PHOTO ESSAY: Scenes from the Second Annual MDO Awards

On March 13, 2013, the Managing Director’s Office held its second annual MDO awards in the Mayor’s Reception Room. These awards presented an opportunity for Managing Director Rich Negrin to honor the hard work and accomplishments of the MDO departments and staff over the past year.

And what a year it’s been. Through 2012, Fleet’s Robert Otterson and Daniel Rosa created a repair for the Impala police car so innovative that General Motors adopted it; OIT’s Ray Hayling updated the public safety radio system 5 months ahead of schedule; Philly311 launched a mobile app; the Human Resources Benefits Team strategically saved the City over $41 million; Chief Data Officer Mark Headd began the implementation of the Mayor’s Executive Order on Open Data and Government Transparency, leading to a catalog of data releases, civic apps and hackathons.

Above is just a sample of everything the MDO offices, departments, programs and individuals have accomplished. Here’s  a look at this year’s MDO award winners:

Excellence in Technology Award

Excellence in Technology Award: Raymond Hayling, the Office of Innovation and Technology                               

Customer Engagement AwardPhilly 311Kimberly AdamsRobin AlukoRyan BirchmeierPedro CedenoMark CooperGraham QuinnJamie TimmonsDwight Wilson

Customer Engagement Award: Kimberly Adams, Robin Aluko, Ryan Birchmeier, Pedro Cedeno, Mark Cooper, Graham Quinn, Jamie Timmons, Dwight Wilson, Philly311                                                                   

Excellence in Innovation Award: Robert Otterson, Daniel Rosa

Excellence in Innovation Award: Robert Otterson, Daniel Rosa Office of Fleet Management           

Excellence in Human Resource Management Award: James Startare, Marsha Green-Jones, John B. John, Jeffrey George, Tahirah Jiles, Josephine Rollo, Chenelle Wiggins, The Office of Human Resources Benefits Team

Excellence in Project Management Award:Tim Wisniewski, Mark Cooper, Jamie Timmons, Kimberly Adams, Myisha Upshur, Philly311

Excellence in Administrative Support Award: Courteney Henderson, the Procurement Department

Operational Excellence Award

Operational Excellence Award: Rosetta Lue, Sheryl Johnson, Pedro Cedeno, Albert D’Attilio, Celia O’Leary, Brian Albert, James Startare, Michael McAnally, Philly311 and the Offices of Human Resources

Customer Service Excellence Award:Joan Decker, Jeanne Reedy, Lynda Yerkov, Gregg Buber, Carl Zimmerman,The Records Department

Financial Excellence Award

Financial Excellence Award:Bridget Greenwald, Gary Knappick, Joe Palantino, John Herzins, Joan Wilson, Kitty Lo, the Department of Public Property

Most Improved Department Award

Most Improved Department Award:Rosetta Lue, Sheryl Johnson, Pedro Cedeno, Philly311

Special Recognition Award

Special Recognition Award:Special Events Team Jazelle Jones, Robert Allen, Mechelle Sabb

Special Recognition Award PR

Special Recognition Award: Joandelis Marquez, Manny Citron, Jim Sanders, Adé Fuqua, Dan O’Brien, Bennie Ruth and Amanda Finch, PhillyRising: 

Outstanding Business Partner

Outstanding Business Partner: Maari Porter, the Mayor’s Office of Grants

High Performing Department of the Year: Rosetta Lue, Sheryl Johnson, Pedro Cedeno, Philly311

Mark Headd and Richard Negrin

Managing Director’s Award: Mark Headd, the Office of Innovation and Technology


Mayor Nutter also attended the awards to congratulate the MDO staff.

The MDO would like to thank each and every employee for their extraordinary over the past year. We can’t wait to see what accomplishments next year’s awards bring.

And a special thank you to the Center of Excellence Team: Jackie Linton, Caroline Olson, Caitlin McDonald, Pranshu Verma and Edward Garcia, who made this year’s awards ceremony possible.

Center of Excellence 2


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