Jef Gray, KUA’s vice president of information technology. “As an employer we gain a more resourceful and insightful programmer as a result of Microsoft’s investment in their MVPs.”

Coffman began his career at KUA four years ago today.

Coffman joins KUA Internet programmer/analyst Rob Morris who was named a Microsoft MVP in October, his fourth consecutive year with the designation.

To recognize the contributions they make as MVPs, Coffman and Morris have been invited to attend the MVP Global Summit on March 12-15 at the Washington State Convention Center and at Microsoft Corporation’s main campus in Redmond, Wash.

Founded in 1901, KUA (www.kua.com) is Florida’s sixth largest community-owned utility providing electric 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