Women in Technology and the Technology Association of Georgia have selected 43 finalists for the 2004 Woman of the Year in technology.
“Each year we witness an extraordinary display of technology innovation and business savvy from the growing pool of women leaders in Georgia who are directly impacting strategic growth and direction at their companies,” said Kasie Scott Palmer, president of WIT and director of customer advocacy with Computer Associates, in a statement. “The 2004 award holds special significance because it is the fifth anniversary of this award and embarks on the second decade of WIT history and excellence.”
The winner will be announced on April 15.
The competition is supported by Grant Thornton, Kilpatrick Stockton, Bear Stearns and the Atlanta Business Chronicle.
The nominees are:
Char Baxter, CEO, Char Baxter Communications, LLC
Linda Beck, Executive VP of Operations, Earthlink
Beth Benefield, CIO, Houston Healthcare
Erin Bertelsen, Director, HRIS, Cox Communications
Marilyn Black, Chairman and Chief Scientist, Ari Quality Sciences
Becky Blalock, Senior VP & CIO, Southern Company
Shirley Bridges, VP of Airline Operations Systems, Delta Technology
Raleigh Burgess, President & Founder, Seventh Wave Technology
Tricha Diaz, VP, Verizon Wireless
Lynn Dunn, CIO, Acsys, Inc. & Accountants, Inc.
Marla Eichmann, VP of Operations, Internap
Sally Foster, VP Global Customer Support, Internet Security Systems, Inc.
Margaret Godsea, CIO, AFC Enterprises
Deborah Green, CIO, Centennial HealthCare Corporation
Sandra Hoffman, CIO, MAPICS
Diane Hotzel, SVP, Engineering & Operations, Pathfire
Wanda Hudgins Spain, Founder & CEO, Advanced Business Centered Technologies, Inc.
Linda Hughes, CIO, North Highland Company
Laurie Johnson, VP & CIO, UPS Supply Chain Solutions
Sue Johnson, Partner, Accenture
Sandra Kerney, VP Information Services, Gold Kist
Kristin Kirkconnell, CIO, AGL Resources
Kirsten Kliphouse, General Manager South East District, Microsoft Corporation
Carla LaMorta, CIO, ZC Sterling Corporation
Karen Lennon, CEO, Beyond Z Interactive Media
Mylle Mangum, CEO, International Banking Technologies
Merry McCleary, Founder, BCGroup, LLC
Elaine Mitchell, CIO, The United Way of Metropolitan Atlanta
Martha Myers, Prof of Information Services, Kennesaw State University
Kari Oliver McCartney, IT Director, Schweitzer-Mauduit International, Inc.
Sharon Quaintance, Co-Founder & CEO, LawDocsXpress
Sondra Rhodes-Johnson, Director of GAT’s Office of External Affairs, Georgia Technology Authority
Lorene Sartan-nPorta, Director, Client Management, nPorta
Laura Sellers, Director of Information Mgmt, Inner Harbour
Janet Shultz, Director, IBM Global Services
Lynn Slavenski, VP of Corp. Education, Equifax
Angela Staup, Director of MIS, Goodwill Industries of North GA
Gina Tiedemann, Director, GeorgiaNet-State of Georgia, Georgia Technology Authority
Susan Ulicny, CIO, Network Communication, Inc.
Rebecca Watson, CIO, AutoTrader.com
Judy Wicks, VP Corporate Communications, CheckFree Corp.
Christine Williams-Timme, Co-Founder & CEO, FinListics(R) Solutions and CFOEd(R)
Shari Willman, Creative Services Manager, The Home Depot
The winner will be selected by a panel of judges that includes: Thaddeus Arroyo, CIO of Cingular; Scott Gellar, CEO of Invistics and chairman of TechBridge; Kathy Harris, senior vice president of Business Development for Noro-Moseley Partners; Sue Powers, CIO and senior vice president of Worldwide Solutions for Worldspan; and Richard Warner, Anchor with GPTV’s Georgia Business Report and CEO of What’s Up Interactive.
The awards ceremony will also include a keynote speech from Scott Coleman, president of SciTek.
For information about the awards ceremony, visit: www.tagonline.org