Atlanta, GA – September 21, 2011 – Women in Technology (WIT) today announced the judges and sponsors for its 12th annual Women of the Year in Technology Awards presented by Grant Thornton on Thursday, November 10 at the Foundry at Puritan Mill.

WIT’s Women of the Year in Technology Awards recognizes the accomplishments of Georgia’s female executives in technology and their impact on their communities.  Winners will be chosen from a select pool of honorees representing small, medium and enterprise businesses. WIT will also honor one woman with the Legacy Award, created to recognize women who have provided significant impact to the technology community over the course of their career.

The judges for this year’s event are:

  • Gene Viscelli, Chief Information Officer, King and Spalding
  • Guido Sacchi, Chief Information Officer, Global Payments
  • Jay Ferro, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, AdCare Health Systems
  • Laurie Baird, Research Rellow & Advisory Board Member, Futures of Entertainment           
  • Lisa McVey, Vice President and Chief Information Officer, McKesson
  • Matthew Carlomango, Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer, EMS Technologies
  • Pam Kilday, Chief Information Officer, SunTrust Capital Markets
  • Sue Reager, Chief Executive Officer, @International Services
  • Susan Hitchcock, Vice President & Executive Director, Women’s Initiatives, Turknett Leadership
  • Theresa Brunasso, President & Founder, D&S Microwave

The sponsors for this year’s event are:

  • Presenting Sponsor: Grant Thornton
  • VIP Sponsor: Kilpatrick Townsend
  • Media Partner: Atlanta Business Chronicle
  • Silver Sponsor:  What’s Up Interactive, McKesson, Foster & Associates, Slalom Consulting

“We are very appreciative of these awards judges, who are dedicating their time and effort to selecting finalists and winners in three categories from a selection of prominent female leaders in Georgia’s technology community,” said Sandra Hofmann, president of WIT. “And, of course, mission-based programs like these that recognize and advocate for women in our technology community wouldn’t be possible without our sponsors. We thank them for their generous support.”

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About Women in Technology (WIT)

WIT’s mission is to serve as passionate advocates for advancing women in Georgia’s technology community. Each year, more than 1,000 thought leaders and professionals attend WIT Forums, WIT’s leadership and networking series.  Through “Careers in Action”, WIT delivers professional development programs such as Executive Readiness, Leadership Foundations, and Success by Design, created to enable women to hone their leadership skills and achieve visibility within the business community.   WIT’s philanthropic and educational programs, known as Girls Get IT, collaborate with the business, education, and nonprofit communities to inspire girls of all ages to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).  WIT has two annual premier events, WIT Connect: Connecting for a Cause (our annual fundraiser) and WIT’s Women of the Year in Technology Awards honoring the women who successfully lead Georgia’s technology community. WIT is a founding society of the Technology Association of Georgia, an umbrella membership organization that serves the Georgia technology community.  For more information on WIT and the WIT Foundation, WIT’s philanthropic arm, visit


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