Excellence in Management Award Recipients

June 5, 2018


Please join me in congratulating several members of our One IT community who were awarded the Excellence in Management (EIM) award last week! Celebrating 30 years, the EIM award honors managers and supervisors who are nominated directly by their staff.

  • Noah Beil, Administrative and Departmental Computing Group Manager - Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Micah Bot-Miller, Desktop Engineering and Security Supervisor - Campus Shared Services IT
  • Darin Clarke, Billing Manager - IST Infrastructure Services and Telecommunications
  • Greg Colf, IT Manager and Associate CIO - VC Real Estate Facilities Services
  • Eric Fraser, Director of IT and Assistant Dean- College of Engineering
  • Naseem Ghaffari, Human Resources and Business Services Manager - Office of the CIO
  • Jon Hays, Service Manager for bConnected Collaboration Services - IST Architecture, Platforms and Integration (API)
  • Allison Henry, Security Operations Manager - Information Security and Policy
  • Brian Peterson, Development Manager - Institute for Transportation Studies
  • Maria Jovie Soliman, Manager of Voice Network Operations, Products and  Services - IST Infrastructure Services and Telecommunications
  • Noah Wittman, Manager of Teaching and Learning Services - Educational Technology Services (ETS)

The award ceremony, sponsored by the Berkeley Staff Assembly, was held on Thursday, May 31st at the Spieker Forum of the Haas School of Business. The theme for this year’s EIM Awards was Building Pride and Trust in our Changing Community. The theme highlights leadership which encourages respect, dignity, confidence, inclusion, and empowerment amid changing times.

Recipients of the award exemplify the theme in one or more of the following ways:

  • Honest and Conscientious - Manager/Supervisor builds trust, models integrity, and instills pride within the team.
  • Consistent, Intentional, Engagement Around Diversity, Community, and Collaboration- Manager/Supervisor is always cognizant and respectful of cultural distinctions, and promotes an environment of inclusion.
  • Empowering- Manager/Supervisor provides team members with the tools to succeed at work, through mentorship, coaching/motivating, and leadership by example.

If you were unable to attend the celebration or watch it live, you can view the EIM Award Ceremony on the BSA Staff Events YouTube channel or read the event program.

Congratulations to all our EIM recipients! And kudos to your stellar leadership.


Larry Conrad, Associate Vice Chancellor for IT and Chief Information Officer

Related Links: View Program & All EIM Recipients | EIM Award Info & Past Recipients | Berkeley Staff Assembly | Spot Awards | Pay IT Forward