Info-Tech Research Group Announces 2021 CIO Awards Winners, Celebrates Exceptional IT Leaders

Published: Dec. 1, 2021 at 7:00 AM CST

TORONTO, Dec. 1, 2021 /PRNewswire/ - Info-Tech Research Group, a leading IT research and advisory firm, is proud to announce the winners of the 2021 Info-Tech CIO Awards. The awards recognize outstanding IT leaders who have delivered exceptional business value to their organizations and achieved high stakeholder satisfaction scores through Info-Tech's CIO Business Vision program for the 2021 year.

Info-Tech Research Group Logo (CNW Group/Info-Tech Research Group)
Info-Tech Research Group Logo (CNW Group/Info-Tech Research Group)

Since 2016, Info-Tech has celebrated exceptional IT leaders who have demonstrated success, as quantified by their direct business stakeholders. The CIO Business Vision program determines each year's winners by measuring an organization's satisfaction with IT's core services for the year, which provides CIOs with the insights required to jumpstart a successful IT strategy.

"Each year, the Info-Tech CIO Awards recognize the leaders who best drive the business value of IT for their respective organizations," says Geoff Nielson, Senior Vice President, Global Services & Delivery for Info-Tech Research Group. "With honorees selected based on stakeholder satisfaction, the 2021 winners are especially noteworthy given the rapid shifts required to navigate business environments this past year. The IT leaders recognized for this year's award have demonstrated success in leading their teams and organizations during a period of uncertainty and change with impressive results. We are thrilled to congratulate each of them in this outstanding achievement."

There were 372 contenders for the 2021 CIO Awards, with 38 winners identified across multiple divisions: Large & Enterprise Business, Medium Business, Small Business, and, new for 2021, Visionary & Growth Leaders.

A variety of industries are represented in this year's award, including higher education, insurance, construction, financial services, manufacturing, and non-profit, as well as the public sector.

Winners for the 2021 CIO Awards are as follows:

Large & Enterprise Business Division

  • Daryl Tilley, Ingham Intermediate School District
  • Jeremy Lovato, New Mexico Department of Transportation
  • Steve Hargis, City of Moreno Valley
  • Dominique Mckinley, Kentucky Public Pensions Authority
  • Jeff Brooks, Muscogee Creek Nation Casinos
  • Kathy Jones, Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority
  • Jesse Oman, Old Republic National Title Insurance Company
  • Adam Templeton, Aecon Construction Group
  • Leo Sharum, ArcBest Technologies
  • Inez Rodenburg, City of Danville

Medium Business Division

  • Todd Ryan, Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office
  • Marc Menhart, The W. W. Williams company
  • Anna Adika, Serraview America, Inc.
  • Kelly Becker, Colorado Housing and Finance Authority
  • Chris Clancy, Wingspan Care Group
  • Terri-Anne Crawford, Polk County Tax Collector
  • Co-Nghiep Ho, Fullerton College
  • Ed Boraas, Concordia University of Edmonton
  • Mark Breen, Vail School District

Small Business

  • Jason Jaurique, City of Rancho Mirage
  • Richard Roark, Bay Federal Credit Union
  • Dan Phillips, Victoria Police Department
  • Michael Tomasek, WESTconsin Credit Union
  • Phillip Partin, Roper Pump Company
  • Kevin Ruthven, CAA Niagara
  • Dan Domagala, Denver Botanic Gardens
  • Ann Gross, Mennonite Mutual Insurance Company
  • Jim Ganotis, Destination Cleveland
  • Mark Gremmert, Fire and Police Pension Association

Visionary & Growth Leaders

  • Denish Haripal, EnX Group
  • Sheri Horwitz, Synchronoss
  • Michelle Bourgeois, St. Vrain Valley School District
  • Rob Morse, Platte River Power Authority
  • Erica Ciupak, Society of Manufacturing Engineers
  • Jomar McDonald, Adler University
  • Dave Blum, Hylant Group, Inc.
  • Luisa Andrews, Toronto Community Housing Corp.
  • Howard Miller, UCLA Anderson School of Management

To see the complete list of winners and learn more about the awards, please visit the 2021 Info-Tech CIO Awards page.

To learn more about Info-Tech's research and services, visit or follow on LinkedIn and Twitter for industry insights and research updates.

About Info-Tech Research Group

Info-Tech Research Group is the world's fastest-growing information technology research and advisory company, proudly serving over 30,000 IT professionals. The company produces unbiased and highly relevant research to help CIOs and IT leaders make strategic, timely, and well-informed decisions. Info-Tech partners closely with IT teams to provide everything they need, from actionable tools to analyst guidance, ensuring they deliver measurable results for their organizations.

View original content to download multimedia:

SOURCE Info-Tech Research Group

The above press release was provided courtesy of PRNewswire. The views, opinions and statements in the press release are not endorsed by Gray Media Group nor do they necessarily state or reflect those of Gray Media Group, Inc.