StateScoop 50 nominations announced, voting open

Voting is now open for the StateScoop 50 Awards, which honor the best and the brightest who make state government more efficient and effective.

StateScoop50Voting is now open for the StateScoop 50 Awards, which honor the best and the brightest who make state government more efficient and effective.

This year, we received more than 80 candidates in six categories.

Public voting, found here, is open through April 18. Honorees will be announced at a ceremony May 8.

Below, are the following nominations in all the nine categories. Make sure to share this article to support your nominee and congratulate all the candidates of the 2013 StateScoop 50!


GoldenGov – State Executive of the Year Award

Brunson White, Secretary of Information Technology, State of Alabama

Kristin Russell, Secretary of Technology & CIO, Colorado Governor’s Office of Information Technology

Karen Robinson, CIO & Executive Director, Texas Dept. of Information Resources

Lori Flanery, Cabinet Secretary, Kentucky Dept. of Finance & Administration


Tony Encinias, CIO, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

Carlos Ramos, Director & State CIO, California Dept. of Technology

Sean Vinck, CIO, State of Illinois

Tim Robyn, CIO, State of Missouri

Sam Nixon, CIO, Virginia Information Technologies Agency


Mark Van Orden, CIO & Executive Director of the Dept. of Technology Services, State of Utah

Sonny Bhagowalia, Chief Adviser for Technology and Cybersecurity, State of Hawaii

Claire Bailey, Director & CTO, Arkansas Dept. of Information Systems

James Sills, Secretary & CIO, Delaware Dept. of Technology and Information

Carolyn Parnell, CIO, MN.IT Services


Stu Davis, CIO & Assistant Director Dept. of Administrative Services, State of Ohio

Brenda Decker, CIO, State of Nebraska

Craig Orgeron, CIO & Executive Director, Dept. of Information Technology Services, State of Mississippi

Calvin Rhodes, Executive Director & State CIO, Georgia Technology Authority

Brian Digman, CIO & Director of the Office of Information Technology Services, New York Office of Information



State Leadership Award

David Fletcher, CTO, State of Utah

Bill Schrier, Senior Policy Adviser, Office of the CIO, State of Washington

Adel Ebeid, Chief Innovation Officer, City of Philadelphia


Rachel Haot, Chief Digital Officer, State of New York

David Behen, CIO & Deputy Director, Dept. of Technology, Management and Budget, State of Michigan

Mike Cardwell, CIO, Texas Dept. of Health Services

Col. Joseph Fuentes, Superintendent, New Jersey State Police

Tim Garza, AIO of Resources Agency & CIO of California Dept. of Water


Vennard Wright, CIO, Prince George’s County, Maryland

Peter Miller, Enterprise Security Manager, Orange County (Fla.) Information Systems & Services

Jonathan Trull, CISO, Colorado Governor’s Office of Information Technology

Hershel Becker, Deputy Director, Contracts, Texas Office of the Attorney General (OAG)

Alisha Griffin, Director, New Jersey Dept. of Human Services, Office of Child Support Services


John D. Conley, Executive Director, Colorado Statewide Internet Portal Authority

Dan Lohrmann, Chief Security Officer, State of Michigan

Cliff DuPuy, Technical Services Director, Mecklenburg County, N.C.

Cliff Hayes, Information Systems Manager, City of Chesapeake (Va.) Sheriff’s Office

Paul Baltzell, CIO, State of Indiana


Chris Estes, CIO, State of North Carolina

Tony Parham, Chief Innovation Officer, State of Massachusetts


Industry Leadership Award

Mark Weber, President, NetApp U.S. Public Sector


Sue Arthur, VP & GM, U.S. Health & Life Sciences Industry, HP

Alec Chalmers, VP of National Government Solutions, Adobe

Mike Donlan, VP, U.S. State & Local Government, Microsoft

Rick Webb, Managing Director, State, Provincial & Local Government, Accenture

Steven Halliwell, Sr. Global Director of State & Local Government and Education, Amazon Web Services


John Stuhrenberg, VP, AT&T Government

Josh Nisbet, VP, U.S. Enterprise Markets, CGI

Jeffrey Ait, Director, Public Sector – North America, Good Technology

Randy Anderson, VP of SLED Sales, HP

Greg Descheemaeker, Enterprise Account Manager for the State of California at Intel


Dave Gibson, Group VP, State & Local Government, Oracle

Doug Bourgeois, VP, Chief Cloud Executive, Public Sector, VMware

Tim Merrigan, Senior Dir. for SLED, VMware


State Innovation of the Year


State of Maine Transformation, State of Maine Office of Information Technology

iDrive Arkansas, Arkansas Highway Transportation Dept.

Data Insights Program, Colorado Governors’ Office of Information Technology

Maryland Vision Certification Service, Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA)

Academy of Municipal Innovation, City of Philadelphia Office of Innovation & Technology


OnTime App for Google Glass, Utah Dept. of Technology Services

GoCode Colorado, Colorado Secretary of State

mTicket, Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority

NYC Votes, The New York City Campaign Finance Board

MI-TIME, Michigan Secretary of State



State IT Program of the Year

State of Hawaii Transformation Internship Program, Office of Information Management & Technology and Dept. of Human Resources and Development

New Jersey e-Temp Tags Program, New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission

Arkansas Auditor of State


New Jersey Taxation Data Warehouse (TDW), State of New Jersey Division of Taxation

Maine Business Answers, Maine Dept. of Economic & Community Development

Maine Corporate, Fraud Monitoring Service Maine Bureau of Corporations, Elections, & Commissions

Indiana Bus Inspection Application Public Portal, Indiana State Police

Palmetto State Providers Network (PSPN), Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC)


Delaware eGovernment Program Government Information Center, Delaware Dept. of State


State Up and Comer/Most Inspiring Newcomer to Watch

Amy Baillargeon, Government Relations, Texas Dept. of Information Resources

Jennifer Buaas, Communications & Customer Outreach Coordinator, Texas Dept. of Information Resources


Ashley Del Bianco, Program Manager for Innovation Management, City of Philadelphia Office of Innovation & Technology

Rajiv Rao, Enterprise Architect, New York State Chief Technology Office

Bryan Dreiling, Chief Information Technology Architect, State of Kansas OITS

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