City of Charlotte’s Jeff Stovall named Public Sector CIO of the Year

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.”


Stovall joined 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, delive​​rs technology services to city departments and partnership agencies, and coordinates information technology initiatives across the organization to support, enhance and advance citizen service delivery.​​

Stovall 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 res​p​onsible 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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