2021 Global Leadership Institute Awards


Premier technology executives are expected to come armed with fresh ideas for leveraging technology to deliver new waves of business value and drive future growth for their companies. The 2021 Global Leadership Institute Awards recognize those who have reimagined and reinvented themselves to place their organizations on the fast track to groundbreaking transformation in dynamic times. 

“As the global health crisis continues technology executives must foster a culture of connectedness in an isolated setting while providing authentic and compassionate leadership that can offer their teams confidence, hope and inspiration for a brighter future.” 

— President and CEO of HMG Strategy, Hunter Muller


Register Today to Celebrate Your Peers at a National Celebration:


September National Award Celebration

September 23rd, 2021 — 5:00 PM ET         



HMG Global Leadership Institute Global Gala

December 16th, 2021 — 5:00 PM ET  



Meet the 2021 Winners:

Tammylynne Jonas

Tammylynne Jonas

Global CIO - Self Esteem Brands, LLC

Tammylynne Jonas is a digital and technology executive with almost 20 years of experience in publicly traded, customer-facing environments. She is skilled at designing technology strategies that solve real-world business problems and increase shareholder value.

Tammylynne is CIO for Holiday Stationstores in MN. Holiday Stationstores is a $4B petroleum and c-store business with 520 locations. Holiday was acquired by Couche Tard in December 2017. Tammylynne is a Senior Director on the Global IT team with responsibilities for: Vendor Management, Strategy and Business Partner Alignment.

Prior to Holiday, Tammylynne spent 15 years at Kohl’s Department Stores. Tammylynne was responsible for the strategy and planning efforts for Kohl’s digital and omnichannel roadmaps. In addition, she had responsibilities for building the company’s loyalty, customer service and digital payment programs.

Prior to Kohl’s, Tammylynne was a consultant for Accenture. At Accenture, she had various technology and change management roles across the United States.

Tammylynne serves on the Board of Directors for the Northrop Auditorium at the University of Minnesota, and on the Board of Directors for the MN Better Business Bureau. Tammylynne holds an Executive MBA in International Business from Marquette University, and she has undergraduate degrees in Mathematics, English and Spanish

In 2015, Tammylynne was named a “40 Under 40” award winner by the Milwaukee Business Journal. In 2017, she was named “Young Alumna of the Year” by Marquette University. In 2019, she was selected as a finalist for “Orbie CIO of the Year” in Minneapolis/ St. Paul. Tammylynne is married with 3 children, aged 10, 6 and 4 and resides in Medina, MN with her family.

The History

Since the inception of its Transformational CIO Awards in 2012, HMG Strategy has been recognizing the industry’s premier technology executives who are making a difference in their organizations through the industry’s most distinguished and recognizable awards program. In 2020, HMG Strategy introduced the Global Technology Executives Who Matter Awards to recognize the top-performing Chief Information Officers, Chief Information Security Officers, Senior Technology Leaders, Venture Capitalists and Search Executives who have demonstrated unparalleled leadership in areas such as Innovation, Business Transformation and Digital Disruption.

In 2021, we are extending our recognition program to honor exemplary technology leaders and leadership teams who are delivering exceptional value to their organizations: The 2021 Global Leadership Institute Awards.

The Criteria

These annual awards recognize the top-performing Chief Information Officers, Chief Technology Officers, Chief Information Security Officers, Venture Capitalists, Search Industry Executives and other Senior Technology Leaders who have demonstrated outstanding leadership in the following areas: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Leading into the C-Suite, Creating New Go-to-Market Business Models, Modernizing Enterprise Architecture and Building Culture of Trust.

The Details

Nominations are open and are being accepted on a rolling basis. Nominations must be received at least 14 days prior to the regional summit of choice to be considered for recognition. To see HMG Strategy’s full calendar of events for 2021, click here.

To learn more about HMG Strategy’s 2021 Global Leadership Institute Awards Program, please call (203) 221-2702 or email HMG Strategy’s Digital Managing Editor, August Pelliccio at august.pelliccio@hmgstrategy.com.

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