AITP East Central Indiana Past President Gary Kern was named one of Computerworld's Premier 100 IT Leaders for 2011, which honors the brightest talent in the IT Industry. Those people nominated to the list have demonstrated leadership qualities throughout their careers.
Computerworld's Premier 100 IT Leaders are "individuals who foster ideas and creative work environments, envision innovative technology approaches to business problems and effectively manage IT strategies". As noted in Computerworld, "Even through economic turmoil that for many meant budget cuts and staff downsizing, these 100 men and women continued to deliver innovative projects and measurable business value." Click here for more details.
Gary is CIO of Mutual Bank in Muncie, Indiana and one of the founders of the East Central Indiana AITP chapter. Gary has been with MutualBank since November 2004. As CIO, he is responsible for technology, information security, compliance and strategic planning. Gary has more than 28 years in the information technology Industry.
He received a bachelor's degree from the Indiana University Kelley School of Business. He received a master of business administration from IPFW and in 2009 completed the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. As well as being Past President and a founding member of AITP East Central Indiana, Gary is a member of the nationwide Strategic Planning Council for FISERV Cleartouch. He volunteers for a variety of local not-for-profits and is vice president of the board of directors for Muncie Civic Theatre, where he also volunteers and performs.
When I asked about how he was nominated to this list of leaders, Gary replied that he did not know who nominated him, but it must have had to with his "community involvement" and efforts to start the local (East Central Indiana) AITP chapter and put on the Fall 2010 AITP Region 5 Conference. He was able to tie those pieces into his company's push for community involvement.
Click here for more detail about Gary's nomination to this prestigious list of IT Leaders. Congratulations to Gary Kern on this great honor.