Update: The annual Dallas CIO of the Year ORBIE Awards program, which honors chief information officers that demonstrate excellence in technology leadership. Winners will be announced on February 26 at a virtual event. Southwest Airlines President Tom Nealon will talk about the importance of tech on the experience of travelers as the keynote speaker. Here’s a look at the honorees in a special section of the Dallas Business Journal in partnership with DallasCIO.
The Dallas CIO Leadership Organization announced finalists for the 2021 Dallas CIO of the Year Award.
Honorees include 37 finalists in seven categories: corporate, public sector, healthcare, enterprise, large enterprise, global, and super global.
The “ORBIE,” which has been around for more than 20 years, honors excellence in technology leadership among chief information officers who are evaluated on their leadership, innovation, business value creation, and community involvement.
The awards will go virtual on Feb. 26 to honor winners who stand out in innovation, business value creation, and community involvement. For more information, visit dallascio.org.
The finalists for 2021, announced in a DallasCIO web post, are:
Super Global CIO Finalists
Nancy Flores , EVP, CIO, and CTO, McKesson
Tammy Gilbert, CIO and Head of Corporate Technologies, Fidelity
Sue-Jean Lin, SVP and CIO, Alcon
Sudhir Nair, Chief Information and Technology Officer, Loan Depot
Pankaj Patra, SVP and CIO, Brinker International
Angela Venuk , CIO, GameStop
Global CIO Finalists
Ramnik Kamo, EVP Global Operations and CIO, Mavinir
Christi Liebe, Global CIO, Omni Logistics
Bill McDonald, CIO, WIS International
Andy Potter, CTO, Rug Doctor
Gertrude Van Horn, SVP and CIO, NCH Corp.
Large Enterprise CIO Finalists
Ashley Denison, CIO, Caliber Collision
Jim French, CTO, Transplace
Vipin Gupta, Group VP and CIO, Toyota Financial Services
Nimesh Mehta, CIO, National Life Group
Mike Santimaw, SVP and CIO, Rent-A-Center
Enterprise CIO Finalists
Brian Drevicky, CIO, Supreme Lending
Michele Rodgers, CIO, Exeter
Hina Shamsi, CIO, Texas Capital Bank
Trey Smith, CIO, MIC Global Services
Mani Suri, SVP and CIO, 7-Eleven
Corporate CIO Finalists
Joan Holman, CIO, Clark Hill
Jyoti Lynch, CIO, European Wax Center
Steve McLaurin, VP and CIO, Denbury
Mark Overton, SVP and CIO, Greyhound
Neelu Sethi, SVP and CIO, Reddy Ice
Healthcare CIO Finalists
Vin Crispino, CIO, BayMark Health Services
Shane Henderson, CTO, Signify Health
Joe Longo, SVP and CIO, Parkland
Pamela McNutt, SVP and CIO, Methodist Health System
Theresa Meadows, SVP and CIO, Cook Children’s
Jan Ross, CIO Technology Division, N Thrive
Public Sector Finalists
Mark Elrod, Director of IT, North Texas Food Bank
Jack Kelanic, CTO, Dallas ISD
Doug Short, CIO, Trinity River Authority
Caren Skipworth, CIO, Collin County
Michael Youngs, VP of IT Services, Dallas Fort Worth International Airport
This story was updated with updated honoree and event information on Feb. 18, 2021, at 8:30 p.m.
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