CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Oct. 23, 2017) – The North Carolina
Technology Association (NCTA) has recognized the City of Charlotte’s Jeff
Stovall as the 2017 Public Sector Chief Information Officer (CIO) of the Year.
Award winners will be recognized during the N.C. Tech Awards
Gala, the only statewide technology awards gala, on Nov. 9 in Durham. The NCTA
is a not-for-profit association focused on advancing the state's technology
industry. NCTA has more than 700 member companies, organizations and
institutions representing more than 200,000 North Carolina-based employees,
according to the NCTA website.
“Being selected as the 2017 Public Sector CIO of the year is
a distinct honor,” Stovall said. “As Charlotte moves to become a world-class
digital city, it’s great to know that our partners and colleagues within the
NCTA membership recognize the progress we are making. Although I am the
one accepting the award, it is our passionate Innovation & Technology team
that truly makes Charlotte’s technology accomplishments possible.”
the City of Charlotte as its first CIO in 2008. He is responsible for leading
the city's Innovation & Technology department, which provides executive-level leadership for the city’s
Technology Governance Policy, delivers technology services to city
departments and partnership agencies, and coordinates information technology
initiatives across the organization to support, enhance and advance citizen
directed the city's technology preparations for the successful 2012 Democratic
National Convention. Prior to the City of Charlotte, Stovall was the director
of IT merger integration planning for Sprint Nextel, where he was responsible
for leading multiple post-merger integration efforts. His background also
includes leadership positions in corporate transformation management, telecom
product development and marketing and industrial project engineering.
The accounting firm of Cherry Bekaert reviewed applications
for the N.C. Tech Awards and presented its findings to the selection committee,
which selected finalists and winners. The selection committee is made up of
non-profit, media, education and technology leaders representing various regions
of the state.
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