|[September 18, 2012]
The North Carolina Technology Association (NCTA) Announces Technology Executive of the Year Award Finalists
RALEIGH, N.C. --(Business Wire)--
Carolina Technology Association (NCTA (News - Alert)), the primary voice of the
technology industry in North Carolina, today announced finalists for the
Technology Executive of the Year - People's Choice Award. This annual
award honors a North Carolina technology executive who has demonstrated
leadership and achieved industry success over the past year. It is the
only award determined by popular vote, and will be presented at the
annual NCTA 21 Awards Gala on November 8 where 800 leaders
NCTA received an impressive number of nominations and this year's
Sharon Allan, Accenture (News - Alert): As a senior executive with Accenture's
utilities industry group, Sharon Allan leads the smart grid practice
for North America. She was named one Smart Grid's three most powerful
women in 2010.
Lee Congdon, Red Hat (News - Alert): As Chief Information Officer, Lee Congdon
is responsible for Red Hat's global information systems, including the
technology straegy, enterprise architecture, information technology
governance and systems operations supporting the company.
Jesse Lipson, Citrix (formerly ShareFile): Jesse Lipson founded
ShareFile in 2005 and in just over 6 years helped the company grow to
almost 20,000 corporate customers. ShareFile was acquired by Citrix
Systems in October, 2011.
Jeff Stovall, City of Charlotte: As Charlotte's first Chief
Information Officer, Jeff Stovall is responsible for the overall
business planning of all technology systems relative to the city's
strategic goals. Jeff was instrumental in preparing the city's
technology infrastructure to successfully host the Democratic National
Voting opens today and runs through October 17, 2012. The public is
encouraged to vote by visiting the Association's website: www.nctechnology.org.
"The winner of this award will join the ranks of North Carolina's most
accomplished technology leaders. We encourage both members and
non-members to vote for the executive who they feel best personifies
excellence and achievement over the past 12 months," said Brooks
Raiford, NCTA's President & CEO.
Past winners include Keith Luedeman, goodmortgage.com (2011), Mark
Munday, Elster Solutions (2010) and Michael Capps, Epic Games (2009).
The winner will be announced and recognized at the Association's annual
awards gala, presented with title sponsor Grant Thornton (News - Alert) on Thursday,
November 8 at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel and Convention Center in
The North Carolina Technology Association (NCTA) is a not-for-profit,
membership-driven trade association and the primary voice of the
technology industry in North Carolina. NCTA is the intersection of
leadership and technology, fueling the growth of North Carolina through
Executive Engagement, Public Affairs, and a Knowledge Workforce. For
more information, visit our website at www.nctechnology.org.
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