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Shining a spotlight on the contributions of information technology students and professionals, the Leadership Award recognizes individuals and teams exemplifying Technology First Values: Creating a community to share knowledge, grow business, and build for the future. The Technology First Leadership Awards work to ensure a vibrant Southwest Ohio IT community. 

The annual event is sponsored by many local organizations, including SOCHE, Dayton Development Coalition, Montgomery County Business Solution Center, and Project Management Institute – Dayton/Miami Valley Ohio.


9th Annual Technology First Leadership Awards

Wednesday, November 16, 2022

The Leadership Awards serve to recognize individuals and teams exemplifying Technology First values: Creating a Community to Share Knowledge, Grow Business, and Build for the Future

Registration is OPEN

Submit your nomination for IT leader, business, and student today!

Nominations close June 30, 2022

Submit your nomination here


Technology First is proud to recognize

Our Legacy of Leaders!

Outstanding/Innovative Technology Team

CareSource IT Team - 2021

Sinclair College, Application Administration Team - 2020

Midmark Corporation, Technical Integration Team - 2019

Speedway - Team Insight - 2018

University of Dayton - UDit – Safe Computing Project - 2017

Speedway - Speedy Rewards Agile Project - 2016

Midmark Customer Tracking System Project - 2016

Hobart Service - 2015

University of Dayton Information Technologies - 2015 Academic

Lion Protects – 2014

Midmark - 2015 Enterprise

Best IT Services Company

Cincinnati Bell - 2021

TEKsystems - 2020

Smart Data - 2019

Expedient Technology Solutions - 2018

Netdemics - 2017

Afidence - 2016

Mafazo: Digital Solutions - 2015

Lighthouse Technologies – 2014

IT Executive of the Year

Christopher Kuhl, Dayton Children's - 2021

David Goodwin, ATC - 2020

Karl Konsdorf, Sinclair College - 2019

Tina Bustillo, Pi-Tech, Inc. - 2018

James Alford, Montgomery County Data Processing - 2018

Monique McGlinch, Midmark - 2017

John Huelsman, Director of IT, Hobart Service - 2016

Mark Human, Booze Allen - 2015

Steve Hangen, Mikesell's - 2014

Tim Hull - 2014 Community Advocate

Emerging Technology Leader

Christina Sease, CareSource - 2021

Nick Enger, ATC - 2020

Nicole Robbins, Midmark Corporation - 2019

Jon Scruggs, Hobart Service - 2018

James Keating, DataYard – 2017

IT Project of the Year

Kettering Health - 2021

Hobart Service - 2020

Most Promising Startup

Mile Two - 2021

Recless Tech - 2020

Ascend Innovations - 2019

Global Flyte, LLC - 2018

Volunteer of the Year

Paul Moorman - 2021

Career Champion

Expedient Technology Solutions - 2021

Award of Excellence - Student Project

Wright State University - Pet Adoption Speed Prediction: A Data Mining Approach - 2021

Timothy Haas, Wright State University - 2020

Cedarville University - IoT Laundry Monitoring System Team - 2019

University of Dayton - Whirlpool Corporation Team - 2018

Cedarville University/SIL International – Bible Story Producer App - 2017

University of Dayton MIS/Mikesell's Intranet Project - 2016

Clark State Community College - 2015

Hanen Alkhafaji, PQ Systems – 2014

Award of Excellence - High School Student

Qiancong Li (John), Miami Valley CTC - 2021

















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