John R. Wetsch, 2009 Honoree

Program director, North Carolina Window of Information on Student Education
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
First job:
"Grocery store clerk (stocking and bagging)."
Most valuable career advice:
"Perseverance prevails."
Favorite vice:
"A good video game."
Life's ambition:
"To travel the world."
What do you love about IT?
"Adapting technology to customer needs."
Favorite sport:
"Professional football and college basketball."
Twenty years ago, I was ...
"At the start of my IT career."
Favorite ice cream flavor:
Chocolate chip cookie dough
In high school, I should have been voted "Most Likely to ..."
"Be a scientist."
Favorite book:
The Dune series, by Frank Herbert.
Favorite TV show:
Hell's Kitchen.
Leadership philosophy in a nutshell:
"Listen, plan and execute. To be successful, it is important to listen and understand your risks, plan accordingly, and then execute your plan. Doing a good job at this ensures you have the involvement and commitment of your stakeholders and staff and a
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