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Herb Strauss wins Mendenhall award

Herb Strauss (image courtesy of ACT-IAC).

Social Security Administration Deputy CIO Herb Strauss is the recipient of the 2015 Janice K. Mendenhall Spirit of Leadership Award.

Strauss, who is also assistant deputy commissioner for systems at SSA, was honored Oct. 26 at ACT-IAC's Executive Leadership Conference in Williamsburg, Va. A longtime Gartner executive who joined SSA in 2013, Strauss has been an active leader in ACT-IAC, particularly in the areas of customer experience and citizen services.

"I'm humbled by this award," Strauss said. "It is really nice to walk into this room and realize how many people you know, how many people you want to know and how proud you are to be a member of this august organization."

The Mendenhall award, established in 2001, commemorates longtime civil servant Janice Mendenhall and her history of mentoring others and encouraging government/industry collaboration. Recent Mendenhall winners include AT&T Government Solutions President Kay Kapoor (2014), former Office of E-Government and IT Administrator Mark Forman (2013) and former Agriculture Department CIO Anne Reed (2012).

Other honorees at the conference included CenturyLink's Wayne Davis, the IBM Center for the Business of Government's Dan Chenok and Gartner's Rick Holgate -- all of whom were recognized for their ACT-IAC leadership efforts and encouragement of industry/government collaboration.

Posted by Troy K. Schneider on Oct 27, 2015 at 11:17 AM


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