Co-hosted by the Greater Pittsburgh CIO Group and the Pittsburgh Technology Council, 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.
The finalists for this year's awards are:
Global Category (> 10,000 employees) Werner Baer, PPG Industries Francois Estellon, CATERPILLAR Global Mining Steve Hanna, Kennametal Ray Huber, Eaton Corporation
Global Category (< 10,000 employees) Robert Hiser, MedExpress Urgent Care Rich Liebscher, Eat'n Park Hospitality Group Carlo Morgano, EQT Gary Piganell, ANSYS, Inc. George Rosato, CONSOL Bonnie K. Smith, Thermo Fisher Scientific
Enterprise Category (250-1,500 employees) Jay Copenhaver, GAI Consultants, Inc. Ruth DeLost-Wylie, Peoples Natural Gas Company Ben Glaser, S&T Bank Mark Krupinski, WesBanco Cynthia Lesker, Kurt J. Lesker Spencer Miller, DynaVox Mayer-Johnson
Growth Category (under 250 employees) Dan Frazier, ECSI Bruce Freshwater, Sierra w/o Wires Christopher F. Hayes, Net Health Systems, Inc. Peter Herzum, Wolfe, LLC Stephen Menke, BodyMedia Erik Watts, Pittsburgh Penguins
Non-Profit Category George Appley, Concurrent Technologies Corporation Chuck Mance, California University of Pennsylvania Robert Patterson, Allegheny County Eric Schulties, Institute for Transfusion Medicine James Venturella, UPMC