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Top 25 Doers,
Dreamers & Drivers

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

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Big cities. Small cities. Counties. States. Special Districts. Academia. Nonprofits. Investors. Even a presidential candidate. Our list of the 2019 Top 25 Doers, Dreamers and Drivers is made up of a mix of technology leaders across and outside of government. This program began 18 years ago as a way to honor those who toiled, often unrecognized, to drive progress forward, using advances in technology to make government better at doing its job: responsibly and efficiently serving the people. The accomplishments and priorities of this year’s honorees read like a priority list for government service. We hope it serves as a source of inspiration. It does for us.

This program began 18 years ago as a way to honor those who toiled, often unrecognized, to drive progress forward, using advances in technology to make government better at doing its job: responsibly and efficiently serving the people. The accomplishments and priorities of this year’s honorees read like a priority list for government service. We hope it serves as a source of inspiration. It does for us.

— Noelle Knell, Editor

Glenn Angstadt

Former CIO, Chester County, Pa.

Ginger Armbruster

Chief Privacy Officer, Seattle

Darin Atteberry

City Manager, Fort Collins, Colo.

Erik Avakian

Chief Information Security Officer, Pennsylvania

Eric Boyette

Secretary and CIO, North Carolina

Geoff Brown

Chief Information Security Officer, New York City

Pete Buttigieg

Mayor, South Bend, Ind.

Clay Campbell

Administrative Supervisor, Downers Grove Sanitary District, Ill.

Johanna Clyborne

Former CIO, Minnesota

Nick Crossley

Director, Hamilton County, Ohio, Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency

Danielle DuMerer

CIO, Chicago

Tim Dupuis

Tim Dupuis, CIO, Alameda County

Tyler Kleykamp

Tyler Kleykamp, Chief Data Officer, Connecticut

Jonathan Lewin

Bureau Chief of Technical Services, Chicago Police Department

Doug McCollough

CIO, Dublin, Ohio

Dr. Safiya Noble

UCLA Associate Professor and Author

Sree Pulapaka

VP and CIO, San Antonio Water System

Brooks Rainwater

Brooks Rainwater, Director, National League of Cities Center for City Solutions

Robert Samson

CIO, New York State

Angela Siefer

Angela Siefer, Executive Director, National Digital Inclusion Alliance

James Taylor

CEO, Florida Technology Council

Ed Toner

CIO, Nebraska

Team Civilla

Michael Brennan, Samuel Brennan, Rachael Carson, Gaby Dorantes, Scott Everett, Rachel Rosenbaum, Adam Selzer, Lena Selzer and Alan Williams

Team LA County HR

Roozan Zarifian, CIO; Murtaza Masood, assistant director; Lisa M. Garrett, director of personnel

Team Responder

Bryce Stirton, co-founder and president; Dennis Weiner, co-founder and director; and Nathanial Wish, co-founder and CEO
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