On November 8, 2000, the Austin chapter of the Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP) presented the third annual Austin IT Executive of the Year Awards in conjunction with the ITEC Expo - the region's largest gathering of IT executives, educators & vendors. The ITEC/AITP awards ceremony was held at the Austin Convention Center, and it was attended by over one hundred area IT professionals.
Austin AITP honors IT professionals in the Austin, Texas area who have demonstrated leadership skills in the areas of product or service development and benefits, team management and guidance, and overall community service.
"This event is the highlight of the year for the growing IT community in Austin," said AITP president, Jonathan Hines. "We're proud to honor top-notch IT professionals such as Treg Russell and Hayden Steward who greatly contribute to the success of the numerous technology companies in our community."
The primary sponsor of the event was Networker.com. Two major awards were presented: The Austin IT Executive of the Year, and The Austin Information Technologist of the Year.
Treg Russell, Vice President, Management Information Systems,
Texas Medical Liability Trust, named Austin IT Executive of the Year
TMLT decided to utilize web technology in an effort to make courses more convenient for their client physicians to access. Treg has been instrumental in the development of a web based course delivery engine which has since been marketed to other companies. Profit from this system has supported all web development at TMLT for almost two years. Companies that have purchased and are utilizing this system include the UT system, the Department of Defense, the Texas Restaurant Association, and a number of school districts.
Runner-up for the award was Mike Sigman, Director, Information Technology for International Sematech.