KMS President Josh Lieberman named “Leader in Corporate Citizenship” by the Atlanta Business Chronicle
This new award was developed through a partnership between the Atlanta Business Chronicle and the Corporate Volunteer Council of Atlanta.
The program honors corporate leaders who integrate giving back into their core operating strategy. These leaders also embrace the positive impact social responsibility has on their businesses, customers, employees, and the Atlanta community.
Recognized as a Board Champion, Josh was joined by the KMS Team at the inaugural Award Ceremony, held on February 25th at the King Plow Arts Center. He was honored alongside executives from PwC and Sysco as well as other honorees across IBM, Fiserv, Aflac, Mailchimp, The Women’s Project, and more.
Josh Gives Back to the Community
To celebrate this well-deserved honor, we would like to share some of the incredible work Josh has done for the KMS culture and the community.
When Josh co-founded KMS Technology in 2009, he wanted to ensure KMS would be a platform to give back to the community. Josh truly believes that company morale and focus starts at the top, and if he genuinely cares about the causes KMS supports, employees will too.
He started by creating KMS Gives, the philanthropic arm of the company that supports various charities and encourages volunteerism among employees. Josh and KMS committed to the Pledge 1% organization, a nonprofit through which Josh and KMS have committed to giving 1% of KMS’s profits, 1% of KMS’s equity, and 1% of KMS’s time to the community.
One of the ways he gives back is with Per Scholas. In 2014, Josh was exposed to Per Scholas, a national workforce development non-profit that trains unemployed adults for careers in the IT industry. Josh was so inspired that he spent the next two years as the sole Atlanta champion, working with local foundations, community leaders, and church leaders to gather the support and funding needed to bring Per Scholas to Atlanta. Since opening the Atlanta chapter in 2016, Per Scholas has graduated and changed the lives of over 300 Atlantans.
He also empowers the KMS community to get involved with Per Scholas, hosting mocks interviews and networking events in the office with the KMS team.
Of course, the work doesn’t stop there. In 2019 alone, Josh has given back almost 80 hours of his time to the community beating the 1% goal by 400%. He serves on the board of the Paideia School, Virginia Tech’s APEX Center for Entrepreneurs, and the Inter Atlanta Football Club.
He has also encouraged KMS employees to give back an average of 29 hours each. With Josh’s encouragement, U.S. employees exceeded our Pledge 1% goal by over 150%. Vietnam KMS employees gave another 2,210 hours of their time in 2019.
Josh has certainly built a culture of giving here at KMS, and we are so proud to see his hard work recognized.
Congratulations Josh and here’s to another year of positive impact!