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.
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
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
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
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
Laurie Pemrick, CIO, McCrory & McDowell LLC
Christopher F. Hayes, Vice President, Information Technology, Net Health Systems, Inc.
WINNER: Howard A. Stern, Ph.D., Director and CIO, City of Pittsburgh
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.
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.