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ProTech Sponsors the First Annual MEMTECH Awards


As technology has increasingly become an integral part of life, Memphis has grown as a leader in the ever-changing field. Home to companies and individuals who find cutting edge solutions and spark creative new ideas, the city is continually making great strides in technology, thanks to leaders and innovators in the Mid-South. ProTech Services Group is proud to be a leading technology provider in our area, and happy to celebrate the hard-working professionals who make great contributions to our field.

Most recently, ProTech Services Group was a gold sponsor of the MEMTECH Awards, honoring the very best in local technological achievement. The event was co-founded by the Memphis chapter of the Society for Information Management (SIM), a not-for-profit membership organization of senior technology leaders that represents over 65 local companies, educational institutions, and local governments. In partnership with Memphis Magazine, SIM-Memphis honored eight MEMTECH winners with a dinner at the FedEx Event Center at Shelby Farms Park on Thursday, February 8, 2024.

ProTech offers hearty congratulations to the winners in the following categories:

CIO/IT Leader for a Private Organization: Marc Hamer, EVP, CIO, & CTO at Orgill

CIO/IT Leader for a Public Organization: Sandra Jeffries-Perry, CIO, Shelby County Government

Community Leader of the Year: Audrey Willis, Code Crew Co-founder

Crisis Leadership: Joel Tracy, CIO, IMC Companies

Cybersecurity Leader of the Year: Lana Davenport, CISO, Sylvamo

Trailblazer Award: Calandra Cleveland, IT Director, Autozone

Technology Educator of the Year: Cashundra Jefferson, Senior Manager, Memphis-Shelby County Schools

Legacy Award: Rob Carter, EVP & CIO, FedEx

The ProTech team turned out in force to applaud the winners. President and CEO Dan Weddle had the honor of presenting Marc Hamer with the Leadership Award.

As Memphis is increasingly recognized as a national leader in technology, the team at ProTech looks forward to seeing the MEMTECH Awards continue each year, honoring the best and brightest in technology and technological education.