2009 Event

In 2009, 80 finalists were recognized and 13 honorees were spotlighted at the Information Technology Executive of the Year Awards, along with two special award honorees. The first- ever Cox Business Exemplary Award was presented to Elliott Allen of SAIC. The well-attended event was held at the Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines on April 23, 2009.

2009 HONOREES

Elliott Allen, SAIC
Edward Babakanian, UCSD Medical Center
Rich Coppa, The Arc of San Diego
Dana DiFerdinando, Arena Pharmaceuticals
Gerald Ellison, ESET
Norm Fjeldheim, Qualcomm, Inc.
David Gray, OnlineGURU, Inc.
Jim Haskin, Websense, Inc.
John Merritt, YMCA of San Diego County
Eric Quade, Technology Integration Group
Paul Redfield, Bay City Television
Celeste Schwartz, Superior Court of California, County of San Diego
Christopher Wessells, University of San Diego

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Norm Fjeldheim, Qualcomm, Inc.

COX BUSINESS EXEMPLARY AWARD

Elliott Allen, SAIC

JUDGES

Steve Romeo, Breg, Inc.
Dr. Eileen Heveron, National University
Rory Moore, CommNexus San Diego


To view photographs from the 2009 Information Technology Executive of the Year event, please click here.