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This award goes to Kathleen D'Sylva

Kathleen D'Sylva, a Professional Services Team Lead in Oakville, is a 2018 recipient of Softchoice’s highest honor – the Jone Panavas Leadership Award.

Kathleen epitomizes our Softchoice values. Her dedication and professionalism as a Project Manager, Team Lead, philanthropist and colleague are well known and appreciated across Softchoice. She is a natural leader who mentors others with sincere enthusiasm and integrity.

Kathleen has personally shaped many widely-adopted processes and delivery frameworks within the project management organization. She created and maintains a Project Workbook as a one-stop shop tool to track customer information and project challenges and resolutions.

Kathleen is also passionately dedicated to Softchoice Cares. She served two consecutive terms on the Softchoice Cares board, including co-chair of the last board. She also organizes employee volunteer days at her local Salvation Army every year during the holiday season for the Oakville team. She also plans activities on Softchoice Cares Day – our company-wide volunteer day – for the Professional Services team to clean up and support the local Scout camps.

The highest honor at Softchoice, the Jone Panavas Leadership Award exemplifies the qualities of our fearless founder. The award celebrates individuals who are the gold standard of Softchoice's values, go-to teammates, and who demonstrate outstanding personal leadership and customer passion. Recipients of this award are recognized in front of the entire organization at Softchoice’s annual all-company conference.