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Top 25 Doers,
Dreamers & Drivers

Government Technology's Top 25 honors innovators in the public sector.

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This is the 19th year of Government Technology’s Top 25 Doers, Dreamers and Drivers. In that time, we’ve honored more than 450 people for their energy, ingenuity and intelligence directed at how government does business. Most of them work in government organizations, but some work as partners with public officials who share the same mission: to make government work better for citizens. Help us honor this deserving group by reading their stories.

— Noelle Knell, Editor

For more on the Top 25, including interviews with five winners, listen to our podcast GovTech360.

Gary Brantley

Gary Brantley

CIO, Atlanta
Gov. Doug Burgum

Doug Burgum

Governor, North Dakota
David Cagigal

David Cagigal

CIO, Wisconsin
Laurel Caldwell

Laurel Caldwell

Director of Information Technology Services, Latah County, Idaho
Jordan Davis

Jordan Davis

Director, Smart Columbus
Steven DeBerry

Steven DeBerry

Former CIO, Norfolk, Va.
Jonathan Feldman CIO Asheville NC

Jonathan Feldman

CIO, Asheville, N.C.
Yessica Jones

Yessica Jones

CTO, Arkansas
Maria MacGunigal

Maria MacGunigal

CIO, Sacramento, Calif.
Glenn Marchi

Glenn Marchi

CIO, Dutchess County, N.Y.
Michael Pegues

Michael Pegues

CIO, Aurora, Ill.
Nancy Rainosek

Nancy Rainosek

Chief Information Security Officer, Texas

Mark Raymond

CIO, Connecticut
Seleta Reynolds

Seleta Reynolds

General Manager, Los Angeles Department of Transportation
Steven Romalewski

Steven Romalewski

Director, Mapping Service of the Center for Urban Research, City University of New York Graduate Center
Omar Sandoval

Omar Sandoval

IT Director, Naperville Park District, Ill.
Anne Schwieger

Anne Schwieger

Broadband and Digital Equity Advocate, Boston
Todd Shanley

Todd Shanley

CIO, Cabarrus County, N.C.
Rick Smith

Rick Smith

CEO and Founder, Axon
Karen Tamley

Karen Tamley

Former Commissioner, Chicago Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities
Maria Thompson

Maria Thompson

Chief Risk Officer, North Carolina
Emily Ward

Emily Ward

State Planning Director, Minnesota Department of Health
Curtis Wood

Curtis Wood

CIO, Massachusetts
Team San Jose

Team San Jose

Sam Liccardo, Mayor; Rob Lloyd, CIO; Dolan Beckel, Director of the Office of Civic Innovation; Kip Harkness, Deputy City Manager; Shireen Santosham, Former Chief Innovation Officer
Amelia Powers Gardner and Josh Daniels

Team Utah County, Utah

Amelia Powers Gardner, Clerk/Auditor, and Josh Daniels, Deputy Clerk/Auditor
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