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November 13, 2019

Shirl Stroeing Recognized as 2019 Georgia CIO of the Year

ATLANTA – Paradies Lagardère Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer Shirl Stroeing was awarded the Global ORBIE® award for multi-national organizations with more than $1 billion in annual revenue during an awards breakfast on Friday, November 8, at the Cobb Galleria in Atlanta. The CIO of the Year ORBIE Awards is the premier technology executive recognition program in the United States. Since its inception in 1998, more than 800 CIOs have been honored as finalists, and more than 200 CIO of the Year winners have received the prestigious ORBIE Award. The ORBIE honors chief information officers who have demonstrated excellence in technology leadership. GeorgiaCIO recognizes chief information officers in seven key categories – Lifetime Achievement, Super Global, Global, Large Enterprise, Enterprise, Corporate and Nonprofit/Public Sector.

Quote: “We couldn’t be prouder of Shirl, as this tremendous award recognizes her leadership, contributions and achievements in the technology industry, as well as in our company’s success,” said Gregg Paradies, president and CEO, Paradies Lagardère. “Congratulations on this well-deserved recognition!”

Additional Information: The GeorgiaCIO Leadership Association (GeorgiaCIO) is the preeminent professional association for Georgia chief information officers. GeorgiaCIO is one of 16 chapters in the Inspire CIO Leadership Network (InspireCIO), a national professional association comprised exclusively of CIOs (or equivalent executive roles) from public and private companies, government, education, healthcare and nonprofit organizations.

ORBIE award finalists must hold the title of chief information officer or an equivalent senior IT executive position, be a member of senior management, and primarily responsible for the IT operations of an organization or subsidiary based in Georgia. Finalists and winners are selected by an independent peer review process, led by prior ORBIE recipients based on demonstrated leadership and management effectiveness, business value created by technology innovation, the size and scope of his or her responsibilities, and engagement in industry and community endeavors. More information can be found at