CLEVELAND, OH--(Marketwired - March 03, 2014) - MCPc, a national technology integrator and consultancy, announced that Amanda Lockhart, manager of marketing & events, was award CBC Magazine's Corporate Event Planner of the Year, and was honored at the Connectors Choice Awards.
The Connectors Choice Awards are an annual event produced by CBC Magazine, and they serve to honor the best speakers, venues, organizers, fundraisers and commercial companies who contribute to event planning and production. Lockhart was selected as one of five finalists in her category, and the event hosted thousands of nominations across 26 categories. "I am absolutely thrilled to accept this award, and am proud for what it means to MCPc. People come to our events expecting a rich knowledge transfer and a first-class experience, and that's exactly what they receive. I am so proud and encouraged, and look forward to maintaining this momentum as MCPc continues to be a thought leader in the I.T. industry."
Jed Ayres, chief marketing officer for MCPc, said, "This award validates our events, and reinforces MCPc's standing as the best technology company in Northeast Ohio, and an industry leader nationwide. We simply could not do this without Amanda. Her skills at pulling off over 200 events in the past 2 years can't be overstated, and we are delighted at her receipt of this outstanding recognition."
CBC Magazine's recognition of Lockhart specifically identified the 2013 MCPc National Kick Off event, as well as the ten-city Gear Up: Iron Man 3 promotional event produced in partnership with HP and VMware. Additionally, Lockhart was given accolades for her planning and execution of MCPc's Silicon
Valley Bus Tour events, where MCPc travels with CIOs from across the United States to Northern California to receive high-level strategic briefings at the headquarters of major technology manufacturers like Apple, Cisco, Dell, HP, NetApp and VMware. MCPc also received recognition for its Gear Up: Iron Man 3 multi-city event, being runner-up for the Corporate Event of the Year.
MCPc's next event to be produced by Lockhart is scheduled to take place on March 12th at MCPc's headquarters in Cleveland, HP's Total Datacenter Vision, and will be featuring Sue Barsamian, senior vice president at HP, Mark Linesch, vice president at HP, and Carl Claunch, vp and distinguished analyst at Gartner Research. The event, which will also be available via web stream, will include presentations, a hands-on technology showcase, and select 1-on-1 meetings. Complimentary breakfast and lunch are included, and registration is free.
MCPc delivers scalable solutions to host, secure and optimize an anyplace workspace-helping clients empower their employees to work from anywhere, and on any device. The company is a top 100 solution integrator, driven by partnerships with the world's leading technology providers. Headquartered in Cleveland, and with branch locations across the United States, MCPc maintains practice areas in data center and virtualization, borderless networks, collaboration, personal systems, mobility, imaging and printing, and professional and managed services.