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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

Mark Bengel
Mark Bengel
CIO, State of Tennessee
Steve Bullock
Steve Bullock
Governor, State of Montana
Suzanne Bump
Suzanne Bump
State Auditor, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Office of the State Auditor
James Collins
James Collins
CIO, State of Delaware
Chris Cruz
Chris Cruz
Deputy State CIO, State of California, Dept. of Technology
Stu Davis
Stu Davis
CIO, State of Ohio, Dept. of Administrative Services Office of Information Technology
Nathan Deal
Nathan Deal
Governor, State of Georgia
John Dunlap
John Dunlap
CTO, State of West Virginia
Mark Hammond
Mark Hammond
Secretary of State, State of South Carolina
John Hickenlooper
John Hickenlooper
Governor, State of Colorado
Michael Higgs
Michael Higgs
Director, State of Maryland, Dept. of Assessments & Taxation
Michael Hussey
Michael Hussey
CIO, State of Utah
Marcie Kahbody
Marcie Kahbody
Deputy Secretary, Agency CIO, California State Transportation Agency (CalSTA)
Venkat Krishnan
Venkat Krishnan
CIO, State of Georgia, Dept. of Human Services
Eric Larson
Eric Larson
CIO, Florida Agency for State Technology
Kirk Lonbom
Kirk Lonbom
Acting Secretary & Agency CIO, State of Illinois, DoIT
David McCurdy
David McCurdy
CTO, State of Colorado, Office of Information Technology
Sharon Minnich
Sharon Minnich
Secretary, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Office of Administration
Todd Nacapuy
Todd Nacapuy
CIO, State of Hawaii, Office of Enterprise Technology Services
Stacey Napier
Stacey Napier
Executive Director, State of Texas, Dept. of Information Resources
Russell Nichols
Russell Nichols
CIO, State of California, Dept. of Corrections & Rehabilitation
Craig Orgeron
Craig Orgeron
CIO & Executive Director, Mississippi Information Technology Services
Bruce Rauner
Bruce Rauner
Governor, State of Illinois
Morgan Reed
Morgan Reed
CIO, State of Arizona
James Reese
James Reese
CIO, State of Oklahoma, Office of Management & Enterprise Services
Pete Ricketts
Pete Ricketts
Governor, State of Nebraska
Bob Samson
Bob Samson
CIO, State of New York
Brian Sandoval
Brian Sandoval
Governor, State of Nevada
Ed Toner
Ed Toner
CIO, State of Nebraska
Mike Wilkening
Mike Wilkening
Undersecretary, State of California, Health & Human Services Agency

State Leadership of the Year

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

Michael Allison
Michael Allison
CTO, State of Louisiana, Division of Administration Office of Technology Services
Derek Bridges
Derek Bridges
OAKS Administrator, State of Ohio, Dept. of Administrative Services
Monica Carranza
Monica Carranza
Cluster CIO for Government & Public Employees, State of Illinois, DoIT
Tyler Clark
Tyler Clark
Chief of Staff, State of Illinois, DoIT
Walter Craddock
Walter Craddock
Administrator, State of Rhode Island, Division of Motor Vehicles
Julia Dale
Julia Dale
Bureau Director, State of Michigan, Corporations, Securities & Commercial Licensing Bureau
Nikhil Deshpande
Nikhil Deshpande
Chief Digital Officer, State of Georgia
Tracy Doaks
Tracy Doaks
Chief Deputy State CIO and Chief Services Officer, State of North Carolina, Dept. of Information Technology
Laura Ellis
Laura Ellis
Integrated Eligibility System Director, State of Georgia, Dept. of Human Services
Bill Farnsworth
Bill Farnsworth
Access Idaho Committee Chairman, OCIO, State of Idaho
Jeffery Funk
Jeffery Funk
Mobile Applications Chief, State of California, Dept. of Corrections and Rehabilitation
Tiziana Galeazzi
Tiziana Galeazzi
General Manager, State of Michigan
Tim Garza
Tim Garza
CIO, State of California, CNRA
Ramona Gomoll
Ramona Gomoll
Chief People Officer, State of Colorado, GOIT
Donna Grant
Donna Grant
Chief Deputy Secretary of State, Information Services, State of Maine, Dept. of the Secretary of State
Dayton Harbo
Dayton Harbo
IT Director, State of Colorado, Governor's Office of Information Technology
Kevin Harrison
Kevin Harrison
Chief Data Officer, State of Illinois, DoIT
John Hoffman
John Hoffman
CTO, State of Texas, Dept. of Information Resources
Richard Howze
Richard Howze
CIO, State of Louisiana, Division of Administration Office of Technology Services
Vicky Hutchings
Vicky Hutchings
Executive IT Director, State of Tennessee, Dept. of Environment & Conservation
Linda Jewell
Linda Jewell
CIO, State of Arizona, Dept. of Child Safety
Leon Jones
Leon Jones
Director, State of Arkansas, Dept. of Labor
Ed Kelly
Ed Kelly
Statewide Data Coordinator, State of Texas, Dept. of Information Resources
Todd Kimbriel
Todd Kimbriel
CIO, State of Texas
Barney Krucoff
Barney Krucoff
Chief Data Officer, DC Government, OCTO
Dennis McDermitt
Dennis McDermitt
State CIO & CISO, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Executive Office of Technology & Security Services
Christine Nizer
Christine Nizer
Administrator, State of Maryland, Dept. of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration
Kevin O'Toole
Kevin O'Toole
ERP Director and Smart State Innovation Officer, State of Illinois, DoIT
Jim Purcell
Jim Purcell
CIO, State of Alabama
David Pustka
David Pustka
Director, DCS & O Production Operations, State of Texas, Health & Human Services Commission (TIERS)
Murali Rao
Murali Rao
CIO, Technology Strategic Planning & Cyber Security, Commonwealth of Virginia, Dept. of Transportation
Shawn Riley
Shawn Riley
CIO, State of North Dakota
Jayne Scofield
Jayne Scofield
IT Administrator, State of Nebraska
J.R. Sloan
J.R. Sloan
Deputy CIO, State of Arizona
Bob Smith
Bob Smith
Director of IT, Supreme Court of Virginia
Matthew Vince
Matthew Vince
Director of Project Management, State of Louisiana, Division of Administration Office of Technology Services
Gene Walborn
Gene Walborn
Deputy Director, State of Montana, Dept. of Revenue
Karen Wilson
Karen Wilson
Manager, Business Applications, State of Colorado, Governor's Office of Information Technology

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

Alexa Louisiana Driving Test
Alexa Louisiana Driving Test
Louisiana Office of Motor Vehicles
Arkansas.gov Chatbot
Arkansas.gov Chatbot
State of Arkansas, Information Network of Arkansas
Blockchain in Illinois
Blockchain in Illinois
State of Illinois, DoIT
CHHS Open Data Portal
CHHS Open Data Portal
California Health & Human Services Agency
Child Welfare Services System Update
Child Welfare Services System Update
State of California, Dept. of Social Services
CIRRUS Program
CIRRUS Program
Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Executive Office of Technology Services and Security
CISO as a Service
CISO as a Service
State of Michigan, Dept. of Technology, Management & Budget
Cloud-Based Medicaid Management Information System
Cloud-Based Medicaid Management Information System
Michigan Dept. of HHS
Code Enforcement Examinations Online
Code Enforcement Examinations Online
State of Maine, Dept. of Economic & Community Development
Colorado DRIVES
Colorado DRIVES
State of Colorado, GOIT
Creating a Culture of Innovation
Creating a Culture of Innovation
State of Illinois, DoIT
Cyber Awareness Training
Cyber Awareness Training
State of Illinois, DoIT
Data Analytics Brings Efficiencies
Data Analytics Brings Efficiencies
State of Illinois, DoIT
Georgia Division of Child Support Services Mobile App
Georgia Division of Child Support Services Mobile App
State of Georgia, Dept. of Human Services, Office of Information Technology
Georgia Gateway
Georgia Gateway
State of Georgia, Dept. of Human Services
Gov2Go National Rollout
Gov2Go National Rollout
NIC Inc.
Hawaii Annual Code Challenge Program
Hawaii Annual Code Challenge Program
State of Hawaii, Office of Enterprise Technology Services
Illinois Smart State Journey
Illinois Smart State Journey
State of Illinois
Illinois' Security Operations Center (SOC)
Illinois' Security Operations Center (SOC)
State of Illinois, DoIT
Inter-Agency Collaborative for Mobile Applications
Inter-Agency Collaborative for Mobile Applications
State of California, Dept. of Corrections
Louisiana Enterprise Architecture (EA) Project
Louisiana Enterprise Architecture (EA) Project
State of Louisiana
Maryland Business Express Portal
Maryland Business Express Portal
State of Maryland, Dept. of Assessments and Taxation
Maryland School Bus Mobile Safety Inspection Platform
Maryland School Bus Mobile Safety Inspection Platform
State of Maryland, Dept. of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration
MISSI - Official Chatbot for the State of Mississippi
MISSI - Official Chatbot for the State of Mississippi
Mississippi Information Technology Services
Missouri's Cyber Awareness Program
Missouri's Cyber Awareness Program
State of Missouri, Office of Administration
My Revenue
My Revenue
State of Montana, Dept. of Revenue
Nebraska Brand Committee Mobile Inspections
Nebraska Brand Committee Mobile Inspections
State of Nebraska
Nebraska Judicial Branch Internet Payment System
Nebraska Judicial Branch Internet Payment System
Nebraska Judicial Branch
Nebraska State Patrol
Nebraska State Patrol
Nebraska State Patrol
NJ Outdoors - Campground Reservations
NJ Outdoors - Campground Reservations
State of New Jersey, Division of Parks and Forestry
Open Data Program
Open Data Program
California's Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD)
Oregon Government Ethics Commission
Oregon Government Ethics Commission
Oregon Government Ethics Commission
Pennsylvania HR/IT Shared Services Initiative
Pennsylvania HR/IT Shared Services Initiative
Pennsylvania Office of Administration
Pennsylvania Treasury Transparency Program
Pennsylvania Treasury Transparency Program
Pennsylvania Treasury Transparency Program
Privacy Scoring
Privacy Scoring
State of Washington
ReadyNH
ReadyNH
State of New Hampshire, Dept. of Safety
Rhode Island Modernization System (RIMS)
Rhode Island Modernization System (RIMS)
Rhode Island Division of Motor Vehicles
SC Business Entities Online
SC Business Entities Online
State of South Carolina, Office of the Secretary of State
TBM Program
TBM Program
State of Washington
Unified Identity Platform
Unified Identity Platform
Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Executive Office of Technology Services and Security
Using Mobility to Improve Care Delivery
Using Mobility to Improve Care Delivery
State of Illinois, DoIT
Utah Digital Teaching and Learning Programs
Utah Digital Teaching and Learning Programs
Utah State Board of Education
Utah Practice Driver License Platform
Utah Practice Driver License Platform
State of Utah, Dept. of Technology Services
Veterans Transition Program
Veterans Transition Program
State of Colorado, GoIT
Virginia OneShot Hunt Website
Virginia OneShot Hunt Website
Commonwealth of Virginia, Dept. of Game & Inland Fisheries (DGIF)
Virtual Integrated Mobile Office (VIMO)
Virtual Integrated Mobile Office (VIMO)
State of California, Dept. of Corrections & Rehabilitation
VWDC Website Redesign
VWDC Website Redesign
Virginia Winery Distribution Company
Wisconsin AppEngine Enrollment System
Wisconsin AppEngine Enrollment System
State of Wisconsin, Dept. of Transportation
Wisconsin Enhanced Prescription Drug Monitoring Program
Wisconsin Enhanced Prescription Drug Monitoring Program
State of Wisconsin, Dept. of Safety & Professional Services

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

Emir Biser
Emir Biser
Chief Data Architect, State of Illinois, DoIT
Tami Boston
Tami Boston
Business Analyst, State of Illinois, DoIT
Aaron Call
Aaron Call
CISO, MN.IT Services
Daniela Fairchild
Daniela Fairchild
Director of Education, State of Rhode Island, Governor’s Office of Innovation
Kevin Fordyce
Kevin Fordyce
Social Service Supervisor, State of Nebraska, DHHS
Cliff Heyne
Cliff Heyne
Information Technology Program Specialist, State of North Dakota, Dept. of Information Technology
Robin Hill
Robin Hill
Operations Manager, Commonwealth of Virginia, Dept. of Agriculture & Consumer Services
Shannon Lawson
Shannon Lawson
CISO, State of Alaska
Graig Lubsen
Graig Lubsen
Communications & Marketing Director, State of Indiana, Office Of Technology
Andrea Magermans
Andrea Magermans
Managing Director of the Wisconsin Enhanced Prescription Drug Monitoring Program, State of Wisconsin, Dept. of Safety and Professional Services
Jon Minshew
Jon Minshew
Chief Customer Officer, State of North Carolina, Dept. of Information Technology
Kevin Parker
Kevin Parker
Director of Government Innovation, State of Rhode Island, Governor’s Office of Innovation
Derek Puckett
Derek Puckett
Technology Business Management Analyst Consultant, OCIO, State of Washington
Jerrod Roth
Jerrod Roth
Program Manager, State of Colorado, GOIT
Kendra Skeene
Kendra Skeene
Product Director, Georgia Technology Authority, Digital Services Georgia
Deanna Towne
Deanna Towne
IT Director, State of Colorado, GOIT
Corbett Webb
Corbett Webb
Chief of Staff, State of Maryland, Dept. of Assessments and Taxation
Anna Wishart
Anna Wishart
Nebraska State Senator, State of Nebraska

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

Alfritch Anderson
Alfritch Anderson
Senior Manager, Security Operations, State of Colorado, GOIT
Erik Avakian
Erik Avakian
CISO, Commonwealth of 
Pennsylvania, Office of Administration Information Technology Division
Jim Edman
Jim Edman
CSO, State of South Dakota
Russ Forsythe
Russ Forsythe
CISO, State of Ohio
Jeff Franklin
Jeff Franklin
CISO, State of Iowa
Dustin Glover
Dustin Glover
CISO, State of Louisiana
Chris Hill
Chris Hill
CISO, State of Illinois, DoIT
Vincent Hoang
Vincent Hoang
CISO, State of Hawaii, Office of Enterprise Technology Services
Agnes Kirk
Agnes Kirk
CISO, State of Washington, Office of Cybersecurity
Mike Lettman
Mike Lettman
CISO, State of Arizona, Dept. of Administration Technology Division
Peter Liebert
Peter Liebert
CISO, State of California, Dept. of Technology
Vitaliy Panych
Vitaliy Panych
Agency Information Security Officer, State of California, Dept. of Corrections & Rehabilitation
Nancy Rainosek
Nancy Rainosek
CISO, State of Texas
Deborah Snyder
Deborah Snyder
CISO, State of New York, Information Technology Services (ITS)
Elayne Starkey
Elayne Starkey
CSO, State of Delaware
Maria Thompson
Maria Thompson
State Chief Risk Officer, State of North Carolina, Dept. of Information Technology
Walter Tong
Walter Tong
Director, Cyber Intelligence, State of Georgia, Georgia Technology Authority

Industry Leadership of the Year

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

Jennifer Axt
Jennifer Axt
General Manager, North America State & Local Government and Education, Dell EMC
Dwight Chamberlain
Dwight Chamberlain
Sr. Director, SLED, Red Hat, Inc.
Tony Encinias
Tony Encinias
VP of Public Sector Strategy, ViON
JaSun Frone
JaSun Frone
Field Enterprise Account Manager - S&L Government/Northeast Region, Pluralsight
Russ Gibfried
Russ Gibfried
Chief Architect/Technologist, DXC Technology
Deborah Giles
Deborah Giles
Executive Director, Texas Technology Consortium
Harry Herington
Harry Herington
CEO & Chairman of the Board, NIC Inc.
Thomas MacLellan
Thomas MacLellan
Director of Policy & Government Affairs, Symantec Corporation
Bryan Mulligan
Bryan Mulligan
President, Applied Information
Kim Nelson
Kim Nelson
Executive Director, State & Local Government Solutions, Microsoft
John Pellettiere
John Pellettiere
National Sales Director - State, Local & Education, Nutanix
Bethann Pepoli
Bethann Pepoli
Director, SLED Business Development, Splunk
Adam Roy
Adam Roy
CTO, Qlarion
Laura Schewel
Laura Schewel
CEO & Co-Founder, StreetLight Data
Kenneth Smith
Kenneth Smith
Principal, Deloitte
John Thomson
John Thomson
Founder & CEO, PayIt

2018 StateScoop 50 Awards

Criteria

Voting is now open for the 2018 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: Monday, January 22 – Friday, March 2

Voting: Monday, March 12 – Tuesday, April 10

Winners Announced: Sunday, April 22