PADUCAH, KY. – Dec. 18, 2015 – Computer Services, Inc. (CSI) (OTCQX: CSVI) proudly announced that its founder and board chairman, John A. Williams, is the recipient of Leadership Kentucky’s 2015 Flame of Excellence Award. The prestigious award honors outstanding Kentuckians who go bravely before and light the way for others. A well-respected entrepreneur, businessman and community leader, Williams received the award due to his long and distinguished career in public service.
Currently, he serves as chairman of the board for CSI, a technology company which he founded in Paducah in 1965 that now serves financial institutions and businesses nationwide. Williams recently served on the (Kentucky) Governor's Tax Reform Commission and as co-chair for the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Leadership Institute for School Principals. In addition to his current roles, Williams has served as chairman of the board of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, Louisville Branch; is a founder and former president of the Association for Financial Technology (AFT); and former chairman of CUBE (The Burroughs Computer Users).
As a result of his ongoing dedication to leadership and excellence, Williams has received numerous professional honors throughout his career.
In 2009, he was the recipient of the Dr. Gene Wells Ray Telecommunications Systems Management (TSM) Lifetime Achievement Award and was inducted into the University of Kentucky's Gatton College of Business and Economics Hall of Fame. Also in 2009, the Paducah Area Chamber presented Williams with its Summit Award for leadership in education and poverty. In 2006, he received the Governor's Technology Award as the individual who most deserved to be recognized as a leader in technology innovation in Kentucky.
Additionally, Williams is the first-ever recipient of Murray State University's Telecommunications Systems Management Department’s Entrepreneurship Award, and the university further honored him by naming the award the John A. Williams Entrepreneurship Award.
Williams is a graduate of the University of Kentucky. He received the 2015 Flame of Excellence Award during a presentation on Dec. 9, 2015.
About Computer Services, Inc.
Computer Services, Inc. (CSI) delivers core processing, managed services, mobile and Internet solutions, payments processing, print and electronic distribution, and regulatory compliance solutions to financial institutions and corporate customers across the nation. Exceptional service, dynamic solutions and superior results are the foundation of CSI’s reputation, and have resulted in the company’s inclusion in such top industry-wide rankings as the FinTech 100, Talkin’ Cloud 100 and MSPmentor Top 501 Global Managed Service Providers List. CSI’s stock is traded on OTCQX under the symbol CSVI. For more information about CSI, visit www.csiweb.com.