N.C. (Aug. 18, 2017) – Jeff Stovall, the City of Charlotte’s chief information
officer (CIO), has been honored for his work to establish Charlotte as a
world-class digital city.
Stovall was named the 2017 Nonprofit CIO of the Year at the Charlotte CIO of
the Year Awards, the premiere technology executive recognition program of its
kind. The award recognizes chief information officers who have demonstrated
excellence in technology leadership, on behalf of the Charlotte CIO Leadership
that Jeff is being recognized for his leadership and vision as a CIO,” said
City Manager Marcus D. Jones. “He is well-respected by his peers in the
industry, as well as his colleagues in city government. The City of Charlotte
is privileged to have Jeff as its CIO.”
the City of Charlotte as its first chief information officer in 2008. He is
responsible for leading the city's Innovation and 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
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.
“I am honored
to be selected as a 2017 CIO of the Year awardee, but it’s really the power of
great teams that keeps us on track with how to best utilize technology to make
Charlotte a winning city,” Stovall said. “I’m blessed to be a leader of a
fantastic Innovation & Technology team which strives to make a difference
for our community.”
of the Year finalists and winners were selected through an independent
peer-review process, led by prior award recipients.
selection criteria were used in choosing this year’s winners:
- Innovation in strategy and implementation of
enterprise-wide IT systems.
- Leadership and management effectiveness.
- Business value created as a direct result of IT
operations for the organization.
- Community involvement in industry and/or philanthropy
outside their organization.