2017 StateScoop 50 Awards

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Golden Gov: State Executive of the Year

The visionary state executive leading state government into a new technology landscape with innovative ideas and by inspiring others to get on board

Darryl Ackley
Darryl Ackley
CIO, State of New Mexico
Ron Baldwin
Ron Baldwin
CIO, State of Montana
David Behen
David Behen
CIO, State of Michigan
Mark Bengel
Mark Bengel
CIO, State of Tennessee
Barbara Brohl
Barbara Brohl
Executive Director, Colorado Department of Revenue, State of Colorado
Michael Cockrill
Michael Cockrill
CIO, State of Washington
James Collins
James Collins
CIO, State of Delaware
Stu Davis
Stu Davis
CIO & Asst. Director, Dept. of Administrative Services, OIT, State of Ohio
Nathan Deal
Nathan Deal
Governor, State of Georgia
Joanne Hale
Joanne Hale
CIO, State of Alabama
John Hickenlooper
John Hickenlooper
Governor, State of Colorado
Yessica Jones
Yessica Jones
Acting Director, Dept. of Information Systems, State of Arkansas
Todd Kimbriel
Todd Kimbriel
CIO, State of Texas
Sharon Kitchens
Sharon Kitchens
CTO, Dept. of Taxation, Commonwealth of Virginia
Richard Kliethermes
Richard Kliethermes
CIO, State of Missouri
John MacMillan
John MacMillan
CIO, Commonwealth of Pennyslvania
Terry McAuliffe
Terry McAuliffe
Governor, Commonwealth of Virginia
Todd Nacapuy
Todd Nacapuy
CIO, State of Hawaii
Russel Nichols
Russel Nichols
CIO, Dept. of Corrections & Rehabilitation, State of California
Craig Orgeron
Craig Orgeron
CIO, State of Mississippi
Alex Pettit
Alex Pettit
CIO, State of Oregon
Shanna Rahming
Shanna Rahming
CIO, State of Nevada
Mark Raymond
Mark Raymond
CIO, State of Connecticut
Morgan Reed
Morgan Reed
CIO, State of Arizona
Pete Ricketts
Pete Ricketts
Governor, State of Nebraska
Jim Smith
Jim Smith
CIO, State of Maine
Jim Steele
Jim Steele
CITO, State of Alaska
Ed Toner
Ed Toner
CIO, State of Nebraska
Amy Tong
Amy Tong
CIO, State of California
Archana Vemulapalli
Archana Vemulapalli
CTO, District of Columbia
Dave  Weinstein
Dave Weinstein
CTO, State of New Jersey

State Leadership of the Year

The public sector principal helping government implement new technologies, strategies and IT programs

Octavia Abell
Octavia Abell
Director of Strategy, State of Rhode Island
Michael Allison
Michael Allison
CTO, State of Louisiana
Greg Beach
Greg Beach
Director of Innovation, State of Wisconsin
Brenda Berlin
Brenda Berlin
Deputy CIO, CFO, State of Colorado
Hardik Bhatt
Hardik Bhatt
Secretary Designate and CIO, State of Illinois
Meredith Bickell
Meredith Bickell
Deputy CIO, State of Wyoming
Heidi Brown-McCreery
Heidi Brown-McCreery
Director, Historic Preservation Agency, State of Illinois
Michelle Burk
Michelle Burk
CIO, Dept. of Developmental Disabilities, State of Ohio
John Correllus
John Correllus
Deputy CIO, Chief Data Officer, State of North Carolina
Richard Culatta
Richard Culatta
Chief Innovation Officer, State of Rhode Island
Kelley Davidson
Kelley Davidson
Unit Manager of Enterprise Applications & Architecture, Dept. of Innovation & Technology, State of Illinois
Tracy Doaks
Tracy Doaks
Chief Deputy State CIO, State of North Carolina
David Fletcher
David Fletcher
CTO, State of Utah
Jeffrey Hill
Jeffrey Hill
CIO, Dept. of Transportation, State of Georgia
John Hoffman
John Hoffman
CTO, State of Texas
Mike Hussey
Mike Hussey
CIO, Dept. of Technology Services, State of Utah
Nancy Jauernig
Nancy Jauernig
Chief Customer Relations Administrator, Dept. of Information Systems, State of Arkansas
Parthiban Jayaraman
Parthiban Jayaraman
COO, State of Delaware
Shelby Johnson
Shelby Johnson
Geographic Information Officer, State of Arkansas
Joshua Karstens
Joshua Karstens
Director, Project Management Office, State of Maine
Ed Kelly
Ed Kelly
Statewide Data Coordinator, Dept. of Information Resources, State of Texas
Eric Larson
Eric Larson
Interm CIO, State of Florida
Eric Lindquist
Eric Lindquist
CTO, State of Connecticut
Tony Lupinacci
Tony Lupinacci
CTO, State of Rhode Island
Dannette Matthis
Dannette Matthis
Deputy Chief Customer Officer, OIT, State of Colorado
David McCurdy
David McCurdy
CTO, State of Colorado
Suma Nallapati
Suma Nallapati
CIO & Secretary of Technology, State of Colorado
Mahesh Nattanmai
Mahesh Nattanmai
Executive Deputy CIO, State of New York
Dale Peinecke
Dale Peinecke
Commissioner, Employment Security, State of Washington
Liz Rowe
Liz Rowe
Chief Data Officer, State of New Jersey
Kelly Samson-Rickert
Kelly Samson-Rickert
Director of Workforce Innovation, State of Maine
Thomas Schaeffer
Thomas Schaeffer
Deputy Commissioner, MN. IT Services, State of Minnesota
Bill Seagle
Bill Seagle
Web Services Team Lead, Dept. of Innovation & Technology, State of Illinois
Anil Sharma
Anil Sharma
Chief Network Officer, District of Columbia
Jason Simpson
Jason Simpson
CTO, State of Arizona
Pat Snow
Pat Snow
CTO, State of South Dakota
Gladyse Taylor
Gladyse Taylor
Assistant Director, Dept. of Corrections, State of Illinois
Herb Thompson
Herb Thompson
Deputy CIO, State of Wisconsin
Jim Weaver
Jim Weaver
CTO, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Maj. Michael White
Maj. Michael White
Assistant Chief of Staff, Information & Communications, Indiana State Police
Brandon Williams
Brandon Williams
Digital Transformation Officer, OIT, State of Colorado
Spencer Wood
Spencer Wood
COO & Deputy State CIO, Dept. of Administrative Services, OIT, State of Ohio

State IT Innovation of the Year

The innovative State or Local IT approach to cross-agency or intra-agency technology that may have been unfathomable until recently

Appellate eFiling System
Appellate eFiling System
Supreme Court of Nebraska
Arkansas Public School Computer Network
Arkansas Public School Computer Network
Arkansas Dept. of Information Systems
California Dept. of Social Services, Security Access Framework
California Dept. of Social Services, Security Access Framework
State of California
CCHCS Electronic Health Record System (EHRS)
CCHCS Electronic Health Record System (EHRS)
Correctional Health Care Services, State of California
Enterprise Resource Planning
Enterprise Resource Planning
Dept. of Innovation & Technology, State of Illinois
Gov2Go
Gov2Go
Information Network, State of Arkansas
Health & Human Services Data Sharing Enterprise Memorandum of Understanding
Health & Human Services Data Sharing Enterprise Memorandum of Understanding
Dept. of Innovation & Technology, State of Illinois
I2
I2
Dept. of Innovation & Technology, State of Illinois
Information Technology & Innovation Foundation Partnership
Information Technology & Innovation Foundation Partnership
Dept. of Innovation & Technology, State of Illinois
Information Technology Resource Provider (ITRP) Contract
Information Technology Resource Provider (ITRP) Contract
Dept. of Innovation & Technology, State of Illinois
Innovative Traffic Management Technology
Innovative Traffic Management Technology
Dept. of Transportation, State of Georgia
Iowa Dept. of Transportation
Iowa Dept. of Transportation
State of Iowa
IT Transformation
IT Transformation
Dept. of Innovation & Technology, State of Illinois
Maine Dept. of Public Safety Inspection Stickers
Maine Dept. of Public Safety Inspection Stickers
Dept. of Public Safety, State of Maine
Maryland Health Benefit Exchange
Maryland Health Benefit Exchange
State of Maryland
Maryland Uniform Commercial Code Online System
Maryland Uniform Commercial Code Online System
Dept. of Assessments and Taxation, State of Maryland
Michigan Cyber Civilian Corps
Michigan Cyber Civilian Corps
Department of Technology, Management & Budget, State of Michigan
New Jersey Annual Reports & Change Service
New Jersey Annual Reports & Change Service
Division of Revenue & Enterprise Services, State of New Jersey
New Jersey Criminal History Record Request
New Jersey Criminal History Record Request
New Jersey State Police
New Jersey Online Notice Response Services
New Jersey Online Notice Response Services
Division of Revenue & Enterprise Services, State of New Jersey
Offender 360 Program: Information Services Unit
Offender 360 Program: Information Services Unit
Dept. of Corrections, State of Illinois
Rhode Island's Statewide ePermitting Initiative
Rhode Island's Statewide ePermitting Initiative
Office of Digital Excellence, State of Rhode Island
Smarter State
Smarter State
Dept. of Innovation & Technology, State of Illinois
Using Public Data to Alert Organizations of Vulnerabilities
Using Public Data to Alert Organizations of Vulnerabilities
Office of Administration, State of Missouri
Utah.Gov
Utah.Gov
State of Utah
Virginia Alcohol Safety Action Program (VASAP) Payment Portal
Virginia Alcohol Safety Action Program (VASAP) Payment Portal
Commonwealth of Virginia
Virginia Quality
Virginia Quality
Dept. of Social Services Division & Early Childhood Foundation, Commonwealth of Virginia
WorkSourceWA.com
WorkSourceWA.com
Dept. of Employment Security, State of Washington
WVDE Electronic Application Processing (WVEAP)
WVDE Electronic Application Processing (WVEAP)
Dept. of Education, State of West Virginia

State Up & Comer

The State government employee who made you think, "They’ll be running the show some day" and young leaders who did exceptional IT work this year

Ed Carter
Ed Carter
Chief Enterprise Business Architect, State of Illinois
Andrew Cole
Andrew Cole
Program Manager for GoCode Colorado, State of Colorado
Rochelle Dann-Castro
Rochelle Dann-Castro
Data Processing Manager II, Dept. of Veterans Affairs, State of California
Miranda Gladden
Miranda Gladden
Data Processing Manager III, State of California
Yonnie Langham
Yonnie Langham
Assistant Information Systems Analyst, State of California
Cab Morris
Cab Morris
Deputy Director of Strategy & Operational Performance, State of Illinois
Jennifer O'Rourke
Jennifer O'Rourke
Assistant Deputy Director, Office of Entrepreneurship, Innovation & Technology, State of Illinois
Suzanne Pauley
Suzanne Pauley
Director, eMichigan, State of Michigan
Billy Rials
Billy Rials
State Enterprise Architect, State of Mississippi
Andy Shirtliff
Andy Shirtliff
Small Business Advocate, Office of Economic Development, State of Montana
Matthew Sweet
Matthew Sweet
Sr. information System Analyst, State of California
Christian Tankiamco
Christian Tankiamco
Testing & Business Analyst Lead, Dept. of Veterans Affairs, State of California
Deante Tyler
Deante Tyler
Interim iCenter Director, State of North Carolina
John Van Hoorn
John Van Hoorn
Director, Enterprise Solution Services, State of Texas
Brandon Williams
Brandon Williams
Chief Digital Transformation Officer, Colorado OIT
Derek Williams
Derek Williams
Director, Data Center Operations, State of Louisiana
Don Wisdom
Don Wisdom
Sr. Director of Infrastructure, OIT, State of Colorado
Mike Wons
Mike Wons
CTO, State of Illinois

State Cybersecurity Leader

The state leader who demonstrates a passion and focus on keeping systems secure and thinking about security in the big picture of state IT

Danielle Alvarez
Danielle Alvarez
CISO, State of Florida
Frank Andrews
Frank Andrews
Chief Security Officer, Dept. of Information Systems, State of Arkansas
Deborah Blyth
Deborah Blyth
CISO, State of Colorado
Stanton Gatewood
Stanton Gatewood
CISO, Georgia Technology Authority, State of Georgia
John Griffin
John Griffin
Manager, Enterprise Information Security Operations Center, State of New York
Paul Groll
Paul Groll
Deputy CSO, State of Michigan
Lloyd Indig
Lloyd Indig
Information Security & Privacy Officer, Dept. of Social Services, State of California
David Kelly
David Kelly
Captain, Michigan Cyber Command Center, Michigan State Police
Agnes Kirk
Agnes Kirk
CISO, State of Washington
Kimberly LaCroix
Kimberly LaCroix
IT Specialist, OITS, State of New York
Peter Liebert
Peter Liebert
CISO, State of California
Kirk Lonbom
Kirk Lonbom
CISO, Dept. of Innovation & Technology, State of Illinois
Michael Roling
Michael Roling
CISO, State of Missouri
Joshua Spence
Joshua Spence
CISO, State of West Virginia
Elayne Starkey
Elayne Starkey
CSO, State of Delaware
Michael Watson
Michael Watson
CISO, Commonwealth of Virginia

Industry Leadership of the Year

The private sector pioneer driving change in government IT with unique solutions

Claire Bailey
Claire Bailey
Director of Federal, State & Local Solutions, Compuware
Zac Bookman
Zac Bookman
CEO & Co-founder, OpenGov
Brenda Decker
Brenda Decker
Director of Global Government, IBM
Michael Donlan
Michael Donlan
VP, State & Local Government, Microsoft
Tony Encinias
Tony Encinias
VP, ViON
Jim Falvey
Jim Falvey
Sr. Director, SLED, VMware
Mark Forman
Mark Forman
Global Head of Public Sector, Unisys
Bill Kurtz
Bill Kurtz
VP, Public Sector, RSA
Kevin Merritt
Kevin Merritt
CEO, Socrata
Dr. Srinivas Mukkamala
Dr. Srinivas Mukkamala
Co-Founder & CEO, RiskSense, Inc.
Jennifer Nowell
Jennifer Nowell
National Director for State, Local Government & Education, Symantec
Karen Robinson
Karen Robinson
CEO & Founder, KWR Acuity Strategies LLC
Bob Sanders
Bob Sanders
GM, Information Network of Arkansas, NIC
David Smith
David Smith
National Director, State & Local Government, Citrix
Richard Spires
Richard Spires
CEO, Learning Tree International
Chris Townsend
Chris Townsend
Sr. Director, SLED, Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Randy Tucker
Randy Tucker
Principal, Integris Applied
Allan Wong
Allan Wong
Director, SLED, Dell EMC

2017 StateScoop 50 Awards

Criteria

Voting is now closed for the 2017 StateScoop50 Awards!

The StateScoop 50 Awards annually honor the best and the brightest who make state and local government more efficient and effective. These awards allow us to celebrate the outstanding achievements of our peers and acknowledge their tireless efforts to make a positive impact in the government IT community and in public service.

Important Deadlines

Nominations: Tuesday, January 31 – Friday, March 3

Voting: Wednesday, March 15 – Wednesday, April 12

Winners Announced: Sunday, April 23