Profiling the 50 Most: Jeffrey W. Stovall

NAACP's Monique Morris congratulates Charlotte CIO Jeffrey W. Stovall for selection to the 50 Most as's John Templeton looks on.

As Government Technology magazine recently noted, Jeffrey W. Stovall is

Jeffrey W. Stovall, Chief Information Officer, City of Charlotte, N.C.

one of the most influential African-American leaders in public information technology.

He joined the City of Charlotte, North Carolina in May 2008 as its first Chief Information Officer. Charlotte is the fast-growing  banking and retail center which recently elected Anthony Foxx as its new mayor.

Stovall  oversees the evaluation of long- and short-term initiatives for e-Business, IT portfolio management, business process improvement, technology project management and strategic planning as well as the application of new technologies to solve business problems.

Prior to joining the City, Stovall worked for Sprint Nextel, where he was director of IT merger integration planning.

The Richmond, VA native received a master’s degree in business administration from the Darden Graduate School of Business Administration at the University of Virginia and a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

“I am honored to have my name listed among such a talented group of individuals, ” said Stovall after his selection to the 50 Most.  “I also hope that I am able to live up to the distinction by inspiring a future generation to enter a field which has tremendous impacts in all aspects of our lives.”