John
A team of IBM
sellers volunteered
at Shriners Hospital
for Children in
Houston in 2016
as part of the IBM
New Seller Journey
onboarding program.

In 2016, a team of sellers in the IBM New Sellers Journey onboarding program volunteered with Shriners Hospital for Children in Houston for their cohort project—which involves the new employees selecting a worthy cause they want to support and applying their expertise in areas of need.

The team received a 2016 IBM volunteer excellence award for their contributions.

Working in two phases, the team of Dan Arzonico, John Boyer, Jason Jackson, Keith Krystek, Lindsey Nyenhuis, Randall Swift, and Sanjeev Vohra made recommendations in logistics and social media designed to improve efficiency, patient outreach and brand awareness.

As a result of the IBM volunteers’ involvement, an IBM grant was awarded to Shriners to help them implement a local and national social media strategy and program.

The US IBM New Seller Journey team is among 14 other IBM teams and individuals who are recipients of the twelfth annual IBM Volunteer Excellence Award. The award is recognition from IBM Chairman and CEO Ginni Rometty, and is the highest form of global volunteer recognition given by the company to employees.


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