2012 Nominees, Judges and Sponsors Announced For Annual Awards Gala

Atlanta, GA – September 11, 2012 – The Atlanta-based non-profit association Women in Technology (WIT) announced the nominees, sponsors and judges for the 2012 Grant Thornton Presents WIT’s Women of the Year in Technology Awards, to be held November 1 at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre. The annual awards recognize the accomplishments of Georgia’s female executives in technology and their impact on their communities.

Winners of these prestigious awards will be chosen from a select pool of honorees, representing small, mid-sized and enterprise businesses in Georgia. WIT also announced the addition of a new award for 2012, the Girls Get IT (GGIT) Girl of the Year, sponsored by Scintel Technologies, Inc., recognizing a young lady who has participated in a 2012 GGIT program and demonstrated commitment to pursuing a career in science, technology, engineering or math (STEM). The winner of this award will be selected by GGIT mentors and WIT board members and presented at the gala.

This year, there are an unprecedented 60 nominees for the Women of the Year awards, all of whom will be honored at an exclusive VIP reception on October 2, where the nine finalists will be announced.

This year’s judging panel consists of:

  • Laurie Dean Baird, Strategic Consultant, Georgia Tech – Institute for People and Technology
  • Theresa Brunasso, President & Founder, D&S Microwave
  • Matthew Carlomagno, Vice President, Human Resources, IMG College
  • Chad Doiron, Vice President, The North Highland Company
  • Mary Ann Green, Vice President – Sales Systems Development, Turner Broadcasting
  • Susan Hitchcock, Formerly VP Client Services and Executive Director, Women’s Initiatives, Turknett Leadership Group
  • Pam Kilday, Relationship and Delivery Manager, Wholesale Enterprise Delivery Services, Enterprise Information Services, SunTrust Bank
  • Lisa McVey, Chief Information Officer,McKesson Corporation
  • Sue Reager, CEO and Founder, @International Services
  • Gene Viscelli, Chief Information Officer, King & Spalding
  • Carrie Wheeler, Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer, Cbeyond
  • Nigel Zelcer, Partner and Co-Founder, Jabian Consulting

Read the judges’ full biographies here.

Sponsorship for the awards includes an impressive roundup of companies in Georgia, including:

Presenting Sponsor: Grant Thornton

VIP Reception Sponsor: Kilpatrick Townsend

Gold Sponsor: Oracle

Girl of the Year Sponsor: Scintel Technologies, Inc.

Silver Sponsors:

Jabian Consulting
McKesson
What’s Up Interactive

A networking reception will be followed by dinner and the presentation of the awards. Tickets, tables and sponsorships are still available. For more information about the awards, visit www.mywit.org.

About Grant Thornton, Presenting Sponsor

The people in the independent firms of Grant Thornton International Ltd provide personalized attention and the highest quality service to public and private clients in more than 100 countries. Grant Thornton LLP is the U.S. member firm of Grant Thornton International Ltd, one of the six global audit, tax and advisory organizations. Grant Thornton International Ltd and its member firms are not a worldwide partnership, as each member firm is a separate and distinct legal entity.

In the U.S., visit Grant Thornton LLP at www.GrantThornton.com.

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 www.mywit.org.