Marie Mouchet Recognized as Community Leader with Ed Steinike CIO Award

Oct 18, 2020
Marie Mouchet and Vish Narendra at the awards ceremony. Both are smiling & wearing TechBridge nametags. Vish has his arm around Marie's shoulder.

Marie Mouchet, Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Colonial Pipeline, has been recognized by us for her leadership in the Georgia nonprofit community with the Ed Steinike CIO Award. Mouchet is known as a thought leader and strategic thinker and is sought after by organizations to challenge the status quo, establish effective organizational structures, and deliver innovative technology solutions using emerging technologies to drive business growth.

Prior to her position at Colonial Pipeline, Mouchet worked at the Southern Company for 34 years in a variety of roles which culminated in her position as the Vice President and CIO of Southern Company Operations and Southern Nuclear.

Marie is an absolute role model for all IT executives here in Atlanta.

— Bill VanCurren, SVP & CIO, NCR Corporation

Outside of the office, Ms. Mouchet is a supporter of STEAM education and has advocated for changes in college and high school curricula. Additionally, she provides support and guidance to the Women in Technology (WIT) Board, Georgia CIO Board, and most recently the Alpharetta Tech Board. Marie Mouchet is the only female CIO to be selected twice as the CIO of the Year by the Georgia CIO Leadership Association — in at Southern Company and in at Colonial Pipeline. She was selected as one of the “Fierce”-est Women in Energy by the online industry newsletter FierceEnergy. Marie is sought after as a speaker, a panelist, and a facilitator across industries and is featured in two popular business books, Leading with Honor and Thrive Not Just Survive.

Marie is a natural mentor, a natural leader, and she doesn’t even know it. She has all the attributes you would want to mimic, a phenomenal role model.

— Jean Holley, retired CIO

Bill VanCuren, SVP & CIO of the NCR Corporation, shares his admiration of Mouchet by stating that Marie is an absolute role model for all IT executives here in Atlanta. Other friends were pleased with our selection of Ms. Mouchet. Jean Holley, retired CIO and OneSpan Board of Directors member said that Marie is a natural mentor, a natural leader, and she doesn’t even know it. She has all the attributes you would want to mimic, a phenomenal role model.

Marie herself remarked on receiving the award that I am truly honored to receive this prestigious award. I have enjoyed serving in my CIO role, previously at the Southern Company and now at Colonial Pipeline. I’ve seen the role grow, expand, and change over my CIO career. Leading a technology organization is challenging and rewarding. You get to see everything that happens within your company or your organization because no function is successful in today’s world without technology.

Marie Mouchet was presented the Ed Steinike award by Greg Arthur, Vice President and General Manager of Insight, during our 20th Anniversary Digital Ball. The ball was held virtually on .

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The Ed Steinike Award

Ed Steinike was named CIO of Coca-Cola in and held that position until his death in . During his time at Coca-Cola, Ed prioritized the adoption of digital technologies including software as a service (SaaS) and cloud migration. He worked with us as an executive ambassador in addition to serving with organizations such as WIT>. The Ed Steinike Award was first given in and is awarded to an exceptional CIO who demonstrates a passion for mentoring and a commitment to philanthropy.

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