Cherie Fuzzell Among Finalists for Women in Technology’s 2014 Women of the Year in Technology Award
Atlanta, Georgia – October 8, 2014 – Women in Technology (WIT) announced yesterday the nine finalists for its 2014 Women of the Year in Technology Awards. Cherie Fuzzell, CEO Parkmobile USA, Inc., was selected as one of the top three nominees in the Emerging/Small Business category.
Cherie has extensive executive experience in the payments and healthcare industries, as well as 7 years of mergers & acquisitions experience with the international law firm, Jones Day. Cherie was most recently President and CEO of FirstView (a prepaid debit card transaction processor and program manager) and has held senior positions with USBancorp, NOVA Information Systems, Inc. (now Elavon), and Magellan Health Services. Cherie earned a bachelor’s degree in Commerce and Business Administration from the University of Alabama and a juris doctorate from the Vanderbilt University School of Law where she served as Associate Editor of the Vanderbilt Law Review.
Each year, WIT recognizes the accomplishments of Georgia’s top women leaders in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) and the impact they have made in their communities. Only three finalists from each category, representing Small/Emerging, Medium/Mid-Size and Large/Enterprise businesses, are selected.
“I am delighted and truly surprised,” said Fuzzell about her nomination. “Women in Technology has a longstanding tradition of highlighting the achievements of women in the Georgia technology community. To be considered as a finalist for this prestigious award is both a professional honor and a validation of the achievements of Parkmobile as the leading global provider of mobile payments technology to the parking industry. All of the finalists are women of considerable achievement and it is a privilege to be included among them.”
The winners of each category will be announced at the Women of the Year in Technology Awards gala and dinner on Thursday, November 13, 2014, at the Georgia Aquarium.
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For more information about the awards, visit www.mywit.org/WOTY.
Parkmobile is the leading provider for on-demand and prepaid mobile payments for on- and off-street parking. Their services are used in more than 600 locations in the U.S. by millions of registered users. Parkmobile’s investors include Fontinalis Partners, BCD Group and BMW Group. Fontinalis Partners, with offices in Detroit and Boston, is a venture capital firm strategically focused on Next-Generation Mobility. With annual global revenues of $24 billion, including $9.2 billion partner sales, BCD Group is an international market leader in corporate and online travel, off-airport parking and the mobile parking industry. For more information please visit www.parkmobile.com, facebook.com/ParkmobileUSA, or on Twitter @Parkmobile.
About the Women of the Year in Technology Awards
Since 2000, Women in Technology has celebrated female technology executives for their accomplishments as leaders in business, visionaries of technology and women who make a difference in their communities. Qualifying nominees hold business or STEM leadership roles within a technology organization in Georgia or they maintain STEM leadership positions within a non-technology organization. Winners are selected in three categories: Large/Enterprise business (companies with more than 2,500 employees); Medium/Mid-Size business (companies with 251 to 2,500 employees); and Small/Emerging business (companies with 250 employees or less).
About Women in Technology
With a vision of making Georgia the state with the highest percentage of women in the STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) workforce by the year 2020, Women in Technology (WIT), an Atlanta-based organization, passionately supports women at every stage of their STEM careers – from the classroom to the boardroom. The organization enables women to build strong networks, develop leadership skills and advance their careers. Through the WIT Foundation, the organization educates and encourages girls and young women to pursue STEM careers with programs like Girls Get IT and WIT on Campus. Reaching more than 1,000 professionals annually through its programs and with 100+ volunteers, WIT has become the largest, most active organization of its kind in the region.