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DFW SIM Chapter IT Executive of the Year
The IT Executive of the Year Award was created by the DFW SIM Chapter in 1998 to recognize excellence in IT management within the Dallas/Fort Worth area. During the first four years, recipients were recognized at a special reception at the Dallas Information Technology Exposition (ITEC) in June. In 2002, the DFW Chapter assumed complete ownership and control of the award. At the same time the Awards Ceremony was moved to coincide with the Annual DFW SIM Chapter’s Holiday Banquet in December.

Initially only one winner per year was selected; however, starting in 2003, multiple awards were selected based upon the size of the IT organization. This continued until 2007, when the Board returned to the one-winner only rule.

Since 2005 the IT Executive of the Year Award has been held in conjunction with our Spring Kick-off Event, which is generally in March. This is an open meeting, and typically draws crowds of 200 or more members and guests.

2010 will be the 13th year of the award. Since its inception only 18 individuals have been selected to win this award.

2010 Winner -- IT Executive of the Year Award -- Announced April 4th 2011

John Burke, Co-Founder & CIO, Ambit Energy

Ambit Energy IT Team

President Jowers presents 2010 DFW Chapter IT Executive of the Year to

John Burke, Ambit Engergy PRESS RELEASE (Click here)



2009 Winner -- IT Executive of the Year Award

2009 IT Executive of the Year -- Ramon F. Baez, VP IT Services & CIO, Kimberly-Clark, Corp.

NEWS FLASH 2009 IT Executives of the Year Announced **PRESS RELEASE**(March 1, 2010)

2009 IT Executive of the Year recipient, Ramon F. Baez, receives award from Chapter President Mark Urbis.
(March 1, 2010 Spring Kick-off Meeting)

Ramon F. Baez, VP for Information Technology Services and CIO, Kimberly-Clark, Corp.

Past Winners of the IT Executive of the Year Award

2008 Winner -- IT Executive of the Year Award

2008 IT Executive of the Year

NEWS FLASH 2008 IT Executives of the Year Announced **PRESS RELEASE**(March 2, 2009)

2008 IT Executive of the Year recipient, Mike Alverson, receives award from Chapter President Mark Urbis.
(March 2, 2009 Spring Kick-off Meeting)

Michael E. Alverson, VP/Deputy CIO Innovative Technology Solutions (ITS), Texas Health Resources

The Texas Health Resource Innovation Technology Solutions (THR ITS) Leadership Team


(Left to right) Bill Lyon, Shelley Warren, Mike Alverson, Pat Johnston, Debbie Jowers (back), and Paula Palmer

2007 IT Executive of the Year 

DFW Chapter President, Nate Langston hands 2007 SIM EOY Award to Merv Tarde at March, 2008 Chapter Meeting.
Merv Tarde, VP & CIO, Interstate Batteries

2006 IT Executives of the Year

NEWS FLASH 2006 IT Executives of the Year Announced **PRESS RELEASE**

Photo (Left to right): Steve Davis, Caren Shiozaki, Alex Petit, Phil Maternowski 2006 Large Organization Winners

2006 IT Executive of the Year
Phil S. Maternowski, Sr. Vice President & Chief Information Officer
CitiFinancial Auto
1st Runner Up
Caren Shiozaki, Vice President & Chief Information Officer
Belo Corp 2006 Midsize Organization Winners

2006 IT Executive of the Year
Alex Pettit, Chief Technology Officer
City of Denton
1st Runner Up
Steve Davis, Chief Information Officer
SOURCECORP, Incorporated

2005 IT Executives of the Year

Large Firm Category:
Linda Goodspeed, CTO, Lennox International, Inc.

Midsize Firm Co-Winners:

Midsize Firm Winners:
Kevin Campbell, VP & CIO, Hunt Consolidated, Inc
John Phillips, Director, IT & Systems, Trinity Industries, Inc.

From left to right -Kevin Campbell, VP & CIO, Hunt Consolidated, Inc.John Phillips; Linda A. Goodspeed, CTO, Lennox International; John Phillips, Corporate Director, Information Technology & Services, Trinity Industries, Inc.

2004 IT Executive of the Year

Large Firm Category
Richard A. Harris, Jr., Assoc. VP for Computing and CTO, University of North Texas

From left to right
David Muntz, SVP and CIO, Texas Health Resources (Finalist - Large Firm Category)
Richard Harris, Jr. AVP and CTO, University of North Texas - 2004 Winner in Large Firm Category
John Polizzi, SVP and CIO, N. American Blockbuster, Inc. (Finalaist - Large Firm Category

2003 IT Executive of the Year

Large Firm Category - Co-Winners
Evelyn Follit, CIO & Sr. VP of Organizational Enabling Services, Radio Shack Corporation
Keith Morrow, CIO & VP Information Systems, 7-Eleven, Inc.

Small and Medium Firm Category - Co-Winners
Joe Lacik, VP of Information Services, Aviall Inc.
Steve Williams, Sr. VP & CIO, Mattress Giant Corp.


From left to right
Top Row: Steve Williams, Sr. VP & CIO, Mattress Giant Corp. - Co-Winner in Small & Medium Firm Category
Keith Morrow, CIO & VP Information Systems, 7-Eleven Inc. - Co-Winner in Large Firm Category
Joe Lacik, VP of Information Services, Aviall, Inc. - Co-Winner in Small & Medium Firm Category

Bottom Row: Evelyn Follit, CIO & Sr. VP, Organizational Enabling Services, RadioShack Corp. - Co-Winner in Large Firm Category
Merv Tarde, VP of Information Technology & CIO, Interstate Batteries - Finalist

Not Shown: Richard Harris, Assistant VP Computing & CTO, University of North Texas
Georgia "Cookie" Chambers, CIO, Texas-New Mexico Power Co.

 

2002 IT Executive of the Year:
Large Firm Category
Dave Landry, Group Vice President, Verizon Information Services

2001 IT Executive of the Year:
Large Firm Category

John Bock, Community Credit Union, Senior Vice President & Chief Information Officer

2000 IT Executive of the Year:
Large Firm Category
Earl Peck, Sr. VP Information Technology and Billing, VarTec Telecom

1999 IT Executive of the Year:
Large Firm Category
Jack Dowling, CIO, Compucom Inc

1998 IT Executive of the Year:
Large Firm Category

Phil Farr, Director IT, Fina Oil & Chemical

For complete information about the award, please contact Dr. Jack Becker at the University of North Texas.

Dr. Jack D. Becker
Chairperson DFW SIM Chapter, Communications and PR
Dr. Jack D. Becker
ITDS Department
College of Business Administration
University of North Texas
Denton, TX 76203
WP: 940-565-3113
becker@unt.edu

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