Rising Star Richard J. Renomeron
: Rich Renomeron (pronounced Rehn-oh-MARE-on) Age
: 37 Organization
: Turner Consulting GroupTitle
: Senior engineer and project lead
Nominated for: Leading a team of engineers that provides the Office of Management and Budget with an array of systems for developing budgets, including the much-lauded Max Federal Community wiki. Developed a governmentwide authentication and authorization system so that Max users can securely access any OMB services.
First IT mentor: Dave Tomczak — he was the first technical lead I worked with when I was fresh out of grad school, and he taught me a lot about how to handle different personalities on a team. This came in handy when I found myself in leadership positions some years later.
Latest accomplishment: Refactoring the customizations to our single-sign-on application so that we can be more responsive to new requirements from external customers, which seem to be coming faster and faster these days.
Career highlight: This award
Favorite bookmark: The Max Federal Community (max.omb.gov/community). I’m not just a developer, I’m a user!
Dream non-IT-related job: In no particular order: singer in a rock-and-roll band, artistic photographer or stay-at-home dad.
The annual Rising Star awards are presented by the 1105 Government Information Group, publisher of Federal Computer Week, GCN and Washington Technology, to public and private sector employees in the federal IT community who have gone above and beyond their job descriptions to make a lasting impact in their organization. See all the 2009 Rising Star award winners.