GSA's Emory Miller is new president of AFFIRM

GSA's Emory Miller is new president of AFFIRM

By Susan M. Menke

GCN Staff


JUNE 25—The Association for Federal Information Resource Management met for a gala luncheon last week at the Willard Inter-Continental Hotel in Washington to give out seven leadership awards and elect a new president.

Emory Miller, director of information technology professional development at the General Services Administration, became AFFIRM's president, succeeding Ira L. Hobbs, acting chief information officer of the Agriculture Department.

AFFIRM presented awards to:

  • Gloria R. Parker, CIO of the Housing and Urban Development Department, for executive leadership
  • Donald W. Upson, secretary of technology for the commonwealth of Virginia, for legislative leadership
  • Tony Trenkle, director of electronic services at the Social Security Administration
  • Joseph R. Cipriano, the Navy's program executive officer for IT and enterprise acquisition manager, for procurement leadership
  • Patricia McGinnis, president and chief executive officer of the Council for Excellence in Government, for organizational leadership
  • Lee Holcomb, NASA CIO, for leadership in innovative applications, and
  • Gary Maxam, director of acquisition services for the Defense Finance and Accounting Service, for electronic-government efforts.


In presenting the award to Parker, Hobbs cited her efforts on federal work force issues as a member of the CIO Council as well as her ability to involve finance, procurement and technology people in HUD IT projects. He also noted that she is the highest-ranking woman African-American career federal official.

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