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2006 Premier 100 IT Leaders

The list of 100 honorees for 2006.

By Ellen Fanning
December 12, 2005 12:00 PM ET

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  • Robert S. Autor, executive vice president and CIO, Sallie Mae, Reston Va.
  • Cara A. Babachicos, CIO and corporate director, Partners Continuing Care, Partners HealthCare System Inc., Wellesley, Mass.
  • Hari Bezwada, program manager, Information Technology Systems, Pentagon Renovation & Construction Program Office, Arlington, Va.
  • Rebecca A. Blalock, senior vice president and CIO, Southern Company Services Inc., Atlanta
  • Ken Bohlen, executive vice president and chief innovation officer, Textron Inc., Fort Worth, Texas
  • Terry P. Brooks, division manager, information services, Yamaha Motor Corp. U.S.A., Cypress, Calif.

  • Lawrence F. Buettner, CIO, Wheels Inc., Des Plaines, Ill.

  • Katherine E. Busser, CIO, U.S. card division; vice president, Capital One Financial Corp., Richmond, Va.

  • Julie F. Butcher, vice president of information technology, MDC Holdings Inc., Centennial, Colo.

  • Laynglyn M. Capers, vice president, United Parcel Service Inc., Timonium, Md.

  • Barbara D. Carlini, North America CIO, Diageo North America Inc., Norwalk, Conn.

  • Andres E. Carvallo, CIO, Austin Energy, Austin, Texas

  • Guy Chiarello, CIO and CTO, Morgan Stanley Securities; Morgan Stanley, New York

  • Kathy J. Claypatch, director, online IT operations, University of Phoenix Online, Phoenix

  • Hap M. Cluff, director of IT, city of Norfolk, Va.

  • George F. Coulter, vice president, CIO, The AES Corp., Arlington, Va.

  • Helen Z. Cousins, senior vice president and CIO, Dex Media Inc., Englewood, Colo.

  • Jay C. Crotts, CIO, Shell Lubricants/B2B, Royal Dutch Shell PLC, London

  • Fred R. Danback, vice president, global technology, XL Global Services Inc., Stamford, Conn.

  • Nida S. Davis, chief architect, Federal Reserve System, Richmond, Va.

  • Paul M. de Graaff, chief information security architect, The Depository Trust & Clearing Corp., New York

  • Keith E. Dennelly, chief technology officer, State Street Global Advisors, Boston

  • Jon T. Elsasser, senior vice president and CIO, The Timken Co., Canton, Ohio

  • John F. Fisher, senior vice president and CIO, SmithBucklin Corp., Chicago

  • Robert Fort, director of IT, Virgin Entertainment Group, Los Angeles

  • Wendell Fox, senior vice president, North American Information Resources Field
  • Services, Marriott International Inc., Washington
  • Bill Franks, executive vice president and CIO, Saks Inc., Jackson, Miss.

  • Roland A. Garcia, senior vice president and CIO, Baptist Health of Northeast Florida, Jacksonville

  • Don Gibson, managing director of IT, FedEx Services, Irving, Texas

  • John P. Glaser, vice president and CIO, Partners HealthCare System Inc., Boston

  • Farzad Golshani, vice president of IT infrastructure, Transamerica Retirement Services, Los Angeles

  • Lev S. Gonick, vice president for information technology services and CIO, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland

  • Eric Gorham, director of IT, Regional Justice Information Service, St. Louis

  • Don Gould, director of IT, Godiva Chocolatier Inc., Reading, Pa.

  • Mark H. Griesbaum, CIO, Career Education Corp., Hoffman Estates, Ill.

  • Scott D. Griffin, vice president and CIO, The Boeing Co., Chicago

  • Elizabeth Hackenson, executive vice president and CIO, MCI Inc., Ashburn, Va.

  • Mitchell J. Hansen, vice president, enterprise systems and services, Quest Diagnostics Inc., Lyndhurst, N.J.

  • Carlton C. Harper, CIO, Modine Manufacturing Co., Racine, Wis.

  • Gerard M. Higgins, senior vice president, Verizon Information Processing Services, Verizon Wireless, New York

  • Robert G. Holstein, CIO and vice president for IT, National Public Radio, Washington

  • Michael H. Hugos, CIO, Network Services Co., Mount Prospect, Ill.

  • T. Charles Hunsinger, vice president of software engineering, Corporate Express Inc., Broomfield, Colo.

  • Al R. Iagnemmo Jr., director of the e-business division, Federal Supply Service, General Services Administration, Arlington, Va.

  • Steven A. John, CIO, Agriliance LLC, Inver Grove Heights, Minn.

  • Michael L. Jones, senior vice president and CIO, Circuit City Stores Inc., Richmond, Va.

  • Raymond Karrenbauer, CTO, ING Insurance Americas, Hartford, Conn.

  • Barbara Koster, senior vice president and CIO, Prudential Financial Inc., Roseland, N.J.

  • Michael B. Koval, senior vice president and CIO, Long & Foster Real Estate Inc., Fairfax, Va.

  • Kathy S. Lane, senior vice president and CIO, The Gillette Co., Boston

  • Patrick Law, vice president of infrastructure, American Modern Insurance Group Inc., Amelia, Ohio

  • William J. Lewkowski, CIO, Metropolitan Health Corp., Grand Rapids, Mich.

  • Dennis P. L'Heureux, senior vice president of planning and CIO, Rockford Health System, Rockford, Ill.

  • Matthew J. Lynch, senior vice president and CIO, ShopKo Stores Inc., Green Bay, Wis.

  • Saumyendra Mathur, vice president, IT, Americas Region, Hewlett-Packard Co., Houston

  • Margaret McCarthy, senior vice president and CIO, Aetna Inc., Hartford, Conn.

  • Joseph T. McCartin, senior vice president and CIO, National City Corp., Cleveland

  • Jeffrey R. McIntyre, assistant vice president of technology services, BNSF Railway Co., Fort Worth, Texas

  • Gregory J. Meffert, CTO and CIO, city of New Orleans

  • Enzo Micali, senior vice president and CIO, 1-800-Flowers.com Inc., Westbury, N.Y.

  • Dennis E. Michael, vice president of IT and strategic planning, Watkins Motor Lines Inc., Lakeland, Fla.

  • Earl R. Monsour, director of strategic information technologies, Maricopa Community College District, Tempe, Ariz.

  • Patrick E. Moroney, senior vice president and CIO, Health Care Service Corp., Chicago

  • Paul R. Mueller, vice president of technology services, Schneider National Inc., Green Bay, Wis.

  • Diane P. Murray, vice president and CIO, Mission Systems sector, Northrop Grumman Corp., Reston, Va.

  • Rajesh Narang, chief system manager, Centre for Railway Information System, Chanakya Puri, New Delhi

  • Steven L. Naylor, vice president and director of IT, Federal Home Loan Bank of
    Topeka, Kansas

  • Tom Nealon, senior vice president and CIO, Southwest Airlines Co., Dallas

  • Dianah L. Neff, CIO, city of Philadelphia

  • Tom Oelsner, program director, remote services, Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG, Heidelberg, Germany

  • David A. Oles, IT director of research and development, Rent-A-Center Inc., Plano, Texas

  • Richard H. Omartian, IT chief financial officer and chief of staff, The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America, New York

  • Scott A. Painter, director of data center operations, Cardinal Health Inc., Dublin, Ohio

  • Kay J. Palmer, CIO and executive vice president of IT, J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc., Lowell, Ark.

  • Michael T. Parisi, director of IT infrastructure integration and strategy, Honeywell Automation & Control Solutions, Arlington Heights, Ill.

  • John M. Petrone, CTO, Autobytel Inc., Irvine, Calif.

  • Mark S. Popolano, president, AIG Technologies Inc.; CIO and senior vice president, American International Group Inc., New York

  • Al-Noor Ramji, BT Group CIO and BT Exact CEO, BT Group PLC, London

  • Toby Eduardo Redshaw, corporate vice president of IT strategy, architecture and e-business, Motorola Inc., Schaumburg, Ill.

  • Bill Regehr, senior vice president of IT and CIO, Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Atlanta

  • Mark A. Resmer, chief technology officer, Whitney University, Dallas (formerly corporate CTO, eCollege, Denver)

  • George C. Rimnac, vice president and chief technologist, W.W. Grainger Inc., Lake Forest, Ill.

  • Michael J. Roche, senior vice president, protection technology and administration, Allstate Insurance Co., Northbrook, Ill.

  • John F. Schindler, CIO, Kichler Lighting, Cleveland

  • Tom H. Scott, executive vice president of operations and CIO, Direct Holdings Worldwide LLC, Virginia Beach, Va.

  • Esat Sezer, corporate vice president and CIO, Whirlpool Corp., Benton Harbor, Mich.

  • Steve D. Silverman, vice president of IT, Bausch & Lomb Inc., Rochester, N.Y.

  • Sheri Stahler, associate vice president of academic computer services, Temple University, Philadelphia

  • John T. Stankey, senior executive vice president and CTO, SBC Communications Inc., San Antonio

  • John Sullivan, CIO, American Chemical Society, Washington (formerly CIO, AARP, Washington)

  • Michael C. Theis, chief of cyber counterintelligence, National Reconnaissance Office, Chantilly, Va.

  • Keith J. Thibodeaux, CIO, Lafayette Consolidated Government, Lafayette, La.

  • Larry S. Thomas, vice president and CIO, Landstar System Inc., Jacksonville, Fla.

  • John L. Truschinger, vice president and CIO, GlobalSantaFe Corp., Houston

  • Bill A. Tucker, vice president of systems delivery, Nordstrom Inc., Seattle

  • Wade Vann, senior vice president of IT and CIO, Simmons Bedding Co., Atlanta

  • Marc West, senior vice president and CIO, H&R Block Inc., Kansas City, Mo.

  • William W. Westrate, formerly vice president and CIO, Aramark Corp., Downers Grove, Ill.

  • Laurie S. Zeitlin, senior vice president and CIO, FedEx Kinko's, Dallas

  • David L. Zeppieri, assistant administrator and CIO, Transportation Security
  • Administration, Arlington, Va.


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