SOURCE: e.Republic


February 26, 2014 12:00 ET

Government Technology Honors the 2014 Top 25 for Collaboration, Launching Health Exchanges and New Technology Advancements

SACRAMENTO, CA--(Marketwired - Feb 26, 2014) - Government Technology announces the 2014 Top 25 Doers, Dreamers & Drivers.

This year's Top 25 Doers, Dreamers & Drivers includes a diverse group of agency leaders, elected officials and technology professionals, who are profiled in the March issue of Government Technology and on See the video here.

This year is being touted as "the year of the team," in which several groups were recognized for partnering to advance technology in the public sector.

"Never in the 12-year history of the GT Top 25 have we recognized so many groups of people in our annual salute to the public sector's Doers, Dreamers and Drivers," said Steve Towns, executive editor of Government Technology. "We think it represents a healthy trend toward multi-agency and multi-jurisdictional collaboration."

For example, the mayors of Kansas City, Kan., and Kansas City, Mo., collaborated to bring Google Fiber to both cities. Meanwhile in Virginia, a trio of technology leaders worked on a shared services platform to improve identity management and access control for various state government programs. Other notable partnerships include teams behind the launch of successful health insurance exchanges in Kentucky and California.

Since 2002, Government Technology has honored nearly 350 individuals who have transformed the public sector through the smart use of technology. We are proud to recognize this year's winners for their stellar accomplishments in moving government forward.

Congratulations to the 2014 Government Technology's Top 25 Doers, Dreamers & Drivers:

Robert Townsend
Executive Director
New York City Financial Information Services Agency

Jim Sampson
Desktop Support Technician / Internship Coordinator
Washington State Department of Enterprise Services

Rep. Marilyn Dondero Loop

Rep. Jeffrey Brandes

Rep. Richard Corcoran

Sen. Alex Padilla

Adam Edelen
State Auditor

Ray Daniels
Co-chair, Mayors' Bistate Innovations Team
Kansas City, Kansas

Mayor Joseph Reardon
Kansas City, Kansas

Mayor Sylvester "Sly" James
Kansas City, Missouri

Mike Burke
Co-chair, Mayors' Bistate Innovations Team
Kansas City, Missouri

Adel W. Ebeid
Chief Innovation Officer

Adrian Farley
California Department of Justice

Mark Bengel

Steven L. Henderson
Lincoln / Lancaster County, Nebraska

Jian Liu
New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

County Judge Nelson W. Wolff
Bexar County, Texas

Kimberly Bryant
Founder and Executive Director
Black Girls Code

Jeffrey S. Phillips
Emergency Management Coordinator
Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, New Mexico

Bruce High
Executive Director & CIO
Harris County, Texas

Jim Sills
Secretary & CIO

Dave Burhop
Deputy Commissioner / CIO
Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles

William Hazel
Health & Human Resources Secretary

Samuel Nixon

Cheryl Fiandaca
Public Information Bureau Chief
Boston Police Department

Lindsay Crudele
Community and Social Technology Strategist
Boston Department of Innovation and Technology
Mayor Michael B. Coleman
Columbus, Ohio

Laura McCain Patterson
CIO and Associate Vice President
University of Michigan

Mayor Edwin M. Lee
City and County of San Francisco

Rep. Jason Murphey

Tony Encinias

Gov. Steve Beshear

Audrey Haynes
Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services

Carrie Banahan
Executive Director
Office of the Kentucky Health Benefit Exchange

William Nold
Deputy Executive Director
Office of the Kentucky Health Benefit Exchange

Rodney E. Murphy
Executive Director and CIO
Kentucky Office of Administrative and Technology Services

Shari Randle
Division Director
Kentucky Office of Administrative and Technology Services

David Maxwell-Jolly
Chief Deputy Executive Director for Strategy
California Health Benefit Exchange

Karen Ruiz
CalHEERS Project Director
California Health Benefit Exchange

Peter V. Lee
Executive Director
California Health Benefit Exchange

Juli Baker
Chief Technology Officer
California Health Benefit Exchange

Mayor Michael Nutter

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