ITAA names new chairman

The Information Technology Association of America’s Board of Directors has appointed Hank Steininger, managing partner at Grant Thornton, as ITAA chairman and named two new members for 2008 and 2009.


Gordon Coburn, chief financial and operating officer at Cognizant Technology Solutions, and Steve Shane, managing director at Accenture’s North America Government operating unit, were appointed as new members.


As managing partner of the global public sector at Grant Thornton, Steininger is responsible for the planning, coordination and execution of Grant Thornton International’s government business worldwide. He first joined the firm in 1994 and has held several jobs, including COO. Before joining Grant Thornton he held leadership positions at Ernst and Young in information technology, management consulting, accounting and auditing.


Steininger has been chairman of ITAA’s Public Sector Group Board of Directors. He is currently chairman of the Association of Government Accountants Corporate Partners Advisory Board and a member of the Washington Federal City Council.
 


Coburn has more than 17 years of financial management experience in the IT industry with Cognizant and Dun and Bradstreet. He is a board member of the Corporate Executive Board and ICT Group, and he has been a member of ITAA’s Commercial Group Board of Directors.


Shane has worked at Accenture for 25 years and currently manages the company’s work with a variety of government organizations in North America.

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