Finalists Named for 2001 Georgia CIO of the Year Awards; Winners to be Announced at Awards Breakfast Ceremony on May 1, 2001

Apr 27, 2001, 01:00 ET from Georgia CIO of the Year Awards

    ATLANTA, April 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Intellinet today announced the finalists
 for the 2001 Georgia CIO of the Year Awards(TM).  Winners of the CIO awards
 will be announced at the third annual awards program, held at the Four Seasons
 Atlanta on Tues., May 1, 2001 from 7-9:45 a.m.
 
     The 2001 finalists are:
 
     Global
 
     *  Stephen Olsen, executive vice president and general manager, electronic
        commerce; CheckFree Corporation
     *  Bob Renner, chief technology officer; ForestExpress
     *  Charles Williams, chief information officer, vice president of
        information, resources and electronic commerce; Georgia-Pacific
        Corporation
 
     National
 
     *  Lloyd Marino, vice president, information technologies; WorldTravel BTI
     *  Michael Starr, vice president, chief information officer; Internet
        Security Systems
     *  Ed Wyatt, senior vice president, chief information officer; Atlanta
        Casualty Company/ Windsor Group
 
     Regional
 
     *  Kelly Bissell, chief technology officer and managing director;
        MeritSpan Holdings, Inc.
     *  Russell Caldwell, founder, chief information officer/chief technology
        officer; Novient
     *  Nicholas Farsi, senior vice president, chief information officer;
        Interland
 
     Founded by Intellinet in 1998, the Georgia CIO of the Year Awards honors
 individuals who have demonstrated outstanding technology leadership in
 Georgia.  They are given to chief information officers, or executives in
 equivalent positions, who have shown excellence in managing their
 organization's enterprise-wide information systems.
     The awards are divided into three categories:  global -- 5,000 PCs and
 over, national -- 1,000-5,000 PCs, and regional -- up to 1,000 PCs.
     All applicants are judged by the official Georgia CIO of the Year Awards
 Selection Committee, which is comprised of past award winners and industry
 leaders.  To be eligible for consideration, nominees had to meet the following
 requirements:
 
    *  Employed by a Georgia-based business
    *  Primarily responsible for the technical performance of the organization
    *  Member of top management
    *  Proven track record of technology leadership
 
     In addition, all applicants are judged on innovation and creativity in
 planning and deployment of their enterprise systems, future IT goals and
 management philosophy, as well as service to the industry and community.
     Past award winners include Robert Beason, CIO of Southern Company; Charlie
 Feld, CIO of Delta Air Lines; Doug Lauer, former CIO for Allied Holdings; Rick
 Schooler, vice president of information services for the Medical Center of
 Central Georgia; and Bruce Duttenhofer, CIO of Flexible Products Company.
     The 2001 Georgia CIO of the Year Awards is presented by Intellinet.
 Sponsors include:  Premiere -- KPMG Consulting; Platinum --  NetIQ, iD8
 Marketing, Avaya Communication, ThinKnowledge Networks, Commerce One; Gold --
 Red Hot Law Group; Silver -- Microsoft, Interland, Technology Association of
 Georgia, Research in Motion, TechLINKS, Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce; and
 Bronze - Jamcracker, Frazier & Deeter and the Atlanta Electronic Commerce
 Forum.
     Intellinet, based in Atlanta, is a business technology services company
 driven by one simple idea:  that promises kept are the most powerful
 competitive advantage possible in the new economy.  Intellinet keeps the
 promises it makes by developing performance-guaranteed technology systems that
 achieve measurable business results for clients.  Intellinet's responsible
 approach has earned the loyalty of some of the most recognized names in
 business, and its success has won the recognition of the prestigious INC. 500
 list for the past two years.  The company's unfailing dependability is proof
 of the personal and professional integrity of each Intellinet employee.
     For more information about the 2001 Georgia CIO of the Year Awards, go to
 www.georgiacioawards.com .
 
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    ATLANTA, April 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Intellinet today announced the finalists
 for the 2001 Georgia CIO of the Year Awards(TM).  Winners of the CIO awards
 will be announced at the third annual awards program, held at the Four Seasons
 Atlanta on Tues., May 1, 2001 from 7-9:45 a.m.
 
     The 2001 finalists are:
 
     Global
 
     *  Stephen Olsen, executive vice president and general manager, electronic
        commerce; CheckFree Corporation
     *  Bob Renner, chief technology officer; ForestExpress
     *  Charles Williams, chief information officer, vice president of
        information, resources and electronic commerce; Georgia-Pacific
        Corporation
 
     National
 
     *  Lloyd Marino, vice president, information technologies; WorldTravel BTI
     *  Michael Starr, vice president, chief information officer; Internet
        Security Systems
     *  Ed Wyatt, senior vice president, chief information officer; Atlanta
        Casualty Company/ Windsor Group
 
     Regional
 
     *  Kelly Bissell, chief technology officer and managing director;
        MeritSpan Holdings, Inc.
     *  Russell Caldwell, founder, chief information officer/chief technology
        officer; Novient
     *  Nicholas Farsi, senior vice president, chief information officer;
        Interland
 
     Founded by Intellinet in 1998, the Georgia CIO of the Year Awards honors
 individuals who have demonstrated outstanding technology leadership in
 Georgia.  They are given to chief information officers, or executives in
 equivalent positions, who have shown excellence in managing their
 organization's enterprise-wide information systems.
     The awards are divided into three categories:  global -- 5,000 PCs and
 over, national -- 1,000-5,000 PCs, and regional -- up to 1,000 PCs.
     All applicants are judged by the official Georgia CIO of the Year Awards
 Selection Committee, which is comprised of past award winners and industry
 leaders.  To be eligible for consideration, nominees had to meet the following
 requirements:
 
    *  Employed by a Georgia-based business
    *  Primarily responsible for the technical performance of the organization
    *  Member of top management
    *  Proven track record of technology leadership
 
     In addition, all applicants are judged on innovation and creativity in
 planning and deployment of their enterprise systems, future IT goals and
 management philosophy, as well as service to the industry and community.
     Past award winners include Robert Beason, CIO of Southern Company; Charlie
 Feld, CIO of Delta Air Lines; Doug Lauer, former CIO for Allied Holdings; Rick
 Schooler, vice president of information services for the Medical Center of
 Central Georgia; and Bruce Duttenhofer, CIO of Flexible Products Company.
     The 2001 Georgia CIO of the Year Awards is presented by Intellinet.
 Sponsors include:  Premiere -- KPMG Consulting; Platinum --  NetIQ, iD8
 Marketing, Avaya Communication, ThinKnowledge Networks, Commerce One; Gold --
 Red Hot Law Group; Silver -- Microsoft, Interland, Technology Association of
 Georgia, Research in Motion, TechLINKS, Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce; and
 Bronze - Jamcracker, Frazier & Deeter and the Atlanta Electronic Commerce
 Forum.
     Intellinet, based in Atlanta, is a business technology services company
 driven by one simple idea:  that promises kept are the most powerful
 competitive advantage possible in the new economy.  Intellinet keeps the
 promises it makes by developing performance-guaranteed technology systems that
 achieve measurable business results for clients.  Intellinet's responsible
 approach has earned the loyalty of some of the most recognized names in
 business, and its success has won the recognition of the prestigious INC. 500
 list for the past two years.  The company's unfailing dependability is proof
 of the personal and professional integrity of each Intellinet employee.
     For more information about the 2001 Georgia CIO of the Year Awards, go to
 www.georgiacioawards.com .
 
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