ITS Employees Received 2018 Outstanding IT Manager Awards

Government Technology Recognized 38 ITS Leaders at the NYS IT Leadership Academy
Wednesday, March 21, 2018

The New York State Office of Information Technology Services (ITS) today announced that 38 ITS employees were recognized as Outstanding IT Managers at the annual New York State IT Leadership Academy. The Outstanding IT Manager Award recognizes individuals who demonstrate exemplary leadership, customer service, and public stewardship through team-leading, implementing innovative solutions and serving their agency and constituents. 2018's New York State Outstanding IT Managers from ITS are as follows:

Thomas Austin

Cindy Beighey

Christopher Blohm

Fee Bourdeau

Tammy Carpentier

Rajni Chawla

Michele Chenette

Jason Coffey

Kevin Coon

Darius DeJesus

Christopher Desain

Jennifer Fil

Joseph Franchini

Srilakshmi Garapati

Don Howe

Kevin Hughes

Donna LaChance

Matthew Leary

Daniel Lindh

Arne Louison

Manohar Mathan

Steve Mattison

Erin McCarthy

Diana Rieker

Larry Ross

Nonito Sarrosa

Michael Seaman

Bruce Sharps

Andrew Soper

Karen Sorady

Dominick Sorrentino

David Viau

Kurt Walden

Craig Woodrow

Nance Yonkers

Jennifer Zaccaria

Philip Zanella

Theresa Zarrelli

This year's outstanding IT managers were honored in a special awards ceremony held during the 2018 New York State IT Leadership Academy. The IT Leadership Academy, which took place on March 20 and 21 in Albany, was hosted by Government Technology, in partnership with the State of New York. During the awards ceremony, two New York State Top IT Leaders were also recognized for outstanding leadership. New York State Executive Deputy Chief Information Officer Karen Geduldig was honored as the 2018 New York State CIO of the Year and ITS Chief General Counsel Shoshanah Bewlay was honored as the 2018 New York State IT Leader of the Year.

About ITS

The Office of Information Technology Services (ITS) provides statewide IT strategic direction, IT policy and centralized IT services to the state and its governmental entities. ITS provides IT enterprise services to support the missions of state agencies by operating four mainframe data centers 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, including more than 90,000 telecom users, 50 statewide mission-critical applications, a secure network of over 1,600 miles of fiber, including IT operations, telecommunications, Internet and Intranet services, enterprise email systems and support, IT training, networking, data storage and processing. In addition, the agency has a world renowned project management practice, operates a first class technology academy for NY government entities and e-learning program for groups, operates a 24/7 customer care center, develops and supports web applications and assists with application development.

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