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2011 Palmetto Pillar Award Winners For Technology Leadership

August 31, 2011

2011 Palmetto Pillar Awards Recipients
Columbia, SC – The U.S. Army, a health care technology company, a hospital, a USC business school icon and a group of Lexington County high school students that shot rock’n’roll are among the winners of the 2011 Palmetto Pillar Awards.
The Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce Information Technology Council (ITC) recognized the winners and finalists Thursday at 701 Whaley Street at the annual Palmetto Pillar Awards banquet was sponsored by IT-oLogy. The Palmetto Pillar Awards program, started in 2000, praises the area’s top leaders in technology innovation.
“We congratulate all the winners and finalists for this important recognition. We are proud to be honoring those who are impacting and influencing information technology in the local community,” said Information Technology Council Chair Dale Johnston.
2011 Palmetto Pillar Awards recipients:
LEADERSHIP IN TECHNOLOGY
Winner
Jesus RosaVelez, US Army – Fort Jackson
PUBLIC SERVICE THROUGH IT
Winner
BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina
Winner
Palmetto Health
LICENSED IT PRODUCT
Winner
VC3
Winner
Richland County Government
START-UP VENTURE
Winner
Richard Robinson, USC Moore School of Business
ONE TO WATCH
Winner
Todd Lewis, Palmetto Computer Labs
Candy Sharpe, McAngus Goudelock & Courie
STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT
Winners
Jerod Beaudrot
Aaron Reeser
Sydney Spangler
Jenny Clark
Andy Moyer
*from Lexington Technology Center
Finalist
Jeremy Shepherd
TECHNOLOGY IN THE ARTS
Winner
Chris Robinson, USC Art Department
Finalists
Columbia Museum of Art
The South Carolina Confederate Relic Room & Military Museum
The Information Technology Council also awarded two student scholarships to the Information Systems Technology department of Midlands Technical College.
Scholarship recipients include:
Joshua Simoneau
Matthew Simoneau
For detailed information on each award winner,  click here.
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About the Information Technology Council
The Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce Information Technology Council (ITC) is an assemblage of technology leaders promoting Columbia as a desirable location for IT companies.  Drawing upon their combined knowledge and experience, the council identifies, cultivates and promotes those characteristics that IT businesses require for efficient and successful operations.  Members endeavor to help develop a well-educated and dynamic workforce, provide guidance based on their professional expertise, and advance the amenities offered by the Greater Columbia area.