CEO of CyTech Services, Robert Blackwell Jr., has been recently recognized by the Xi Alpha Lambda chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated which has presented him with its 2021-2022 "Alpha Man of The Year Award", "Spirit of Alpha Award", "President Award", and also "Outstanding Leadership Award". Robert A. Blackwell Jr. is an experienced information technology (IT) professional who received his Bachelor of Science in Information Systems Management from the University of Maryland University College and a Master of Science in Cybersecurity Management and Policy.
Mr. Blackwell was chosen because he is a community-minded leader and philanthropist whose mission has been to invest in individuals and provide technical solutions with a community frame of mind. One of his proudest accomplishments was being able to present his Robert A. Blackwell Cyber Apprentice Scholarship to young apprentices to assist with their college journey. Mr. Blackwell volunteers his time working in the community supporting the Innovative Community Engagement (ICE) Foundation where he serves as a board member and the NAACP, National Urban League, and the Ira Dorsey Scholarship Endowment Fund.
“Rob Blackwell had an amazing year of service as an Alpha man to communities around the DMV. He committed his time, treasure, and talent to numerous causes on behalf of the Brothers of the Xi Alpha Lambda chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha. He truly deserved to be named our 2021-2022 Alpha Man of the Year,” said Chapter President, Dr. Jason Calhoun.
Leadership is the trait of an individual having the charisma to entice followers and authority to relieve their members. The definition may seem simple and direct, but the practice is indeed subjective since individuals with these traits are rather hard to come by and can be distinguished through multiple means like one's history or track record. It's good to know that we have leaders such as Mr. Blackwell amongst us to do just that.