Chris Morrow, Warren Averett’s Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Chair of AlabamaCIO, was recently featured in the Birmingham Business Journal (BBJ) introducing the Alabama CIO of the Year ORBIE Awards.
In the BBJ’s special section on June 4, 2021, Morrow emphasizes the challenges and new discoveries that come along with working through the pandemic and the effects technology has on our lives. Morrow also discusses the benefits of AlabamaCIO: “Throughout this crisis, AlabamaCIO members have collaborated locally and nationally with CIOs from across industries. In any gathering of CIOs, the answer is in the room. The challenge one CIO is facing has likely been solved by another CIO.”
AlabamaCIO brings together the top CIOs of Alabama’s largest organizations to help them maximize their leadership effectiveness, reduce risk and share success. Members build meaningful professional relationships with colleagues who are facing similar challenges and help each other avoid pitfalls.
Since the inception of the first CIO of the Year Awards through the Birmingham Business Journal, more than 900 CIOs have been honored as finalists and more than 200 have won the coveted CIO of the Year ORBIE Award, signifying exceptional leadership, innovation and vision.
“It was an honor to recognize these nominees and finalists for the ORBIE Awards,” said Morrow. “The world of IT has experienced a string of challenges since last March and thanks to innovative technology leaders, a lot of organizations were able to adapt, adjust and survive our new normal. It’s exciting to be able to recognize everyone who has been working together and thriving, creating enormous value for firms like ours and otherwise.”
Chris Morrow joined Warren Averett in 2009 and has over 25 years of experience with technology in various capacities, including software development, systems architecture and management. He is the leader of the Firm’s Information Technology Division and oversees all IT functions within the Firm. Chris resides in Birmingham with his wife and two children.