NetStandard is honored to announce that Grant Burch, Clarity Engineer, and Natalie McAllister Jackson, Corporate Communications, have been named to KC Business magazine’s Rising Stars Class of 2014!
Now in its fifth year, KC Business magazine receives nominations from around the metro area for stellar professionals under the age of 40 in the creative, entrepreneurial, nonprofit and corporate communities. Nominees are then submitted anonymously to a panel of independent judges from several KC-area businesses. These judges select winners based on the nominees’ professional accomplishments and philanthropic involvement.
Grant Burch, “Magic Man”
After starting his career with NetStandard as a Tier I service desk technician, Grant Burch has worked his way up the ranks to Clarity Engineer. As a Clarity Engineer, Grant is an integral part of NetStandard’s IT managed services division. As such, his daily tasks include administering systems, addressing issues and updates, reviewing logs and ensuring that NetStandard’s managed IT clients—all located in the greater Kansas City area—receive top-notch support and superior systems management. In his role as a Clarity Engineer, Grant has taken ownership of NetStandard’s quarterly review process. His efforts to streamline this process has enabled NetStandard to take reviews that were previously ineffective and time consuming and turn them into a worthwhile endeavor that can be accomplished in less than half the time of our old review process. Additionally, Grant has seen that reviews produce better information that can be readily scaled for larger projects. Grant is also active in a number of unique civic and philanthropic activities. An avid athlete, he is a member of a Slow-Pitch Men’s E team at the Holmes Sports Complex and a regular on Olathe Christian Church’s basketball court. Grant participates in the Voodoo Misfits KC Teddy Bear Ride and Bikers for Babies, and he participates in other charity motorcycle rides throughout the year as well. He was accepted to Alpha Beta Kappa and the National Technical Honor Society while attending ITT Technical Institute for his associate degree.
See his profile here: http://www.thisiskc.com/2013/01/2014-rising-stars-kansas-city-business-grant-burch/
Natalie McAllister Jackson, “Woman of Many Hats”
In her position as Corporate Communications, Natalie handles social media, PR and SEO/content generation activities for NetStandard’s three major brands—Clarity, Custom Cloud and Myappsanywhere. A self-described fiction writer at heart, Natalie is NetStandard’s resident storyteller, where she strives to find interesting and unique ways to present intricate technology solutions. Outside of the office, Natalie is an active member of the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art Young Friends of Art Steering Committee, a member of the KC Public Relations Society of America Chapter, a member of the Social Media Club, and a volunteer for the KC/IABC Rising Stars Events Planning Committee. Natalie also teaches the occasional fiction writing class at The Writer’s Place.