Christy Diane Quinlan, 2009 Honoree

Chief deputy director, Office of the CIO
State of California
First job:
"I worked in a lapidary shop."
Write your own epitaph:
"At least she tried."
Favorite gadget:
"My iPhone, of course!"
People you'd invite to your dream dinner party:
Benjamin Franklin, Elizabeth I, Socrates and George Carlin
Passion outside of work:
Scuba diving
What's in your MP3 player?
Keith Jarrett, The Köln Concert
Twenty years ago, I was...
"Married. Ha!"
Favorite ice cream flavor:
Green tea
Leadership philosophy in a nutshell:
"I have a two-word leadership philosophy: People count. The people you lead are more essential to success than any leadership mantra or personal talent a leader might possess. Having the right people in the right places is of absolute importance in reali
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