KISSIMMEE, Fla., October 9, 2008 – Microsoft Corp. today announced that Kissimmee Utility Authority (KUA) Internet application specialist Rob Morris has been named a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for 2009. This is the sixth consecutive year that he has earned the prestigious MVP designation.
The Microsoft MVP Award (https://mvp.support.microsoft.com/gp/mvpexecsum) is an annual award that recognizes exceptional technology community leaders worldwide who actively share their high quality, real world expertise with users and Microsoft. Worldwide, there are over 100 million participants in technical communities; of these participants, there are fewer than 5,000 active Microsoft MVPs.
Morris received his recognition in the category of digital media and is one of only 16 individuals worldwide to be honored this year.
“Rob is one of technology’s best and brightest,” said Jef Gray, KUA’s vice president of information technology. “We congratulate him for again being recognized as one of the leaders in the worldwide digital media community.”
Microsoft began issuing the MVP awards more than 14 years ago to honor individual users across 90 countries for their outstanding contributions to the Microsoft community. MVPs have the opportunity to meet with Microsoft executives, participate in technical content development and receive early access to technology.
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 and telecommunication services to 170,000 residents in five Central Florida counties.
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Chris M. Gent