Lisa M. Davis, 2012 Honoree

Vice president and CIO, Georgetown University
(Former assistant director for IT, CIO, U.S. Marshals Service)
Arlington, Va.
When hiring for your IT team, what characteristics are most important to you?
Honesty and integrity.
Skills you'll hire for this year?
Network engineering, SharePoint expertise and IT program management.
How do you make sure your most talented workers stay put?
Communication, engagement in decision-making, training opportunities and performance awards.
Quick ROI project:
A wireless blanket purchase agreement at the U.S. Marshals Service. This IT team initiative, started in 2007, has been leveraged by other units within the Department of Justice, driving cost efficiencies and savings of over $2 million and providing BlackBerry services to deputy U.S. marshals across the agency.
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