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For the seventh consecutive year, the Greater Pittsburgh CIO Group and the Pittsburgh Technology Council partnered to shine a spotlight on the best, most innovative CIOs in the region. In the current age of ubiquitous and pervasive technology, the role of the CIO couldn’t be more essential to driving the success of businesses, and the winners and finalists listed here are no different.

The CIO of the Year program honors individual technology executives from industry, non-profit, academia and government. Nominees, including chief information officers or those in equivalent positions, are recognized for their innovation and creativity in planning and deploying their enterprise systems, future technology goals, management philosophy and service to the industry and community.

To check out the Interactive edition of TEQ with CIO of the Year coverage, click here.

Winners and finalists across six categories are listed below:

GLOBAL CATEGORY – GREATER THAN 10,000 EMPLOYEES

WINNER: Kenneth J. Spangler, Senior Vice President & CIO, Information Technology, FedEx Ground


Finalists:

Steven D. Bugajski, General Manager, Global Infrastructure, United States Steel Corporation

Robert A. Carroll, Senior Vice President & CIO, Education Management Corporation

Anuj Dhanda, Executive Vice President & CIO, PNC Financial Services

Steven R. Hanna, Vice President, CIO and Chief Technology Officer, Kennametal

Michael L. Keslar, CIO for Asset Servicing and Global Markets, BNY Mellon


GLOBAL CATEGORY – LESS THAN 10,000 EMPLOYEES

WINNER: Sue A. McMurdy, Executive Vice President & CIO, First Commonwealth Financial Corporation


Finalists:

Craig L. Dean, Executive Director, CIO, MEDRAD Inc.

Jeremy N. Gill, Vice President of IT – CIO, Michael Baker Corporation

Richard A. Liebscher, Vice President, Information Technology, Eat’n Park Hospitality Group

Patrick A. Worms, Group CIO, Carmeuse


ENTERPRISE CATEGORY – 250 – 1,500 EMPLOYEES

WINNER: John Miller, Vice President of Information Technology, American Textile Company


Finalists:

Ronald R. Kimmell, Director of Information Technologies, Nemacolin Woodlands Resort & Spa

Jonathan Stein, Director Business Development, Business Systems Integration and IT, Liberty Tire Recycling, LLC

Tom Vogl, Vice President of Information Services, Leed’s


GROWTH CATEGORY – UNDER 250 EMPLOYEES

WINNER: Andrew Rabin, Chief Technology Officer, CECity

Finalists:

Laurie Pemrick, CIO, McCrory & McDowell LLC

Christopher F. Hayes, Vice President, Information Technology, Net Health Systems, Inc.


NON-PROFIT CATEGORY

WINNER: Howard A. Stern, Ph.D., Director and CIO, City of Pittsburgh

Finalists:

George W. Appley, Senior Vice President & CIO, Concurrent Technologies Corporation

Philip M. Komarny, Vice President for Information Technology, Seton Hill University

Dr. Charles A. Mance, Vice President of University Technology Services, California University of Pennsylvania

Dallas Smith, CIO, United Way of Allegheny County


CIO CHOICE AWARD

WINNER: Rex Althoff, CIO, Federated Investors, Inc.

Author: techburgher

Jonathan runs Visibility Initiatives at the Pittsburgh Technology Council. The Council is the nation’s largest IT trade association with 1,350 members. One of our platforms is to provide visibility to Pittsburgh tech companies and the industry in general.