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CDFA staff honored at IT leadership award ceremony

CDFA’s Marc Grijalva, 4th from left, and Sherri Winfree, 4th from right, were honored at a recent IT leadership awards ceremony.

Two members of CDFA’s Information Technology staff were honored this month at the 2020 Public Section CIO Academy Awards ceremony in Sacramento. In the category of IT Leadership, the CDFA awardees were:

Marc GrijalvaCustomer Delivery Unit Manager

Marc Grijalva has made substantial improvements in the delivery of projects within CDFA. He’s established, implemented, monitored and improved the project management process. He established a quality control program with quality assurance for continual improvements to existing practices. He applied a similar approach to the Enterprise Test Office. The testing processes, procedures, and standards he implemented have significantly reduced defects. While there are organizational change issues that remain to be remediated, Marc’s management and leadership is making very clear progress in this area.

Sherri Winfree Budgets, Business Operations and IT Contracts Manager

Sherri Winfree recently acquired responsibility for IT Asset Management, a critical and challenging function due to the high number of field staff at CDFA and the frequent movement of IT assets. Sherri implemented a top-down review of how asset management was performed and identified gaps. With her team, she restructured the processes to be consistent with LEAN processes. Her leadership has led to significant improvements.

Congratulations to Marc and Sherri!

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