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Winners of the SC CIO Awards announced, event to be held in Columbia

Oct 17, 2018 02:32PM ● By Chris Haire
Integrated Media Publishing and AcumenIT will honor the 2018 recipients of the SC CIO Awards on Thursday, Nov. 1 at the S.C. State Museum in Columbia.

The awards will recognize South Carolina-based CIOs, CISOs, CTOs, VPs of Information Technology, IT Directors, etc. who have demonstrated the following key characteristics: Ability to work productively with business partners, alignment of technology direction with the company's strategy, innovation either internally or in the form of new products or services, growth in their information technology team, demonstration of strong leadership and involvement in their community. 

Recipients were selected by a team of external judges that reviewed their nomination form and scored based on a series of questions answered detailing their work accomplishments. The scores were averaged which determined the top recipients.

This year's recipients include:

Martin (Marty) Stewart, AnMed Health
Brandon Herring, Armada Analytics, Inc.
Tom Carr, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices C. Dan Joyner, REALTORs
David Zendzian, Pivotal 
William "Bill" Brown, Greenville County School District
Andy Patel, HillSouth iT Solutions
Mike Caputo, MUSC Health
Hank Jibaja, Nephron Pharmaceuticals Corporation
Morgan Willingham, Quality Business Solutions, Inc.
Dan Johnson, ReWa (Renewable Water Resources)
Adrian Brown, Seibels
Charles Bennett, Smith Drug Company
Jeff DeLong, South State Bank

The CIO Lifetime Achievement Award recipient will be announced and honored at the event as well as Judge's Choice Awards.

The SC CIO Awards was formed to recognize IT talent in South Carolina. The recipients will be featured in the December issue of Greenville Business Magazine and Columbia Business Monthly and the January/February issue of Charleston Business Magazine.

"The recipients reflect the type of high standard of talent located in South Carolina that are driving our industries forward" says Lori Coon, COO of Integrated Media Publishing. 

Keynote Speaker will be John J. Garstka, a member of the Senior Executive Service, is the Deputy Director for Cyber within the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment. 

His current responsibilities include oversight of the development and acquisition of capabilities for cyberspace operations and the oversight of DoD Platform Resilience efforts.

More information about the awards can be found at