HudsonAlpha Director of IT named Alabama CIO of the Year

June 7, 2021 (Huntsville, Ala.) – Alabama CIO – an organization that helps chief information officers (CIOs) maximize their leadership effectiveness, create value, reduce risk and share success – held its annual Alabama CIO of the Year® ORBIE® Awards on Friday, June 4 where HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology Director of Information Technology Scott Ross won CIO of the Year in the nonprofit/public sector category.

Scott Ross

Ross has more than 15 years of technology experience across defense and commercial sectors. He leads the operations and strategy of technology and cybersecurity to help further the missions of HudsonAlpha. Ross earned his BS in Information Systems Management from Auburn University, and is an active member of the Alabama CIO Association and Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).

“Being a part of HudsonAlpha’s nonprofit mission and learning from the leaders of our Institute is the opportunity of a lifetime,” said Ross. “Leading our talented IT organization and extending our shared love for technology to help solve the complex problems of genomics is a level of professional fulfillment that I’m so fortunate to have achieved.”

For more than 20 years, the CIO ORBIE Awards have recognized technology executives for leadership, innovation and excellence in this rapidly growing, CIO-led national professional association.

About HudsonAlpha: HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology is a nonprofit institute dedicated to developing and applying scientific advances to health, agriculture, learning, and commercialization. Opened in 2008, HudsonAlpha’s vision is to leverage the synergy between discovery, education, medicine, and economic development in genomic sciences to improve the human condition around the globe. The HudsonAlpha biotechnology campus consists of 152 acres nestled within Cummings Research Park, the nation’s second largest research park. The state-of-the-art facilities co-locate nonprofit scientific researchers with entrepreneurs and educators. HudsonAlpha has become a national and international leader in genetics and genomics research and biotech education and fosters more than 45 diverse biotech companies on campus. To learn more about HudsonAlpha, visit