Joseph L. DeVenuto, 2009 Honoree

Vice president, CIO
Norton Healthcare
Louisville, , Ky.
First job:
"I was a bagger/stock boy at a small local grocery."
What do you love about IT?
"IT is constantly changing and evolving in methodology, but it remains constant in its purpose: Improve the current conditions, add efficiency and repeatability, and enable people to do more."
Write your own epitaph:
"He had faith, he had love, he kept learning."
Your recreational best:
"In the mid-1990s, I played on a men's volleyball team that went to the national tournament. At the tournament, we were relegated to the bronze division, but we were able jell as a team and sweep the division for a gold medal."
Twenty years ago, I was...
"Not as smart as I thought I was. I didn't know how much I didn't know and had no idea of how many blessings would be bestowed on me. I never dreamed I would even be considered for something like this award."
Leadership philosophy in a nutshell:
"It is not about me. Leadership is an incredible responsibility to serve the team, the organization and our customers. I must invest in those around me, both emotionally and intellectually, to ensure the organization and, more importantly, the people the
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