OLATHE, Kan.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Harry Herington, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of NIC Inc. (NASDAQ: EGOV), was honored by Government Technology magazine as one of its “Top 25 Doers, Dreamers & Drivers” of 2017. The award, given by one of the leading sources of digital government news, recognizes individuals in the digital government field who demonstrate that innovative technology use can transform government operations, dramatically improve citizen engagement, and enhance service delivery. Mr. Herington is the only individual honoree recognized this year from the private sector.
“This year’s Top 25 is an inspiring look at what’s right in the public sector,” said Noelle Knell, editor of Government Technology. “Their work is marked by big ideas, bold thinking and skillful execution on the promise of truly digital government.”
Mr. Herington has spent 34 years in public service, serving in law enforcement and with the League of Municipalities in Kansas before joining NIC in 1995 to help transform interactions between government and the citizens and businesses it serves. He was named CEO of NIC in 2008 and continues in that role today.
“To be recognized as a ‘dreamer’ after more than three decades in public service is humbling,” said Herington. “I have never been more excited about the future of digital government than I am today. Future technology is going to radically change how people interact with government, and I look forward to NIC working to harness that power to continue to make government interactions more efficient and convenient.”
NIC congratulates all of the Government Technology Top 25 Doers, Dreamers & Drivers for 2017:
- Tanya Acevedo, CIO, Travis County, Texas
- Alex Alben, Chief Privacy Officer, Washington
- Jason Allison, Former CIO, Florida
- Beth Blauer, Executive Director, Center for Government Excellence, Johns Hopkins University
- Cathy Cleek, CIO, California Franchise Tax Board
- Gerald “Jay” English, Public Safety Program Manager, National Coordinating Center for Communications, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
- Anthony Foxx, Former Secretary, U.S. Department of Transportation
- Harry Herington, CEO, NIC
- Capt. Chris Hsiung, Investigations and Special Operations Division, Mountain View Police Department, Calif.
- Christopher Hughes, Assistant Director, Utah Division of Purchasing
- James Keene, City Manager, Palo Alto, Calif.
- Lauren Lockwood, Chief Digital Officer, Boston
- John McCaffrey, CIO, Westchester County, N.Y.
- Oswaldo Mestre Jr., Chief Service Officer and Director of Citizen Services, Buffalo, N.Y.
- John Miri, Chief Administrative Officer, Lower Colorado River Authority
- Dewand Neely, CIO, Indiana
- Rita Reynolds, CIO, County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania
- Anne Roest, CIO of New York City, Commissioner of the Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications
- Ted Ross, CIO and General Manager, Los Angeles Information Technology Agency
- Samir Saini, CIO, Atlanta
- Leigh Tami, Chief Performance Officer, Cincinnati
- Rebecca Woodbury, Senior Management Analyst, San Rafael, Calif.
Rich Kliethermes, Acting CIO, Missouri
Michael Roling, CISO, Missouri
Steve Siegler, Deputy CIO for Operations, Missouri
Clara Brenner, Co-Founder
Julie Lein, Co-Founder
Shaun Abrahamson, Co-Founder
Stonly Baptiste, Co-Founder
Government Technology’s Top 25 Doers, Dreamers & Drivers annual awards program has recognized more than 400 people since its inception in 2002. Recipients are chosen based on their record of using technology to solve problems, improve citizen services and transform internal operations.
Founded in 1992, NIC Inc. (NASDAQ: EGOV) is celebrating 25 years as the nation’s premier provider of innovative digital government solutions and secure payment processing, which help make government interactions more accessible for everyone through technology. The family of NIC companies has developed a library of more than 13,000 digital government services for more than 5,500 federal, state, and local government agencies. Among these solutions is the ground-breaking digital government personal assistant, Gov2Go, delivering citizens personalized reminders and a single access point for government interactions. More information is available at www.egov.com.
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