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MENLO PARK, Calif., March 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- HDI, the world's largest membership association for help desk and technical support professionals, announced yesterday that Katherine Spencer Lee has been honored as this year's winner of the Ron Muns Lifetime Achievement Award. The award was presented yesterday evening at the 2011 HDI World Conference on Technical Service and Support in Las Vegas.
The HDI Ron Muns Lifetime Achievement Award was created in honor of HDI founder, Ron Muns, who retired in 2008 after a lifetime of dedication and service to the information technology (IT) support industry. Recipients of this award reflect the principles that Muns followed throughout his stewardship at HDI and demonstrate a dedication to the improvement of the support industry, including a willingness to share their expertise with others through publications, training, presentations and dedication to advancing the professionalism of the entire industry.
Lee is the former executive director of Robert Half Technology, the IT staffing division of global staffing firm Robert Half International. She currently oversees Robert Half's professional staffing operations in the Southeastern United States; Robert Half is the world's first and largest specialized staffing firm with more than 350 offices worldwide. Lee has been a professional member of HDI for more than 15 years.
"I'm grateful to the entire HDI community for this award," said Lee. "Technical support professionals are on the front lines. Their entire job is giving back; giving back to their organizations, to their coworkers and to the IT community. To receive an award from people who embody the pinnacle of service, commitment and dedication is an honor that words cannot adequately express."
A graduate of Northern Arizona University, Lee has been with Robert Half since 1995. In her role as the executive director for Robert Half Technology, she was actively involved with HDI chapters throughout North America, including participating in their Strategic Advisory Board and speaking at the annual conference.
A nationally recognized career authority, Lee has presented at dozens of conferences and events on hiring and management topics, as well as technology industry trends. She is regularly quoted by the media and has been cited in publications ranging from USA Today and BusinessWeek to The New York Times. She also has authored regular career columns for a variety of national publications, including Computerworld, SupportWorld and Certification Magazine.
About Robert Half Technology
With more than 100 locations worldwide, Robert Half Technology is a leading provider of technology professionals for initiatives ranging from web development and multiplatform systems integration to network security and technical support. Robert Half Technology offers online job search services at www.rht.com. Follow Robert Half Technology at www.twitter.com/RobertHalfTech.
HDI is a global IT service and technical support membership association and the industry's premier certification and training body. Guided by an international panel of industry experts and practitioners, HDI is the leading resource for IT service and technical support emerging trends and best practices. HDI provides members with a vast repository of resources, networking opportunities, and the largest industry event, the HDI Annual Conference & Expo. Headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colo., HDI offers training in multiple languages and countries. For more information, visit www.ThinkHDI.com or call 719.268.0174. HDI is part of UBM TechWeb, a division of United Business Media LLC.
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