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CIO of the Year Awards


KCBJ Special Section KCBJ Announcement Winners Press Release

Congratulations to our 2021 winners!




Leadership

Alan Lowden

Large Enterprise

Bill Graff

Enterprise

John Jacobs


Large Corporate

Jason Kephart

Corporate

Sean Jennings

Public Sector

Rob Dickson

Large Enterprise Finalists

Bill
Graff

Jeff
Hurley

Ravi
Peru

Andrea
Trillo

Enterprise Finalists

Byron
Clymer

Deborah
Gash

John
Jacobs

Chad
Mills

Large Corporate Finalists

Kurt
Hadermann

Jason
Kephart

Floyd
May III

DiAnna
Thimjon

Corporate Finalists

Sean
Jennings

Lonnie
Johnson

Dan
Pichler

Gillian
Power

Michael
Smith

Public Sector Finalists

Rob
Dickson

Bill
Nixon

Joe
Phillips

Tony
Sage

2021 Keynote

Becky Blalock, IT Thought Leader, Author, Speaker

Author of the bestselling book DARE: Straight Talk on Confidence, Courage, and Career and a trailblazer to the C-suite, Becky Blalock is a sought after speaker, IT thought leader and champion of skill and relationship building to achieve success in the workplace.

Leadership Award Recipient

Alan Lowden, CIO, H&R Block

Alan Lowden is CIO at H&R Block. Lowden is responsible for all aspects of technology, information security, and support across six global development sites and 11,000 H&R Block global retail offices. Lowden has more than 20 years of leadership experience in product development, software engineering, mobile development, and cloud-based solutions across multiple industries. During his tenure, he led the design, integration, and launch of key systems such as a new tax preparation engine and a customer relationship management platform. These technologies are the foundational elements that enable a seamless, omni-channel experience for H&R Block’s clients.

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