SmithBucklin (, an association management and professional services company, distributed the Apple iPad 2 to its employees today.

On March 30, 2011, SmithBucklin announced it would give an Apple iPad 2 to employees as a way to reward excellent staff performance, improve productivity and enhance the company’s social media capabilities. SmithBucklin employees received a 32GB Apple iPad 2 with Wi-Fi.

For a nominal fee, they had the option to upgrade to a 64GB version or one that offers Wi-Fi and 3G service through Verizon or AT&T. Also, employees were given an US$50 Apple gift certificate which may be used to purchase iPad accessories such as the new magnetic Smart Cover, digital AV adapter, camera connection kit or keyboard.

The association management company employs more than 600 people, with offices in Chicago, Washington, D.C., St. Louis and St. Paul, Minn. All of the company’s offices and conference rooms are Wi-Fi accessible, providing employees with the ability to use the iPad 2 wherever they’re working.

In the photo, Henry S. Givray, SmithBucklin president and CEO, presents the first iPad 2 to Ellen Brislin, corporate controller.