Commonwealth CIO Named "Premier 100 IT Leader" by Computerworld Magazine

Dec 05, 2013, 12:30 ET from Pennsylvania Office of Administration

HARRISBURG, Pa., Dec. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tony Encinias, Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania has been named one of Computerworld Magazine's Premier 100 IT Leaders for 2014.

The Premier 100 program honors individuals who have had a positive impact on their organizations through technology. Each year, 100 honorees are selected to receive this life-time recognition award.

"Tony is a key member of our team and he truly deserves this prominent recognition," said Secretary of Administration Kelly Powell Logan. "Under his leadership, the commonwealth is pursuing new and innovative ways to deliver technology services that focus on savings, quality and efficiency to better serve Pennsylvania citizens and businesses."

Encinias was named CIO in December 2012. He is responsible for developing and implementing the overall IT strategy for state government and oversees all of the IT functions and operations for the Office for Information Technology.

"Technology plays an ever-increasing role in supporting state government operations, and is vital to achieving cost savings and efficiencies for taxpayers," said Encinias.  "This honor is a reflection of Pennsylvania's leadership among the states in technology and innovation."

Encinias previously served as Chief Technology Officer for the commonwealth, a position he held since 2008.  A former naval officer, he has over 20 years of experience in information technology management with the Department of Defense and state government. 

The honorees will be profiled in a special issue of Computerworld magazine in February 2014. 

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Media contact: Dan Egan, 717-772-4237

SOURCE Pennsylvania Office of Administration