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Alvaka Networks’ Executive Kevin McDonald Earns Inaugural AeA, Excellence in Government Advocacy Award

Irvine, Calif. (PRWEB) May 27, 2008

Alvaka Networks’ Executive Vice President Kevin McDonald accepted the 2008 Award for Excellence in Government Advocacy from the AeA Orange County/Inland Empire Council at its 15th annual High-Tech Innovation Awards on April 28, 2008 in front of a sold-out crowd of 400 industry and community leaders. Moving forward, this designation will be known as the Kevin McDonald Excellence in Government Advocacy Award.

“McDonald’s efforts have truly bridged a long-standing gap between industry and legislators at the grassroots level,” said Roxanne Gould, senior vice president, state government affairs, AeA. “The model he created is being replicated across the country. We only wish we could clone him! His passion for political advocacy is obvious to anyone who meets him. He is driven to accomplish impactful action not just talk about it.”

McDonald has spent the past decade striving to achieve a position of influence to protect America’s children. His success as an executive with Alvaka Networks enabled him to gain an audience with some of America’s most influential business, community and government leaders. He is an active officer and member of the nationally prominent boards of AeA and Web Wise Kids, where he has converted that access into positive change and even greater access.

“Kevin’s expertise and absolute commitment to driving positive public policy in the tech sector and in protection of children has led to significant forward thinking and real change,” said Don Hicks, executive director, AeA Orange County/Inland Empire Council. “Kevin has brought a new spark to our political efforts and refocused our imperatives. His energy and strategic abilities are contagious and incredibly positive.”

As part of his efforts, McDonald travels regularly to Washington D.C. and the California state capital, where he works to help frame debates and influence key decisions on technology and child safety issues. A tireless cyber security and Internet safety advocate, McDonald also is the author of the novel, Practically Invisible. McDonald works to balance his advocacy for the interests of the high-tech industry, with his mission to protect America’s children and families from predators.

“I am so completely humbled by this award,” McDonald said. “AeA is a fantastic organization that has been supported by highly dedicated people since 1943. I am driven by a moral imperative and common sense as I simply expand on the efforts of those who make up this incredible organization. Words just can’t describe this amazing honor.”

About Alvaka Networks Inc.

Alvaka Networks Inc., headquartered in Irvine, Calif., is a leading provider of advanced network systems management, monitoring, security and integration services. Alvaka’s core company purpose is to constantly improve the way networks are managed and secured. Visit the company web site at http://www.alvaka.net.

About AeA (formerly the American Electronics Association)

Founded in 1943, AeA, is a nationwide non-profit trade association that represents all segments of the technology industry. We do this in partnership with our small, medium, and large member companies by lobbying governments at the state, federal, and international levels; providing access to capital and business opportunities; and offering select business services and networking programs.

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Identity Theft 911 Chief Executive Officer Receives Communitas Award for Excellence in Corporate Social Responsibility

(PRWEB) January 11, 2012

Identity Theft 911, the nations premier identity management and data risk management services provider, today announced that chief executive officer, Matt Cullina, has been named winner of a Communitas award for his work in helping to protect foster teens from becoming victims of identity theft. Cullina is fully entrenched in foster youth identity theft issues through his professional experience with a leading provider of identity management services, as well as his personal experience as a foster parent and adoptive parent. An ongoing effort among subject matter experts at Identity Theft 911, the win demonstrates the companys commitment to working together to create an impactful and rewarding philanthropy program.

Communitas Awards recognize exceptional businesses, organizations and individuals for excellence in community service and corporate social responsibility. The Award is an international effort to recognize the spirit of communitas people helping people. Communitas winners generously give of themselves and their resources, and are changing the way they do business to benefit their communities.

Matt and his team exemplify the true meaning of the Communitas Award; they unselfishly give of themselves and they are forever-changing their surrounding community, said Ed Dalheim, executive director, Communitas Awards. Matts involvement and passion for protecting and helping foster youth is shown through his teams commitment to foster youth issues and demonstrated through Identity Theft 911s pledge to corporate social responsibility.

Cullina has been an active contributor on the legislative front by working with U.S. Representative Jim Langevin of Rhode Island on a bill to protect foster youth from financial abuse. The bill was signed into law on October 11, 2011, and contains provisions that shield foster youth from identity theft, as well as provide resolution and support services should identity theft occur. On July 11, Cullina donated his time to serve as a panelist at the FTC forum Stolen Futures for child identity theft, which highlighted issues in the foster care system.

Matt has been a tremendous partner in efforts to give foster youth the opportunities they deserve, providing invaluable leadership to help address the unique challenges faced by an underserved community, said Langevin. This recognition for corporate social responsibility is certainly well-earned.

As one of Cullinas main efforts, Identity Theft 911 united with First Star, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of America’s abused and neglected children. First Star Founder Peter Samuelson and Cullina delivered a series of educational seminars to ninth grade foster children in Los Angeles County in a program called the First Star UCLA Bruin Academy. Cullinas team of fraud specialists donated their time and training during the five week course. Identity Theft 911 and First Star will replicate this academy at universities and colleges throughout the country in 2012.

We are in a unique position to create a positive impact on the lives of foster youth, especially in helping them achieve financial stability and start with a clean identity profile, said Matt Cullina. It is tremendously rewarding to have my teams efforts recognized by the Communitas Awards committee.

About Identity Theft 911

Founded in 2003, Identity Theft 911 is the nations premier consultative provider of identity and data risk management, resolution and education services. The company serves 13 million households across the country and provides fraud solutions for a range of organizations, including Fortune 500 companies, the countrys largest insurance companies, corporate benefit providers, banks and credit unions and membership organizations. Since 2005, the company has helped more than 150,000 businesses manage data breaches. For more information, please visit http://www.idt911.com.

About Communitas Awards

Communitas Awards is an outgrowth of the pro bono recognition program of the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals (http://www.amcpros.com), a several thousand member group that honors creative achievement and fosters partnerships with charities and community organizations. As part of its mission, AMCP gives grants to community organizations and underwrites a large portion of Communitas expenses.

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Is Presidents Council Evading Executive Order Telling Children It Is Okay to Copy and Not Follow Rules?

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) June 06, 2012

By issuing the Money As You Grow Tool, the Presidents Advisory Council on Financial Capability (PACFC) appears to be sending a clear message to everyone around the globe, including children and developers, that it is okay to waste tax dollars and to bend and break rules, said Sam X Renick, a nationally recognized expert in the field of financial education for youth, creator of childrens character Sammy Rabbit, and founder of the Its a Habit Company (http://www.facebook.com/itsahabit). It also appears to say you can copy the work of others without giving them credit, as long as you change or rearrange a word here or there. This appears wrong, because it is wrong.

Here are the four most significant reasons Sammy Rabbit and the It’s a Habit Team strongly believe Americans and consumer protection agencies/advocates should be very concerned about the Money As You Grow Tool:


IDentity Theft 911 Chief Executive Officer to Lead Social Media and Insurer Risk Discussion at NAMIC Personal Lines Seminar


April 8, 2013 NAMIC Personal Lines (PRWEB) April 08, 2013 — IDentity Theft 911, the nations premier consultative provider of identity and data risk management, resolution and education services, today announced that IDentity Theft 911 CEO Matt Cullina will lead a session at the NAMIC 2013 Personal Lines Seminar April 10-12 in Chicago.

Cullina will present Not So Tweet and InnocentHow Social Media Impacts Personal Lines on Thursday, April 11 from 8:30 a.m. 9:30 a.m. CDT. The presentation will focus on the increasing use of social media and the internet and the emerging risk areas for insurers, like:

Local Female Clinical Research Executive Receives Industry Distinction as an Innovator for Change

Winston-Salem, NC (PRWEB) April 11, 2013

Greater Gift Initiative, Inc., in conjunction with PMG Research, Inc., announced today that Jennifer Byrne, President and Founder of Greater Gift Initiative and President and CEO of PMG Research, has been recognized by CenterWatch as one of 20 Innovators Changing the Face of the Clinical Trials Industry. CenterWatch, a leading source of data and information analysis on clinical trials, marks its twentieth anniversary this year and is honoring forward-thinking individuals within the industry who share a commitment of developing and implementing new approaches to re-shape the drug development process.

Among her contributions is her vision and resulting foundation of Greater Gift Initiative, whose mission is to advance global health and highlight the greater good of clinical trial participation by gifting a vaccine to a child in need in honor of each clinical trial volunteer. On behalf of PMG Research, the Greater Gift Initiative has donated 18,700 vaccines through partnerships with the GAVI Alliance and Rotary Internationals End Polio Now campaign. The Greater Gift Initiative began under the PMG Research umbrella but is now a not-for-profit organization that expanded this year to include other research site networks.

Ms. Byrne, who would like to see vaccine donations an industry standard for honoring volunteers, is committed to elevating the role of the clinical trial process in support of this mission to advance global health and believes that its important to reinforce that what we do really is meaningful and does make a difference. Clinical trial participants are helping shape the healthcare of tomorrow by giving researchers the opportunity to gather information about the effectiveness of medications theyre trying to get to market. Without volunteers to participate in clinical trials, new medications cannot be developed and become available to the public. PMG Research is extremely grateful for the willingness of thousands of volunteers that have trusted us over the past 34 years and have made such an enormous impact on the quality of life we enjoy every day. Were applauding and recognizing our volunteers by passing on the good will to another person whose life may be saved by receiving the vaccination, said Ms. Byrne. In essence, participating in a trial with PMG Research allows for an opportunity to help future generations in more than one way.

Greater Gift Initiative and GAVI Alliance have been selected as a finalist in the Best Vaccine Partnership / Alliance category for the 6th annual Vaccine Industry Excellence (ViE) Awards. PMG Research of Wilmington has been selected as a finalist in the Best Clinical Site & Trial Network category for its work with vaccine trials. Winners will be announced at the April 17th Awards Ceremony at World Vaccine Congress & Expo in Washington, DC.

About PMG Research, Inc.

PMG Research, Inc. is an Integrated Site Network (ISN) based in Winston-Salem, NC. The staff and physicians at PMG Research have contributed to the development of hundreds of medications, medical devices and vaccines. Our mission as an Integrated Site Network is to provide unparalleled service to our clinical trial partners. We commit to progress, integrity and excellence. http://www.pmg-research.com

About Greater Gift Initiative, Inc.

The Greater Gift Initiative, Inc. honors the clinical trial volunteers who make the advancement of medicine possible by giving one vaccine to one child each time one volunteer makes the important decision to participate in a clinical trial. http://www.GreaterGiftInitiative.org

About GAVI Alliance

GAVI is a public-private global health partnership committed to saving childrens lives and protecting peoples health by increasing access to immunization in poor countries. Since 2000, GAVI has worked with developing countries to help vaccinate 370 million children and save more than 5.5 million lives. The GAVI Campaign 501 (c) (3) is a US public charity whose charitable mission includes supporting immunization programs in developing countries, including programs in support of the GAVI Alliance. http://www.gavialliance.org

About Rotary Internationals End Polio Now

Rotary International launched the global fight against polio in 1985 and since then has helped immunize more than 2.5 billion cases. Rotarys effort to rid the world of polio is 99% complete. When successful, this effort will represent only the second time mankind has ever completely eliminated a disease. http://www.rotary.org

About CenterWatch

Founded in 1994, CenterWatch is a trusted source and global destination for clinical trials information for both professionals and patients. Located in Boston, CenterWatch provides proprietary data and information analysis on clinical trials through a variety of newsletters, books, databases, and information services used by pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, CROs, SMOs, and investigative sites involved in the management and conduct of clinical trials. http://www.centerwatch.com

Commercial Programming Systems, Inc., Introduces New Focus and Announces Promotions; Al Strong Named Chief Executive Officer/ Chairman and Phil Sawyer Named President.

(PRWEB) July 21, 2001

LOS ANGELES, CA – Commercial Programming Systems, Inc., (CPS), a Human Capital Management Services company specializing in contract, lease to hire, direct placement, web solutions and specialty recruiting of information technology professionals, recently announced promotions in upper management. Founder and president, Al Strong, will now hold the position of chief executive officer (CEO) and chairman. It was also announced that former executive vice president, Phil Sawyer, would be promoted to president.