SOURCE: e.Republic

September 20, 2011 06:00 ET

Governor Hugh L. Carey Leadership Award Presented for Outstanding Public Stewardship

SACRAMENTO, CA--(Marketwire - Sep 20, 2011) - e.Republic's Government Technology, in partnership with the State of New York, awarded the first annual Governor Hugh L. Carey Leadership Award for Outstanding Public Stewardship to RoAnn M. Destito, Commissioner of the New York State Office of General Services. http://www.govtech.com/policy-management/2011-Best-of-New-York-Winners-Honored.html

The award was created in the memory of the late Governor to recognize and honor a New Yorker who, through their commitment to public service, has improved the future well-being of New York citizens through his/her leadership, dedication and guidance.

Destito was confirmed as Commissioner in May, 2011. She is the first woman to hold the position. She spent 19 years in the New York State Assembly where she worked to advance and strengthen the state's procurement practices, opportunities for minority and women-owned businesses, and support for military families. Destito was also involved in reforming the state's ethics law, improvements to the state's Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) and highlighting the need for information technology resources to improve the quality and cost-effectiveness of government services, including higher education institutions.

Beginning in 2001, Destito served as chairwoman of the Assembly Standing Committee on Governmental Operations, which provides legislative and budget oversight to the Office of General Services (OGS).

Currently, Commissioner Destito is actively involved in the SAGE (Spending and Government Efficiency) Commission, helping to reorganize government operations and control costs.

About Government Technology Government Technology is about solving problems in state and local government through the smart use of technology. Drawing on experiences of public agencies from across the country, Government Technology features best practices and fosters communities of interest around improving service delivery and transforming government. Government Technology is a division of e.Republic, a national publishing, event and research company focused on smart media for public sector innovation. http://www.erepublic.com.

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