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US Black Engineer and Information Technology Magazine Announces 2010 Most Important Blacks in Technology

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Dr. Mayberry-Stewart and Rico Singleton Recognized Among Distinguished Group

Albany, NY (January 5, 2010)

New York State CIO and Director of the Office for Technology, Dr. Melodie Mayberry-Stewart and New York State Deputy CIO for Enterprise Strategy and Governance Services, Rico Singleton have been named as two of the most important blacks in technology by the editors of US Black Engineer and Information Technology (USBE&IT) magazine for 2010.

Honorees are chosen for this annual list based on their work in making technology part of a global society. This year’s honorees were recognized for shaping the flow of technical change and driving strategies that affect the organizations they lead in Industry, Government, and Academia. They are influential professionals with responsibilities ranging from creation and innovation to managing and policy.

“I am extremely honored and humbled to be among this group of talented and accomplished African-American IT leaders who work in the public sector. Celebrating the noteworthy contributions of African Americans in technology across the US enables us to strengthen our communities by having these role models. I hope our young minority professionals will be inspired by these successful IT leaders when pursuing their own career goals, in the challenging, but rewarding field of technology,” said Dr. Mayberry-Stewart.

“I am thrilled to be included as one of the most important blacks in technology by the editors of US Black Engineer and Information Technology Magazines for 2010. With the inclusion of so many accomplished African-American IT leaders and achievers, I consider myself to be in excellent company,” said Mr. Singleton.

The honorees are featured in the fall/winter 2009 edition of US Black Engineer and Information Technology magazine, which is distributed to the top engineering campuses and IT professionals all over the country.

“Career Communications Group, Inc. is proud to salute these men and women as representatives of the many thousands of minority professionals who are quietly going about the business of reinventing, guiding and building America. USBE&IT’s Most Important Blacks in Technology represent the top echelons of business technology, education and government,” said Tyrone D. Taborn, Publisher and Editorial Director, Career Communications Group, Inc.

US Black Engineer and Information Technology is published by Career Communications Group, Inc. (CCG). CCG is dedicated to celebrating diversity and promoting equal opportunity for minorities and women in the fields of engineering, science, and information technology.

For a list of the Most Important Blacks in Technology for 2010, please visit USBE&IT Fall/Winter issue at Link)


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