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CLEARWATER, Fla., April 26, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --
Tech Data Corporation (Nasdaq:TECD), a leading distributor of IT products and services, today announced that Pete Peterson, the company's senior vice president, U.S. Sales, has received the 2013 Florida Multicultural Leadership Award. The award was presented to Peterson by the Florida Diversity Council earlier this month at the Diversity and Leadership Conference in Orlando.
"We are proud to recognize Pete for being named the recipient of the 2013 Florida Multicultural Leadership Award," said Murray Wright, president, the Americas at Tech Data. "Pete not only leads our U.S. sales team at Tech Data, but he also serves as the executive sponsor of our Diversity and Inclusion Council, dedicating his time and efforts to ensure we have a strong foundation in fostering an inclusive environment for our employees. We congratulate Pete on this honor."
Criteria to be considered for the award include:
Demonstrates leadership excellence in the public and/or private sectors
Sustains a record of accomplishments and/or contributions to field of work throughout scope of his/her career
Demonstrates leadership characteristics in community/or high visibility in the community
Retains commendable reputation with colleagues and superiors
Exhibits and demonstrates a commitment to the highest ethical standards and professional excellence
"On behalf of the National Diversity Council, it truly was an honor to recognize Pete Peterson for his outstanding diversity efforts," said Dennis Kennedy, chief executive officer of the Florida Diversity Council. "His leadership within Tech Data's Diversity Council is a true demonstration of the ideal Multicultural Leadership Award Recipient. We appreciate Pete's attendance at this year's Diversity & Leadership Conference and congratulate him for this admirable award."
About the Multicultural Leadership Award
There is something to be said of those who achieve excellence despite the odds. While minorities are still underrepresented in powerful leadership positions, there are still those who demonstrate the determination needed to make a difference. The National Diversity Council seeks not only to uphold and promote the principles of diversity and leadership but also seeks to recognize those individuals who personify those principles. The Multicultural Leadership Award is designed to recognize individuals who have made a difference through their achievements and exemplify the ability to excel in their field.