OVERLAND PARK, Kan., Nov. 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- QTS Realty Trust (NYSE: QTS), an international provider of data centers, managed hosting and cloud services, today announced that for the second year in a row, Travis Wright, Site Director at QTS' Dallas-Fort Worth data center, was named to The Dallas 500 - a list of North Texas' most influential business leaders compiled by the editors of D CEO, a publication of D Magazine.
D CEO recognizes the region's most powerful leaders in 60 business categories and compiles the list based on extensive contacts in local business circles, hundreds of interviews and months of research. The result is The Dallas 500, the definitive list of the most influential leaders in North Texas who make Dallas-Fort Worth a powerful economic force. Wright oversees the state-of-the-art Dallas-Fort Worth data center facility, which has grown to now serve more than 60 diverse customers. "I am again humbled by my inclusion in The Dallas 500. I owe a great deal of my success to QTS' Dallas-Fort Worth data center team members who make a positive impact each day for our customers and in the community since our opening in 2014," said Wright. Wright, who has a combined 34 years in critical facility and energy efficiency management experience, has led the QTS Dallas-Fort Worth data center since its October 2014 opening, and manages more than 80 full-time and contract employees. "We couldn't have established ourselves so quickly in the Dallas-Fort Worth market without the leadership and expertise from Travis," said Jim Reinhart, Chief Operating Officer, Development and Operations - QTS. " Dallas-Fort Worth, and the great state of Texas as a whole, is a competitive market. We are powered by great people like Travis and his team, and offer premium solutions and customer service that differentiates us from other data center providers." As part of QTS' commitment to the community, QTS Dallas held an open house earlier this year and sponsored the Fourth Annual Texas Data Center Summit in early October that had more than 300 data center real estate and technology infrastructure leaders in attendance.