Vertex Inc., the leading provider of corporate enterprise tax solutions and services and one of the region’s most successful family-owned technology companies, congratulates Alex Smith, Vice President of Communications and Public Affairs, on being awarded this year’s Main Line Chamber of Commerce’s 2014 Chairman’s Award.
The annual award recognizes a member of the Chamber who has demonstrated outstanding service to both the organization and to the community. The Chairman’s Award is given as part of the Main Line Chamber of Commerce’s annual Red Carpet Dinner Event.
"I greatly appreciate the leadership that Alex Smith took of the Strategic Advisory Committee the past few years, helping to guide us to identify the talent and education initiative and to scope out what it meant for the Main Line Chamber, " said Steven A. Scolari, Esquire, Stradley, Ronon, Stevens & Young, LLP and Chairman of the Board, Main Line Chamber. "This is a huge and important initiative, not only for the Chamber, but more importantly for our regional community."
Alex Smith has been with Vertex for more than 20 years and has been a Board Member of the Main Line Chamber since 2012. As a member of the executive leadership team at Vertex since 2000, Alex contributed to the development of the corporate business direction and decision making related to enterprise business strategies, plans, processes, and policies. Prior to joining Vertex, Alex was an award-winning journalist and public relations professional.
“As a second-generation company that has been a part of the Main Line community for the last 35 years, Vertex has made it part of our corporate culture to give back and we encourage our employees to volunteer in order to make a real difference in our community,” said Jeff Westphal, President and CEO at Vertex. “On behalf of Vertex, I congratulate Alex on this great honor and for carrying out our mission to advance the communities we live and work in.”
Since 1978, Vertex, Inc., has been a leading provider of tax technology and services, enabling companies of all sizes to realize the full strategic potential of the tax function by automating and integrating tax processes, while leveraging advanced and predictive analytics of tax data. Vertex provides cloud-based and on-premise solutions that can be tailored to specific industries for every major line of tax, including income, sales and consumer use, value added and payroll. Headquartered in Pennsylvania, and with offices worldwide, Vertex is a privately held company that employs over 900 professionals and serves companies across the globe.