May 23, 2022

Janet Zelenka Wins Prestigious 2022 Chicago CIO of the Year ORBIE Award

Janet Zelenka, Stericycle’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Chief Information Officer (CIO), has been named the 2022 Chicago CIO of the Year® ORBIE® award winner in the Enterprise category. For over 20 years, the CIO of the Year ORBIE Awards has honored chief information officers who have demonstrated excellence in technology leadership.

“Janet's intelligence, leadership, and accomplishments make her highly deserving of the honor to be named a CIO of the Year ORBIE Award winner,” said Cindy J. Miller, President and Chief Executive Officer, Stericycle. “As an organization, we benefit immensely from Janet’s ability to connect the IT organization with the broader business, elevating IT’s relevance throughout Stericycle. With her guidance and perseverance, Janet continues to drive transformation in the organization, positively influencing who we are and where we are going.”

Janet joined Stericycle in 2019 as CFO, bringing a strong breadth of expertise across corporate finance, accounting, information technology, and operations. She assumed the additional duties and responsibilities of CIO in 2020 to further support effective IT-related internal controls, implement a North American enterprise resource planning (ERP) system, and enhance efficiency of financial systems. Throughout her tenure at Stericycle, Janet has demonstrated exceptional leadership qualities and has relentlessly pursued projects and innovative solutions to advance business objectives, while also supporting the organization to address business challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.

“I’m honored to be recognized by the ORBIE Awards as a Chicago CIO of the year,” said Janet. “Congratulations to the finalists who have also been recognized for this prestigious award. It’s an honor to be listed amongst other CIOs who are making a positive impact in their respective organizations and the Information Technology industry.”

About the ORBIE Awards

The CIO of the Year ORBIE Awards is the premier technology executive recognition program in the United States. Nominees of the Chicago CIO of the Year ORBIE Award were selected through an independent peer-review process, led by past ORBIE recipients in seven key categories – leadership, global, large enterprise, enterprise, corporate, public sector, and nonprofit. Winners were selected based on leadership and management effectiveness, business value created by technology innovation, and engagement in industry and community endeavors.

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