SILS alumnus, David Iberkleid, receives "Innovator of the Year Award"

January 12, 2012

School of Information and Library Science alumnus, David Iberkleid (MSIS '10), has received a "Power Player of the Year" award with an additional distinction of "Innovator of the Year" from the El Club de Comerciantes and Black Latino Council of Atlanta, Georgia. The award recognizes Iberkleid's efforts to provide information to the Latino community especially through his development of the mobile application, ReK2 (re-cah-dos). 

The award ceremony took place on December 22, 2011, at the 2011 Black and Latino Power Players of the year event. The award was presented jointly by the El Club de Comerciantes and the Black Latino Council. The ceremony recognizes Hispanics, Latinos and African Americans who have made significant contributions during the 2011 year. In addition to Iberkleid, those recognized included community leaders, small business owners, corporate executives, elected officials, entrepreneurs and journalists and those in the broadcasting industry.

While still involved in the Latino community in North Carolina, Iberkleid is relocating to Atlanta where he recently partnered with the ex-founder and long-time manager of a large Atlanta-based Hispanic newspaper.  David is chief executive officer at WhyEquals, where he develops software applications that deliver information to communities with limited knowledge of the Web. He is also a radio talk show host on WCOM community radio in Carrboro, N.C., and board member at the Chapel Hill and Chapel Hill/Carrboro Human Rights Center and part of its technology committee.


Photo: David Iberkleid (left center) accepting his "Innovator of the Year" award during a special ceremony in Atlanta, GA on December 22, 2011. The award was presented jointly by "El Club de Comerciantes" (lead by Hugo Hernandez to the left of Iberkleid) and the "Black Latino Council" (next to Hernandez is Lance Roberston, vice president of Business Development Latin Marketing Agency).