Although I have only known Lisa LaRoque for about 3 years, she is one of my favorite people. The first time we met was at the Dell SecureWorks Thursday morning Bible Study. Later we met for lunch and I knew we would become life long friends. Lisa became the Executive Director of the Georgia CIO Leadership Association late in 2013 and she is already doing a tremendous job serving our CIO community. I am certain with Lisa’s hard work, this year’s CIO of the Year event will be the most successful to date. Although Lisa has her own association to run and budget to raise through sponsorships, she is active in the United Way and in TechBridge where many of the Host Committee are also members of GCLA. I am grateful that Lisa is part of our community and part of my life. This is a double blessing for sure.