Friday, October 2, 2009

The CIO 50 West winners include David Hudson, VP IT, Keenan & Associate

Everything Channel Announces the CIO 50 West Winners
press release
Sept. 21, 2009

--New Recognition Honors IT Executives for Influence, Innovation and Ability to Collaborate with Integrators and Vendors

FRAMINGHAM, Mass., Sept 21, 2009 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Everything Channel, a division of United Business Media, today announced the CIO 50 West winners, a new recognition that honors IT executives for their influence, innovation and ability to collaborate with integrators and vendors. The awards were presented at Everything Channel's Midsize Enterprise Summit West 2009, which took place at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los Angeles, CA.

The CIO 50 West winners include:

1. Mohinder Chopra, SVP & CIO, OSI Systems
2. David Hudson, VP IT, Keenan & Associates
3. Tracy Cleeton, Director of IT, Saga Communications
4. Keenan Lersch, Technology Manager, American Railcar Industries
5. Thomas Smith, CTO, PSRS/PEERS of Missouri
6. Brad Cackler, IT Director, Micro Power Electronics
7. Dave McDowell, Director of IT, West Liberty Foods
8. Greg McLean, Director of Technical Services, Green Bay Packaging
9. Christopher Holda, Director, IT, Integrated Health Associates
10. Randy Nye, IT Manager, Oak Harbor Freight Lines, Inc.
11. Rita Lazar-Tippe, IS Manager, Edmonton Journal
12. Michael Gauthier, CIO, IMTT
13. Michelle George, First VP - Application Development, Securities America
14. Nathan Church, VP & IT Manager, Columbia River Bank
15. Dave Ploch, CIO/Director, IT, Novus International
16. Greg Katers, Director of IT, Green Bay Packaging
17. David Chin, Director of IT, Stanford Hotels Corporation
18. David Price, IT Director, Resource Management, Inc.
19. Michael Brown, VP of IS, Peter Piper Pizza
20. Neil Stewart, Director Technical Operations, QuikTrip Corp
21. Dirk Anderson, VP Technology, C R England
22. Paul Dupree, CIO, Assistant VP of I.S., Asbury College
23. Bruce Hagen, VP Corporate IS, Bemis Manufacturing Co
24. Robert Bence, VP, Technology, Southwest Credit Systems
25. Larry Freed, Vice President & CIO, Atrium Companies, Inc.
26. Seth Hansen, VP - IT, Daktronics, Inc
27. David Cresswell, Director, IT Planning & Strategy, British Columbia
Institute of Technology
28. Lawrence Frederick, CIO, University of the Pacific
29. Raman Krishnaswami, Director, IT, Healthcare Benefit Trust
30. John DeLuca, Director of Information Technology, Hydranautics
31. Craig Crosby, Director, Information Services, Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves
& Savitch LLP
32. Adam Farkas, VP IT, Crown Media
33. Leonardo Imana, Director of Technology, Adelman Travel Group
34. Sergey Bushlyar, CIO, IT Director, Paul Capital Partners
35. Neil Ferguson, Technology Director, Orrick, Herrington, & Sutclife
36. Peter Mills, Executive Director, Information Technology, Canadian
Tourism Commission
37. David Cropper, CIO, Mamiye Brothers
38. Susan Faulkner, Director, Information Systems and Technology, Bluewave
39. Eric Vlam, Director of Information Systems, Equipment Depot
40. Michael Gibbons, Director, Northeastern State University
41. Aaron Bukhari, CIO & CSO, SNC Lavalin Nuclear Inc.
42. Chris Daly, Director, Infrastructure & Application Support,
Corporation Service Company
43. Niel Nickolaisen, CIO, Headwaters, Inc.
44. Lawrence Frederick, CIO, University of the Pacific
45. Carl Gammon, Director, Information Systems, Minntech Corporation
46. James Fielder, Vice President Information Technology, Farm Credit
Services of Illinois
47. Matthew Sharp, Director of I.T., David and Lucile Packard Foundation
48. Brian Mackay, Associate VP and CIO, Thompson Rivers University
49. Nick Barakat, IT Manager, Clean Energy Fuels Corp

50. Gary Allen, Chief Technology Officer, Amarillo Independent School

The professionals comprising the CIO 50 West were chosen for their leadership in utilizing technology to help increase corporate efficiencies, drive revenue and achieve other key business goals within their midsize company or organization. In particular,

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