PAIT Group is Home to Three Microsoft MVPs for 2020-2021

PAIT Group is proud to be home to three MVPs that all have been renewed for 2020-2021.

  • Stephanie Donahue, PAIT Group President, has been renewed as a Microsoft MVP for the 5th year.
  • Mark Rackley, PAIT Group Chief Strategy Officer, has been renewed as a Microsoft MVP for the 6th year.
  • Rob Windsor, PAIT Group Sr. Architect, has been renewed as a Microsoft MVP for the 17th year.


Back in 2016, PAIT Group's Mark Rackley proudly wrote about his first renewal as a Microsoft MVP.   Fast forward to today where Mark said, "Obtaining and maintaining MVP status shows our commitment to helping the community while also maintaining our technical skills and staying on top of 'What's next' from Microsoft. Our customers benefit from our close Microsoft relationships and our MVP status helps us guide them in the right direction. It's an honor for any organization to have 1 MVP, let alone 3. I'm proud of what PAIT Group has been able to do to support the community, Microsoft, and our customers thanks to the MVP program."


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