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CTG Director Named Among America’s Elite in Delivering Innovation to Improve Government

For the past five years, Theresa Pardo has been directing CTG's national leadership in fostering public-sector innovation. (Photo by Jessica Mulholland)

ALBANY, N.Y. (April 15, 2015) — Center for Technology in Government Director Theresa A. Pardo has been named one of the “Top 25 Doers, Dreamers & Drivers of 2015” by Government Technology (GT) magazine.

The GT Top 25, which includes elected leaders, local officials, state CIOs, emergency management professionals, researchers and entrepreneurs, collectively “helped improve quality of life and community prosperity nationwide,” according to the publication’s editors.

Pardo, a research associate professor in UAlbany’s Department of Public Administration and Policy, was honored for spearheading research into the critical role technology and data play in public-sector operations and programs. In her five years as director, said GT, she has led CTG “at what it does so well: fostering public-sector innovation though applied research, knowledge sharing and collaborative problem-solving.”

Pardo serves as Open NY Adviser to New York State’s Governor Andrew Cuomo, is an appointed member of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s National Advisory Committee, and is International Advisor to the E-Government Committee for the China Information Association. In addition, she is president of the Digital Government Society, a global multi-disciplinary organization of scholars and practitioners interested in the development and impacts of digital government.

Government Technology is the chief publication of e.Republic, a smart media and research company focused exclusively on public-sector innovation for state and local government and education.

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