Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek S.C: Nelson Still named IT executive of the year

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MILWAUKEE – May 21, 2013 – The law firm of Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek S.C. (WHD) is pleased

to announce that Nelson Still, Director of Operations & Information Technology, has been named 2013

IT Executive of the Year (Corporate Category) by the Society for Information Management’s (SIM)

Wisconsin Chapter. The award was presented at the 11th Annual Wisconsin IT Symposium on May 8 at

the Country Springs Hotel in Waukesha.

“Our goal with the IT Executive of Year awards is to recognize technology leaders in Wisconsin who

have achieved their company’s strategic IT goals, have demonstrated a commitment to developing their

teams, and have given back to the community,” said Greg Treichel, SIM Wisconsin president. “We

believe this award raises both awareness and substantiates the critical role that IT executives play in the

achievement of business strategy.”

Still was honored alongside IT executives from Actuant Corporation (Enterprise Category) and

Marquette University (Non-Profit Category). Criteria were based on IT organization, strategic clarity, IT

architecture strategy, people focus, innovation, leadership, measurement, security and privacy, service

orientation, and community involvement.

“Information technology plays a pivotal role in achieving client success,” said WHD’s Chief Executive

Paul Eberle. “Nelson is a proven leader whose knowledge and insight enable our firm to stay ahead of

the competition by leveraging technology at every turn.”

Prior to joining WHD, Still was a senior vice president and chief information officer for a global market

research firm. He has amassed more than 24 years of experience in a variety of roles while working in

the software, retail, consulting and market research industries. Still has initiated significant technological

shifts and implemented organizational changes to bring about competitive advantage and customer

service excellence. He has led major high-profile projects encompassing multiple functional areas across

technology and business. Still serves as an adjunct professor for Marquette University’s MBA program,

where he teaches an information technology foundation class. He also participates on chief information

officer panels for Marquette’s College of Business and Executive MBA program. Still received his

B.S. in Computer Science from the University of South Africa, and his MBA from Northern Illinois


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