ATLANTA, Nov. 14, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Cbeyond, Inc. (Nasdaq:CBEY), the technology ally for small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs), today announced that Carrie Wheeler, Cbeyond's senior vice president and chief information officer, was named 2013 CIO of the Year in the "Enterprise" category (for companies with 1,000 to 10,000 employees) during the 15 th annual Georgia CIO of the Year Awards program held November 1, 2013 in Atlanta. Established in 1998, the Georgia CIO of the Year Awards is the premier technology executive recognition program of its kind. Bestowed by the Georgia CIO Leadership Association (GCLA), the annual event honors chief information officers who have demonstrated excellence in managing their organization's enterprise-wide information systems. CIOs and those in equivalent positions are selected by a distinguished panel of CIO judges, including prior Award winners, based upon their contributions in innovation leadership, business value and community involvement. "I am delighted to be awarded the 2013 Enterprise CIO of the Year Award by my peers," said Carrie Wheeler, senior vice president and chief information officer, Cbeyond. "This recognition is representative of the hard work, dedication and execution from our superb team of information technology professionals, engineers and business managers who have continued to drive business value internally and externally for Cbeyond." Wheeler joined Cbeyond in 2009 to lead the company's Information Technology Strategy and Planning teams. Earlier in her career, she held several IT leadership positions with AT&T, BellSouth, MCI Communications and Accenture. Wheeler obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing and Finance from Trinity University and a Masters in Business Administration from Southern Methodist University. To view a social media version of this press release, visit http://pitch.pe/1acIKwk or click here. About Cbeyond Cbeyond, Inc. (Nasdaq:CBEY), a cloud and communications services provider, is the technology ally for small and mid-sized business. Our private, proactively-managed IP network connects customers to voice, data and enterprise applications hosted in our award-winning cloud data centers. Since 1999, Cbeyond has served the unmet needs of businesses through technology and service innovation. We were the first company to build an all-IP network specifically for small businesses and among the few to offer consultative sales and service professionals onsite. Today, our expanded portfolio helps customers reduce the burden of outlaying capital and manpower to manage infrastructure. Creating an exceptional customer experience is in our DNA. For more information on Cbeyond, visit http://www.cbeyond.com and follow Cbeyond on Twitter: www.twitter.com/cbeyond .
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