Contact: Mary E. Horgan
NEW YORK – Leslie C. Tortora, managing director and chief information officer at Goldman Sachs & Co., will receive the sixth annual Award for Leadership and Service in Technology from Pace University’s School of Computer Science and Information Systems (CSIS) at a reception beginning at 6 p.m., Monday, June 11. The reception is hosted by the Prudential Insurance Company of America at Prudential Securities, Inc., 1 New York Plaza.
The CSIS Award for Leadership and Service in Technology is presented annually to an individual that best exemplifies leadership in the field of technology and shows innovation in the development and application of technology.
“Leslie Tortora is a legendary leader in information technology,” said Susan M. Merritt, dean of the School of Computer Science and Information Systems. “She does an extraordinary job, exceptionally well.”
Ms. Tortora is Goldman Sachs’ Chief Information Officer and the head of the
firm’s Information Technology Division. The Information Technology Division is responsible for providing the firm’s technology applications and infrastructure for all of its activities. As Chief Information Officer, she is responsible for the Goldman Sachs’ overall technology strategy and for its technology operation.
Ms. Tortora is a member of Goldman Sachs’ Management Committee, Budget Committee, Strategy Committee and the Technology Committee. She joined the firm in 1984 in the technology area and became responsible for its global technology in 1994. She became a partner in 1992 and a managing director in 1996.
Prior to joining Goldman Sachs, she was Director of Technical Services for General Electric. She received her degree from Trinity College in Connecticut in 1978.
She is a member of the Board of Trustees of Trinity College and is also a former member of the Board of Governors of the American Stock Exchange.
Pace is a comprehensive, independent University with campuses in New York City and Westchester County. Nearly 13,500 students are enrolled in undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs in the Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, Lubin School of Business, School of Computer Science and Information Systems, School of Education, School of Law, Lienhard School of Nursing and the World Trade Institute.