Vaco Executive Vice President Attends AITP Member Summit

From: MMI Public Relations
Published: Fri Mar 12 2010

David R. Rhode, managing partner of Vaco Raleigh, LLC (, an executive placement and consulting firm, has announced that Vern McDonald, business development director in the firm’s information technology practice, who also serves as executive vice president of the RTP chapter of the Association of Information Technology Professionals, attended the AITP Members Summit held Jan. 22-23 in Chicago. Awards were presented for excellence in the field of Information Technology. McDonald accepted an award for Distinguished Information Science on behalf of Dr. James Goodnight, CEO of SAS in Cary, N.C.

"We are proud that Vern was in attendance at the AITP Members Summit," said Rhode. "He is a strong presence in his field, and this was a great opportunity for him to share his knowledge with other professionals in the IT industry."

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