BI Employee of the Year, Gary Fannin BI Incorporated in Boulder, CO.
ary Fannin has served as the Database Administrator for the last four years at BI Incorporated in Boulder, CO. He is responsible for installing, upgrading and maintaining all primary Company databases to ensure optimal performance, including BI’s primary offender monitoring application, TotalAccess. BI electronically monitors more than 35,000 individuals in U.S. communities every day using TotalAccess. Gary stays abreast of new database technologies, implements modiﬁcations and responds to operational data and reporting requests. He ensures that all mission critical applications are equipped for growth and prepared for any issues that may arise. The collective efforts of the entire BI Development and Systems team have resulted in a 12 month average TotalAccess system uptime of 99.93% in 2011. Gary graduated from the University of Colorado with a degree in Economics in 1992. He started at BI as a Monitoring Specialist in December 1992 and was promoted to Assistant Supervisor after 9 months, and then to Supervisor. Gary joined the Systems Administration team in 1995 and has worked with databases in some capacity for approximately 16 of his 19 years with BI. “I feel good about identifying and solving problems for our customers – ﬁguring out system issues and ﬁxing them as quickly as I can,” he said. Nominated by Andrea Young, CIO and Vice President of Development at BI, “Gary has been described as the silent stalwart (deﬁned as a faithful, dependable, and hardworking supporter of somebody or something). Because of his knowledge and expertise of BI products and systems, the outstanding support he provides to everyone across the organization on a daily basis, and the strong relationships and partnerships he has built in his tenure with BI, Gary is a clear choice for this employee of the year award.” Also recognized in 2011 by his peers in the IT department, Gary also awarded the Overall Excellence Award, given to individuals that exemplify all of the elements that make up BI’s principles and fundamentals: Develop solutions, Secure contracts, Provide quality services, Bill & collect, Operate efﬁciently & safely, Monitor measure and report, Good enough isn’t, Teamwork, and Check your ego at the door. Outside of work, living in beautiful Colorado, Gary is an avid hiker and golfer, and he enjoys spending time with his wife, Lisa, and his two young daughters, Kylie (9) and Emery (2).
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