Micro Inc. today announced associate and philanthropist Patrick
Smith, one of the industry leader’s technology consultants based in
Buffalo, has been named the recipient of Ingram Micro’s global 2018
Martha Ingram Leadership Award.
The Martha Ingram Leadership Award recognizes outstanding leadership and
dedication to philanthropic service, and is the most prestigious
individual honor an Ingram Micro associate can receive. The annual award
celebrates company founder, Martha Ingram’s legacy as an outstanding
business leader and community philanthropist by recognizing associates
and teams who exemplify leadership, commitment, and integrity and trust,
as well as those who support the company’s philanthropic activities
and/or contribute to local communities outside the company.
“We congratulate Patrick on this well-deserved recognition and thank him
for his continued service to the Buffalo community,” says Paul Bay,
executive vice president and group president of the Americas at Ingram
Micro. “Philanthropic efforts and local community outreach and are part
of Ingram Micro’s DNA, and each year we celebrate those individuals and
groups that are making a significant difference in their communities and
With over 30 years of IT experience and 21 years at Ingram Micro, Smith
channels his passion for technology and cybersecurity into his volunteer
work for the Western New York community and abroad. Outside the office,
Smith actively leads and participates in several local charitable
endeavors, including conducting free cyber-safety workshops dedicated to
teaching children and parents how to be smart and safe online. To date,
Smith has presented his message of Online Safety to over 2,500 children
and adults within the Western New York area and Puerto Rico.
Smith’s outside philanthropic efforts have contributed significantly to
Ingram Micro securing the McAfee Community Service Leader Award from
security partner, McAfee for the past four consecutive years.
Additionally, Smith has been asked to speak about his workshops at the
McAfee Technical Forum.
“I am honored to receive this award,” says Smith. “If I can help save
the life of one child through the messages we are delivering, it is
worth all the time and effort put into this program.”
In addition to Smith, two Ingram Micro groups were recognized as 2018
award recipients – Ingram Micro’s Manila H.O.P.E Committee in the
Philippines and Sofia CSR Activity Group in Bulgaria.
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