Government Technology Names Top 25 Doers, Dreamers and Drivers of 2021
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Annual awards program honors visionary public-sector technology leaders.
SACRAMENTO, Calif., March 23, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Government Technology magazine today announced its 2021 Top 25 Doers, Dreamers and Drivers. Now in its 20th year, this year’s Top 25 honorees are 21 individuals and four teams who are innovators, collaborators and transformers driven to improve state and local government through technology.
Featured in Government Technology’s April/May issue, this year’s roster of honorees includes state, county and city chief information officers, as well as cybersecurity experts, a secretary of state, a civic tech group and others who are all striving to improve services and quality of life across the country. See the full list of winners below.
“This year’s Top 25 Doers, Dreamers and Drivers were tested in ways they likely never anticipated, and their work sustained the capacity of their organizations to serve their vast constituencies,” said Noelle Knell, editor, Government Technology magazine. “We’re honored to tell their stories and are looking forward to seeing their work continue.”
Read the winners’ stories here.
Government Technology’s 2021 Top 25 Doers, Dreamers and Drivers:
Jeff Baer, CTO, Portland, Ore.
Jonathan Behnke, CIO, San Diego
Brian Benn, CIO, Atlanta Housing Authority
Jack Belcher, CIO, Arlington County, Va.
Deborah Blyth, CISO, Colorado
Annette Dunn, CIO, Iowa
Joshua Edmonds, Director of Digital Inclusion, Detroit
Lookman Fazal, Chief Information and Digital Officer, New Jersey Transit
Kevin Ford, CISO, North Dakota
Lester Godsey, CIO, Maricopa County, Ariz.
Jena Griswold, Secretary of State, Colorado
Tanya Hannah, CIO, King County, Wash.
Farhang Heydari, Executive Director, Policing Project at NYU School of Law
Jeanne Holm, Deputy Mayor, Los Angeles
Kevin Jones, CIO, Indiana Department of Child Services
Adita Karkera, Former Deputy State CDO, Arkansas
Christopher Krebs, Former Director, CISA
Michael Leahy, Secretary, Maryland Department of Information Technology
Nelson Moe, CIO, Virginia
State and Local Government CIOs and Technology Staff
U.S. Digital Response
James Weaver, Former CIO, Washington
Greg Zickau, CIO, Idaho
Jon Husted, Lieutenant Governor
Ervan Rodgers, Chief Information Officer
Team Tablet Command:
Andy Bozzo, Founder and CDO
Will Pigeon, Founder and CTO
Government Technology’s Top 25 Doers, Dreamers and Drivers annual awards program has recognized more than 500 people since its inception in 2002. Recipients are chosen based on their record of using technology to solve problems, improve citizen services and transform internal operations.
About Government Technology | www.govtech.com
Government Technology is about solving problems in state and local government through the smart use of technology. Government Technology is a division of e.Republic, the nation’s only media and research company focused exclusively on state and local government and education.
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