Leon County Recognized for Exceptional Information and Technology Leadership
Pat Curtis Awarded Chief Information Officer of the Year
In November, Leon County was recognized for exceptional leadership in Information and Technology by the Florida Public Sector Chief Information Officer Academy. Specifically, Pat Curtis, Director of the Leon County Office of Information and Technology was awarded the Chief Information Officer of the Year for her vision, public stewardship, and excellence in customer service at the first-ever Academy Awards.
“With technology changing every year and the demand for digital services always increasing, we are proud to have Pat Curtis leading our technology efforts,” said Leon County Commission Chairman Nick Maddox. “To be recognized as the best-of-the-best information technology leader in Florida is no small feat.”
Curtis began her career with Leon County in 1994 and has spent the last 18 years as Director of Information Technology. Pat was recognized as the Chief Information Officer of the Year for her leadership in earning Leon County the National Association of Counties and the Center of Digital Government’s Digital Counties Survey award for its population base for five consecutive years. Such national awards recognize Leon County’s dedication to innovative public service solutions through information technology
“As an industry leader, Pat Curtis and her team keep Leon County ahead of the curve by engaging citizens with new and innovative technologies,” said Leon County Administrator Vincent S. Long. “Through her leadership, our citizens can digitally access important County services and programs, which increases our efficiency and effectiveness.”
With Curtis’ leadership in the area of information technology, Leon County has been recognized for transparency, accessibility, and mobile technology to engage citizens in new and innovative ways.
For more information, contact Mathieu Cavell, Leon County Community and Media Relations at (850) 606-5300 / cmr@LeonCountyFL.gov .
More about the Florida Public Sector CIO Academy
The Florida Public Sector CIO Academy is the premier leadership event for Florida’s senior level technology executives with the intent to improve their management and business skills and to develop the IT leaders of the future. The event fosters discussion and dialogue on what it means to be a successful CIO in the public sector and how to use Information Technology as a strategic tool for managers, executives and policy makers.
The Chief Information Officer of the Year recognition is a collaboration between the Agency for State Technology and eRepublic’s Public CIO magazine, who hosted the annual Academy in November 2017 where the winners were announced.