SAINT PAUL, Minn., June 30, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- GovDelivery, leading provider of cloud-based public sector communication solutions, announced that its CEO and co-Founder, Scott Burns was selected by the Saint Paul Area Chamber of Commerce Charitable Foundation to receive a 2014 HERBIE award. Now in its eleventh year, the H.E.R.B.I.E. award recognizes individuals and businesses that exemplify the traits inspired by its namesake, Herb Brooks: Humanitarian, Enterprising, Resilient, Bold, Inspiration and Ethical. Each year, two recipients are selected by the Chamber's Foundation Board. Burns and the Saint Paul Port Authority were honored at the Fifteenth Annual Charitable Foundation Luncheon last week in Saint Paul.
Kate Kelly, Chair of the Foundation Board, states, "Scott is not afraid to take a risk or support an issue he strongly believes in, nor is he afraid of failure. His support and enthusiasm for the Saint Paul community is contagious and we are fortunate to have his leadership and commitment to the East Metro Community."
GovDelivery was also recently recognized as fastest growing businesses in America's inner cities by the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City. Locally, the company was presented a Deubener award, which honors businesses that exemplify growth, excellence, risk, diversity and innovation. In addition, GovDelivery's Vice President of Client Services, Natalie Fedie, was one of 51 women recognized by the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal on the publication's 2014 Women in Business list. This award recognizes businesswomen for their leadership qualities, drive and commitment to serving the broader Twin Cities community.
"I'm extremely proud that GovDelivery and our team has been recognized for its contributions to the Minneapolis/St. Paul business community and was personally humbled to have received the incredible honor of a H.E.R.B.I.E award, which has been received by some of the most influential businesses in our community over the years," said Burns. "Our work right here with the City of St. Paul built the foundation for our work with more than 1,000 public sector organizations across the country, helping them to reach more citizens and get them to take action through impactful communications."
About Scott Burns, CEO and Co-Founder of GovDelivery
Scott Burns co-founded GovDelivery in 2000 just a few months before the City of St. Paul became the company's first customer. He has spent the past decade supporting his passion of encouraging open government, civic engagement, and technology innovation in the public sector. Burns believes that effective use of technology provides the best opportunity to make both citizens and government better. Prior to co-founding GovDelivery, Burns was the eighth hire at a software company that grew into a 100+ person company and was a consultant at McKinsey and Company. In 2006, he was honored with the "Forty Under 40" award from the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal and was named one of 5 "Emerging Leaders" by Twin Cities Business magazine. In 2008, he was one of 25 individuals in the private sector named to Federal Computer Week's (FCW) prestigious Federal 100 list recognizing people who significantly influence how federal government uses information technology. Burns serves on the board of the Saint Paul Chamber of Commerce and the St. Paul Public Schools Foundation. He also sat on the strategic planning advisory committee for the Saint Paul Libraries in 2010 and is an active member of the Minnesota Citizens League. He graduated from Dartmouth College with a degree in Economics.
GovDelivery enables public sector organizations to connect with more people and get those people to take action. More than 1,000 organizations, from the smallest local parks to the largest national agencies, trust GovDelivery's secure, scalable platform to deliver highly impactful communications. In total, GovDelivery connects its clients with more than 65 million people. GovDelivery's enterprise-class, cloud-based technology allows organizations to meet mission and program goals, resulting in safer communities, happier commuters, healthier families, and better government. GovDelivery is an ICG (Nasdaq:ICGE) company. For more information, visit www.govdelivery.com.
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