CIO of the Year
The Executives' Club Of Chicago

CIO of the Year Award

Since 1995, The Executives’ Club of Chicago, together with The Association of Information Technology Professionals and the Society of Information Management Chicago, has recognized technology leaders with the CIO of the Year Award. Criteria for selection includes leadership in driving business value and technological innovation, business partnerships, and creating best-in-class workplaces for IT professionals.

2020 Nominations are now open! 

Nominations are now open for the 2020 Chicagoland CIO of the Year Awards! Nominations need to be received no later than November 30, 2019. If you have any questions about the awards, contact The Club at 312-263-3500. Online Nomination Form.

Danielle DuMerer
CIO and Commissioner
City of Chicago's Department of Innovation and Technology

Former Recipients

  • 2018: Ophir Trigalo, CIO and Vice Provost, Illinois Institute of Technology
  • 2017: Glenn Schneider, CIO, Discover Financial
  • 2016: Erik Yablonka, University of Chicago Medicine
  • 2015: Sonny Garg, Exelon
  • 2014: Yvonne Scott, Crowe Horwath
  • 2014: Brian Hedberg, HCSC
  • 2013: Sanjib Sahoo, optionMONSTER
  • 2012: Stewart H. McCutcheon, Ecolabs/Nalco Company
  • 2011: Susan Malisch, Loyola University Chicago
  • 2010: John M. Hinshaw, The Boeing Company
  • 2009: Timothy R. Zoph, Northwestern Memorial Hospital
  • 2008: Patricia Morrison, Motorola
  • 2007: Cathie Brune, Allstate Insurance
  • 2006: John Golden, CNA Financial
  • 2005: Patrick Moroney, Health Care Services Corp. (BCBS)
  • 2004: William Farrow, Chicago Board Of Trade (CBOT)
  • 2003: John Fisher, SmithBucklin Corp.
  • 2002: John Moon, Baxter Healthcare
  • 2001: Jean Holley, USG Corp.
  • 2000: Lloyd Love, Amcol International
  • 1999: Cathie Kozik, Tellabs
  • 1998: Larry Buettner, First National Bank of Chicago
  • 1997: Terry McKillop, Rittenhouse Paper
  • 1996: Mark Barry, TTX