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Luigart takes top ELC honors

Craig Luigart, CIO for the Veterans Health Administration, earned the Janice K. Mendenhall Spirit of Leadership Award for his significant contributions to the federal information technology community at the Executive Leadership Conference, held in Williamsburg, Va., by the American Council for Technology and Industry Advisory Council.

Department of Veteran Affairs CIO Roger Baker presented  the award to Luigart, citing Luigart's pioneering efforts in improving government through the adoption of IT, his mentoring capabilities, and his leadership in strengthening government and industry collaboration as reasons for his win.

Luigart was just one of seven people honored at the conference awards banquet. Other winners included:

The ACT President's Award to Martha Przysucha, associate director at the General Services Administration's Office of Governmentwide Policy, for her demonstrated commitment to encourage public-private collaboration and cooperation.

The IAC Chair's Award to Jim Obendorfer of IBM and Anne Armstrong, President of 1105 Government Information Group for their significant contributions to ACT-IAC over the years.

Government Contributor of the Year to Rick Holgate, CIO for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, for his leadership in dealing with issues around emerging technologies.

Industry Contributor of the Year to Anne Reed, CEO of ASI Government and Chair of IAC's Financial Management Working Group.

ACT-IAC's Rookie of the Year to Michael Donovan of HP.

Posted on Oct 25, 2011 at 7:21 PM


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