Janet P. MacQueen, 2009 Honoree

Vice president, CIO
Blue Care Network of Michigan
Southfield, , Mich.
First job:
"Selling PBX equipment."
Most valuable career advice:
"Be bold."
Favorite vice:
"Great red wine: California or French."
Title you'd like to someday hold:
"The best title is ?friend'."
What do you love about IT?
"Change, challenge and complexity."
Best mentoring relationship:
"The people who have worked for me; I learn from them every day, no matter which job I have held."
People you'd invite to your dream dinner party:
"Excluding family and friends: Eleanor Roosevelt, Thomas Jefferson, Jesus or Mahatma Gandhi (depending upon availability) and Alexander the Great."
In whom do you confide when weighing professional decisions?
"I ask God for clarity of thought, and then ask peers on potential impact to the business of various alternatives."
What's in your MP3 player?
"The Three Tenors"
Twenty years ago, I was...
"In China, writing my master's thesis."
Favorite ice cream flavor:
Pecan Praline
Leadership philosophy in a nutshell:
"Empower people to solve problems at the lowest possible level in the organization, hold staff accountable for their decisions, reward excellence, coach, counsel, give second chances and remove poor performers. Hire great people, give them goals and get
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