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2009 Doers, Dreamers and Drivers

Government Technology's Top 25 public-sector innovators for 2009.

Since 2002, we've dedicated the March issue of Government Technology to 25 people who cut through the public sector's infamous barriers to innovation -- tight budgets, organizational inertia, politics as usual, etc. -- to implement changes that reshaped government operations for the better. Congratulations to our 2009 Doers, Dreamers and Drivers.


Debra Bowen, Secretary of State, California

David Clark, State Representative, Utah

Susan Combs, Comptroller of Public Accounts, Texas

Paul Cosgrave, CIO, New York City and Commissioner, New York City Department of Information Technology and Communications

Jascha Franklin-Hodge, Co-founder and CTO, Blue State Digital

Stevan Gorcester, Executive Director, Washington Transportation Improvement Board

Dustin Haisler, CIO, Manor, Texas

Chris Hughes, Co-Founder, Facebook

Jon Huntsman Jr., Governor, Utah

Randell Iwasaki, Chief Deputy Director, California Department of Transportation

Steve Jennings, Executive Director and CIO, Harris County, Texas

Gopal Khanna, CIO, Minnesota

Vivek Kundra, Chief Technology Officer, Washington, D.C.

Dan Lohrmann, Acting Chief Technology Officer, Michigan

David Macdonald, Information Technology Director and Registrar of Voters, Alameda County, Calif.

Roy Mentkow, Director of Technology, Roanoke, Va.

Dominic Nessi, CIO, Los Angeles World Airports

Mark Pray, Director of Information Technology, Aurora, Colo.

Patrick Quain, Assistant Director and CIO, Arizona Department of Administration

J. Pari Sabety, Director, Ohio Office of Budget and Management

Richard Siemer, CIO, New York City Human Resources Administration

Andy Stein, Director of Information Technology, Newport News, Va.

Ken Theis, CIO, Michigan

Doug Thomas, Information Services Manager, Lincoln, Neb.

Bill Willis, Deputy CIO, North Carolina


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