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2017 CIO of the Year Winners Announced

2017 CIO of the Year Winners Announced

Article Published: March 23, 2017

CIO CrowdWith more than 650 people in attendance at the Westin Convention Center Hotel, the Pittsburgh Technology Council (PTC) and the Greater Pittsburgh CIO Group honored the region’s top technology executives who work in industry, non-profit, and academia.

Nominees, including chief information officers (CIO) and chief information security officers (CISO) or those in equivalent positions, were recognized for their innovation and creativity in planning and deploying their enterprise systems, future technology goals, management philosophy and service to industry and the community.

“Pittsburgh is home to some of the brightest tech minds in the world leading technology strategies across companies of all sizes and industries,” said PTC President and CEO Audrey Russo. “It is important to take a night to celebrate their accomplishments, innovation and leadership. Congratulations to the finalists and winners.”

At the awards, CIOs and CISOs were recognized in seven categories according to company size along with an education and nonprofit category. Each year, the awards also recognize a CIO Choice to honor the lifetime achievements of a regional CIO.

Each of the 27 finalists was judged by a committee of members of the Pittsburgh Technology Council and the Greater Pittsburgh CIO Group.

BartelCIO of the Year: Education

Charles Bartel, Assistant VP/CIO, Duquesne University

Chuck Bartel joined Duquesne University as Assistant Vice President/Chief Information Officer (AVP/CIO) in August 2014. Bartel is responsible for the overall management and strategic planning for all university IT services including administrative computing, centralized infrastructure, and a variety of technology support services including enterprise reporting, telecommunication services, and information security. Prior to joining Duquesne, Bartel was Director of Global IT Services (GITS) at Carnegie Mellon University having previously held the positions of Director of Operations and Director of Network Services. In addition, Chuck served as Computing Services’ point person for the CMU’s new global initiatives.

Finalists

  • Dave Charles, Director of Information Technology, North Hills School District
  • Peter Mahoney, CIO, St. Vincent College                                               
  • Edward McKaveney, Technology Director, Hampton Township School District         
  • Ellen Wieckowski, Vice President Information Technology and Human Resources, Robert Morris University

MastroiannCIO of the Year: Non-Profit

Bruno Mastroianni, CIO, Center for Organ Recovery & Education

Bruno Mastroianni is the Chief Information Officer at the Center for Organ Recovery and Education.  Mastroianni provides leadership for the continued development of an innovative, robust, and secure information technology environment throughout the organization. He is nationally recognized as a leader in his role across Organ Procurement Organizations and he shares his expertise across the industry.  Prior to joining CORE, Mastroianni spent over 25 years in informational technology leadership roles in primarily in health care and higher education.

Finalists

  • Tricia Herman, CIO, Uniontown Hospital
  • Thomas Johnson, CIO, Penn Highlands Healthcare
  • Steven Mancini, CTO, National Cyber Forensics and Training Alliance

DileoCIO of the Year: Megabyte

David DiLeo, CIO, Industrial Scientific

David DiLeo is the current CIO at Industrial Scientific after joining the company as Global Director, Information Technology in 2013. He is an accomplished IT executive committed to optimizing and effectively running the business of IT. DiLeo brings deep experience and expertise in digital transformation, IoT, SaaS, ERP, CRM, PLM, application development, business intelligence, QA, IT security, infrastructure and global support within Fortune 50/500 and mid-sized global organizations.

Finalists

  • Philip A. Casale Jr., CIO, Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney, P.C.                   
  • Gregg Gualtieri, CTO, USG Insurance Services 

FedorkaCIO of the Year: Gigabyte

Stacey Fedorka, VP of Information Technology, ERIKS

Stacey Fedorka joined ERIKS in September 2012 as the Vice President of Technology (CIO) at Lewis-Goetz, (an ERIKS owned company) and was promoted to Vice President of Information Technology (CIO) for ERIKS North America on January 1, 2015. In this role, she is responsible for transforming the IT organization into a valued business partner who provides strategic leadership, innovative business and technology solutions, and world-class technical services aimed at driving profitable and sustainable business growth. 

Finalists

  • Steven W. Agnoli, CIO, Reed Smith
  • Tushar Lovalekar, VP, IT, Koppers
  • Scott Sullivan, CFO/CIO, PITT OHIO

SpanglerCIO of the Year: Terabyte

Kenneth Spangler, Senior Vice President, Information Technology, FedEx Ground & FedEx Freight Systems

Ken Spangler has been a technology professional in the transportation industry for 28 years, most of it with FedEx.  He is a native of Pittsburgh, PA and a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh.  Spangler’s work has been recognized with a number of I.T. industry awards, including Computerworld Premier 100 IT Leaders Award, CIO Magazine’s Ones to Watch in I.T. Award, and is a four-time winner of FedEx’s prestigious Five-Star Award. He has addressed advanced IT automation on CNBC-TV and is often invited to speak about management of technology, architecture and innovative technology uses in business.

Finalists

  • Mark Husnick, CIO, Arconic 
  • Richard Smith, VP, Global IT, Wabtec Corporation
  • Paul Yater, CIO, GNC Holdings, Inc.

HMS ChrisCISO of the Year: Gigabyte

Omar Khawaja, VP and Chief Information Security Officer, HM Health Solutions (Brad Carvellas pictured accepting for Omar)

Omar Khawaja has spent 15+ years delivering, developing and managing security solutions for startups, service providers, consulting firms and enterprises.  Khawaja is currently VP and Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at Highmark Health. Prior to Highmark, Omar was at Verizon Enterprise Solutions, where he had responsibility for their portfolio of security solutions with customers in 72 countries. Khawaja currently serves on the board of the Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST), on the Governing Body of Evanta, on the CISO Workgroup of the BCBSA, and as adjunct faculty for the (CISO) program at Carnegie Mellon University. 

Finalists

  • Joe Gajdosik, Director of IT Security, Curtiss-Wright Corporation
  • John Johnston, Chief Information Security Officer, Westlake Chemical     
  • Michael Yates, Global IT Security Director, ANSYS Inc.

DonahoeCISO of the Year: Terabyte

Franklin Donahoe, Chief Information Security Officer, Mylan

Franklin Donahoe began his career as a U.S. Marine and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Washington and two Master of Science degrees from Carnegie Mellon University. Donahoe has significant experience in the physical and information security fields, including executive protection services, security policy and standards management, vulnerability assessment, cyber incident response, security engineering, security awareness and training, and fraud management. Prior to Mylan he was CISO for Costco Wholesale.

Finalists

  • Susan Koski, Chief Data Protection Officer, Aetna
  • Sean Sweeney, Chief Information Security Officer, University of Pittsburgh

HuberCIO Choice Award

Raymond L. Huber,

Senior Vice President, Information Technology & Sector CIO, Eaton Corp.

Raymond L. Huber is the Chief Information Officer for Eaton’s Electrical Sector. Eaton is a global multi- billion diversified industrial manufacturer. He was anointed Senior Vice President, IT for the Electrical Sector in 2009, having previously served as Vice President-IT since 2002.

Huber began his career in 1987 with Westinghouse Electric Corporation in the Technical Sales and Marketing program. Beginning in 1989, he spent three years as a Field Sales Engineer in Allentown, PA. In 1992, he was promoted to Regional Marketing Manager for the Electrical Components Division. In 1995, after Eaton acquired Westinghouse’s Distribution and Control Business Unit, he was promoted to manager of the Customer Support Center for the Commercial Operations Division. In 1997, Huber was promoted to Manager, Product Configuration in the Information Technology group. Huber was named the Director of e-Business for Eaton in 2000. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science of Electrical Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh.

Huber is a board member of the United Way for Allegheny County and Three Rivers Connect (3RC), a non-profit in Pittsburgh. 

For full backgrounds on the winners and finalists, visit: /events/cio-of-the-year/2017-finalists.aspx

 

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