Mark O'Gara, 2009 Honoree

Vice president of infrastructure management
Highmark Inc.
Camp Hill, , Pa.
Favorite vice:
"Finding good wine."
Life's ambition or title you'd like to hold someday:
"I would like to be the CIO of a Fortune 100 company."
What do you love about IT?
"The dynamic environment. It's always changing."
People you'd invite to your dream dinner party:
Dwight Eisenhower, Abraham Lincoln and Bill Gates
Passion outside of work:
"Living green. Learning about environmental preservation and alternative energy sources."
Your recreational best:
"Single-digit handicap in golf: 8."
Favorite sport:
"Football (go Army!)"
Twenty years ago, I was...
"A captain in the U.S. Army."
Favorite ice cream flavor:
Most valuable career advice:
"Concept of the silver bullet: Only ask your boss to help after you've exhausted all your resources."
Leadership philosophy in a nutshell:
"Run IT as a business. Allocate resources and budget based on the efficiency of services and business requirements."
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