Dr. Casey Gordon, chief information officer for the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University, was selected from among six finalists to be the corporate sector Twin Cities CIO of the year during the Minnesota ORBIE awards on Friday (Sept. 15) at the Minneapolis Marriott City Center.
The awards, which received more than 140 nominations and had 30 finalists across seven categories this year, are announced by MinnesotaCIO, the preeminent peer leadership network of Minneapolis/St. Paul chief information officers.
Gordon, who holds a doctorate in educational administration from the University of Nebraska, received the Corporate ORBIE for organizations with up to $400 million in annual revenue. Other award winners were differentiated by benchmarks of higher revenue and for leadership, hospitals and health care organizations, and a new category this year for chief information security officers.
“I feel incredibly honored to have received this award, and it’s a wonderful recognition of our entire IT team at CSB and SJU,” said Gordon, who is in her eighth year at CSB and SJU. “Their unwavering dedication to our community, their commitment to excellent service, and their passion for our mission is what makes our IT Services team amazing.”
Gordon leads a team of more than 35 full-time staff members. Beyond her administrative role, she also has taught as a visiting professor at Saint Ben’s and Saint John’s and chaired the schools’ pandemic planning team. Her other diverse interests include her own travel agency and storage business, and last year published her first book – a young-adult love story.
The ORBIE Awards are the premier technology executive recognition program in the United States. Since their inception in 1998, more than 700 technology leaders have received the award honoring excellence in leadership. Finalists and winners were selected by an independent peer review process, led by prior ORBIE recipients, based on leadership and management effectiveness, business value created by technology innovation, and engagement in industry and community endeavors.
More than 400 guests attended the awards, representing leading Minnesota organizations and their technology partners.