via Inspire Leadership Network

St.LouisCIO announced the winners of its 2023 ORBIE® Awards, recognizing technology executives in six key categories – Global, Large Enterprise, Enterprise, Large Corporate, Corporate, & Leadership. The Awards were presented at the St. Louis ORBIE Awards at The Chase Park Plaza Royal Sonesta Hotel.

"Every organization is technology-dependent, but strong leadership is the X-factor that can evolve IT into a strategic differentiator," said Jim Cavellier, St.LouisCIO Chair. "The ORBIE Awards are meaningful because they are judged by peers – CIOs who understand the challenges of technology leadership."

The 2023 St. Louis ORBIE Award winners are:

  • Scott Richert, CIO, Mercy received the Leadership ORBIE.
  • Kevin Dana, VP Information Security & Technology, WWT received the Global ORBIE for organizations over $15 billion + multinational operations.
  • Todd Finders, CIO, Clayco, Inc. received the Large Enterprise ORBIE for organizations over $3 billion annual revenue.
  • Erin Williams, VP IT & CIO, Hussmann received the Enterprise ORBIE for organizations over $1.5 billion annual revenue.
  • Mark Haubein, VP IT, Rawlings Sporting Goods received the Large Corporate ORBIE for organizations over $200 million annual revenue.
  • Eric Gorham, CIO, REJIS received the Corporate ORBIE for organizations up to $200 million annual revenue.

The ORBIE Awards is the premier technology executive recognition program in the United States. Since inception in 1998, over 700 technology leaders have received the prestigious ORBIE Award. The ORBIE honors chief information officers who have demonstrated excellence in technology leadership. Finalists and winners are selected by an independent peer review process, led by prior ORBIE recipients, based upon:

  • Leadership and management effectiveness
  • Business value created by technology innovation
  • Engagement in industry and community endeavors

The St. Louis ORBIE Awards keynote was delivered by Scott Richert, CIO, Mercy, who was interviewed by Jerry Fox, SVP & Chief Information and Digital Officer, BJC Healthcare. Over 350 guests attended, representing leading Greater St. Louis organizations and their technology partners.


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