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CIO of the Year Awards


BBJ Special Section BBJ Announcement Winners Press Release

Congratulations to our 2021 winners!




Leadership

Curt Carver

Large Enterprise

Kevin McMahon

Enterprise

Terri Bentley


Corporate

Ben Barnes

Nonprofit/Public Sector

Scott Ross

Large Enterprise Finalists

John
Enriquez

Lynn
Lovelady

Kevin
McMahon

Kevin
Ray

Ben
Rosebrock

Enterprise Finalists

Terri
Bentley

Raymond
Harris

Billy
Helmandollar

Kenneth
McClain

Corporate Finalists

Ben
Barnes

Kevin
Hicks

Tommy
McNeal

Rolf
Van Rijn

Nonprofit/Public Sector Finalists

Damian
Clarke

Emily
Elam

Rand
Harris

Scott
Ross

Bill
Steiner

2021 Keynote

Fran Dramis, Author, Speaker & Innovator, F. Dramis LLC

F.A. (“Fran”) Dramis is recognized as one of the country's top IT leaders, and has been recognized by a variety of publications as one of the nations top CIOs. He brings extensive knowledge and experience with implementing effective leadership systems in IT organizations and managing technological transformation. Currently, Fran serves as the CEO of F. Dramis LLC, a technology consulting and investment firms. He is a renowned speaker and consultant and has published three books on leadership principles and retention. Formerly, Fran served as the Chief Information, Ecommerce and Security Officer for BellSouth corp. During his tenure, BellSouth's IT and Security groups were nationally recognized as top organizations in their fields.

Leadership Award Recipient

Curt Carver, VP of IT & CIO, University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB)

Dr. Curtis Carver was named Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer in June 2015, following a national search. In this role as servant leader and enabler of others, he leads a team of dedicated professionals who support UAB’s mission by providing world-class IT solutions with a focus on innovation, agility, and cost efficiency.

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