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June 28, 2011 14:45 ET

2011 Retail CIO of the Year Awards Announced

Five Leading Retail CIOs Recognized for Helping Their Organizations Innovate, Drive Strategic Advantage and Stay Relevant to Shoppers

RANDOLPH, NJ--(Marketwire - Jun 28, 2011) - RIS News hosted the First Annual CIO of the Year Awards at the 10th Annual Retail Executive Summit, June 20-22, 2011 at the Grand Del Mar, Del Mar, CA. The awards were designed to recognize retail CIOs for helping their organizations adapt to the increasingly complex and fast-changing retail environment. Five CIOs were honored in four categories: Innovation, Strategic Impact, Rookie of the Year, and Career Achievement.

"We are thrilled to honor technology leaders that are making such a major impact on their organizations as they manage IT and business challenges during one of the most tumultuous retail environments in history," said David Weinand, publisher of RIS News.

The 2011 CIO of the Year winners are:

  • Strategic Impact: Mike Relich - CIO of Guess Inc.
  • Innovation: Jon Kubo - CIO of The Wet Seal
  • Innovation (tie): Carla Moradi - Divisional VP and CIO of Enterprise Shared Services for Walgreens
  • Rookie of the Year: William Wood - CIO of Brookstone
  • Career Achievement: Don Courtney - President eCommerce for The Finish Line

The awards were sponsored by Board, iCongo, and Junction Solutions. Detailed coverage of the award winners and their accomplishments will be provided in the August issue of RIS News and on the website

For more information, contact Joe Skorupa, Group Editor in Chief, RIS News, at

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