SOURCE: Executive Alliance

September 19, 2006 08:19 ET

Stellar Nominees From Diverse Industries to Be Honored at Quality Leadership Executive (QLE) of the Year Southeast Awards

ATLANTA, GA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- September 19, 2006 -- Executive Alliance, creator and provider of premium leadership-recognition forums, announced today the nominees for the Quality Leadership Executive (QLE) of the Year Southeast Awards 2006. QLE Southeast, co-sponsored by Founding Platinum Sponsors Compuware (NASDAQ: CPWR) and Tescom (LSE: TSCM), will be held on October 19, 2006, at the Westin Atlanta North Hotel in Atlanta, Georgia. The impressive roster of nominees includes C level executives who, along with their teams, are being recognized for exemplary practice in the field of IT Quality Assurance. The nominees include:

--  Asif Ahmad; Vice President, Diagnostic Services and Chief Information
    Officer; Duke University Health System
--  Thaddeus Arroyo; Chief Information Officer, Cingular Wireless
--  Walt G. Bechtel, Jr.; Assistant Vice President, End-User Support,
    University of Miami
--  Wilbur E. Brown; Manager of Information Technology; Emory University
--  Paul Burks; Executive Director, Georgia Environmental Facilities
--  Mayme G. Clinkenbeard; Vice President and Chief Information Security
    Officer, Lockheed Martin Enterprise Information Systems
--  Michael Cooper; Enterprise Director of Quality Assurance, Inovis
--  Greg Dozier; Commissioner, Georgia Department of Driver Services
--  Victor Ferreros; Director, Northwest Regional Data Center, Florida
    State University
--  Rod Hamilton; Chief Information Officer, Hygeia Corporation
--  Marco Mabante; Vice President, Compliance and Integration; Verifone,
--  Andre Mendes; Vice President and Chief Technology Integration Officer,
    Public Broadcasting Service
--  Terri Nichols; Vice President, Services Management, Worldwide
    Technical Operations; Worldspan
--  Roger Overton; Chief Information Officer, AmSouth Bank
--  Karin Steinbrenner; Chief Information Officer; University of North
    Carolina Charlotte
--  Robert Taylor; Chief Information Officer; Fulton County Government
--  Dr. Barbara White; Chief Information Officer and Associate Provost,
    University of Georgia
--  Steve Yorgen; Vice President of Quality Services, Capital One
    Financial Corporation
The QLE Southeast Awards will be conferred for the first time this October to chief information officers or executives in equivalent positions who have made significant contributions to the successful convergence of technology and business. Drawn from both the public and private sectors, nominees must be employed by a business or oversee the enterprise applications for a company or subsidiary that is located in the southeastern region of the United States including Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia.

The QLE Southeast nominees will be evaluated by a distinguished panel of industry experts. Winners and nominees will be showcased at the gala evening awards ceremony to be held at the Westin Atlanta North at Perimeter on October 19th.

"The Quality Leadership Executive of the Year Southeast Awards bring a deserving focus to the professionals of the IT Quality Assurance community," said Marci McCarthy, CEO of Executive Alliance. "QLE Southeast has a full roster of candidates from a broad and diverse range of industries; it is inspiring to hear their stories and bring recognition to these great leaders."

"Delivering a high quality, production-ready application that meets business requirements is key to success," said John Slack, Regional Products Vice President at Compuware Corporation. "This list of talented nominees attests to the fact that companies and organizations all over the Southeast see value in IT Quality Assurance."

"Selecting winners will be a formidable task given the caliber of these executives and their wide range of accomplishments," said Mika Liss, Executive Vice President of Tescom. "It is truly inspiring to be part of such a quality-conscious community."

Tickets for the gala reception and awards ceremony are now on sale; for online ticket purchase, please visit our secure website

About the QLE Southeast 2006 Sponsors

The Quality Leadership Executive of the Year Southeast Award 2006™, a property of Executive Alliance, Inc., is brought to the business community by Founding Platinum Sponsors Compuware and Tescom. Association Sponsors include the Atlanta Quality Assurance Association (AQAA) and the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG.)

Other sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information, please visit or contact Marci McCarthy at 404.982.8562.

About Compuware Corporation

Compuware Corporation (NASDAQ: CPWR) maximizes the value IT brings to the business by helping CIOs more effectively manage the business of IT. Compuware solutions accelerate the development, improve the quality and enhance the performance of critical business systems while enabling CIOs to align and govern the entire IT portfolio, increasing efficiency, cost control and employee productivity throughout the IT organization. Founded in 1973, Compuware serves the world's leading IT organizations, including more than 90 percent of the Fortune 100 companies. Learn more about Compuware at

About Tescom Software Systems Testing Ltd.

Tescom is a global leader in independent software quality assurance and testing solutions with over 600 professionals around the world dedicated to helping companies mitigate the technological risks inherent to the development, implementation and integration of software and information technology applications. Founded in 1990, Tescom is a public company (LSE: TSCM) that maintains operations in Australia, France, Israel, Singapore, the United Kingdom and the United States.

About Executive Alliance

For an executive, especially an executive in an emerging area, the keys to success and the success of their organization are a function of prominence, visibility and recognition. Executive Alliance, Inc. provides premium leadership-recognition forums that honor and recognize the outstanding achievement of executives within different industries. These forums allow industry leaders to build rich relationships within a network of peers; the programs provide visibility for executives and their companies, and offer access and insight into the people leading these industries. Through an extensive platform of collaborative events, which include Industry Award Events, Summits, Executive Roundtables, Executive Forums, Private Receptions, and Customized Programs, Executive Alliance creates interactive forums for bringing together top executives, industry innovators and practitioners.

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Contact Information

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    Tom Wethington
    Executive Alliance