Tech Impact’s Francis Johnson, Hec Maldonado-Reis and Ryan Harrington Recognized as 2023 Awardees

The annual Awards spotlight individuals who go above and beyond in their local tech communities.

Johnson named CTO of the Year, Maldonado-Reis and Harrington named Tech Community Leaders of the Year

PHILADELPHIA, PA – December 13, 2023 Tech Impact, a 501(c)(3) that empowers communities and nonprofits to use technology to better serve our world, proudly announces that three of its distinguished leaders have been honored in the 2023 Awards. Francis Johnson was recognized as CTO of the Year, while Hec Maldonado-Reis and Ryan Harrington were named Tech Community Leaders of the Year. 

The annual Awards spotlight individuals who go above and beyond in their local tech communities. The nomination process began by inviting the community to submit nominations across five categories for Delaware: Invention of the Year, Tech Community Leader of the Year, CTO of the Year, Tech Company of the Year and Culture Builder of the Year. The subsequent voting period, spanning the last 10 days of November, solidified the winners. 

“We are thrilled to have three of our own exceptional leaders recognized for the profound impact they have on the tech landscape and the communities we serve,” said Patrick Callihan, CEO of Tech Impact. “The dedication and expertise demonstrated by Francis, Hec and Ryan not only elevate Tech Impact but also make an indelible mark on communities far and wide.” 


About the Awardees

Francis Johnson - CTO of the Year

As Chief Technology Officer at Tech Impact, Francis Johnson oversees the delivery of all technology infrastructure projects, cybersecurity, compliance, and support services. Leading a team of skilled engineers and analysts, Johnson is dedicated to supporting thousands of nonprofit staff and volunteers across hundreds of organizations nationally. His passion lies in helping nonprofits build their technology and operational capacities to serve more constituents and communities in an efficient and secure manner. 


Hec Maldonado-Reis and Ryan Harrington - Tech Community Leaders of the Year

Maldonado-Reis and Harrington are instrumental leaders within Tech Impact’s Data Innovation Lab, where they leverage data and technology for social good. Hec, an engineer turned data scientist, excels in governing and translating analytics into actionable insights and in data collaborations across the nonprofit and government sectors. At the Lab, they serve as Director of Research Development and Analytics and lead the design and implementation of technology solutions, as well as the Lab’s fellowship program. Ryan serves as Director of Strategy and Operations where he focuses on developing data science projects and creating collaborations across sectors. He co-founded and co-organized Open Data Delaware to help improve data transparency within government institutions.


About Tech Impact

Tech Impact is a nonprofit that leverages technology to advance social impact. Our proven workforce training programs and intermediary services prepare our graduates to launch or advance their careers in technology. We strengthen nonprofits through a full spectrum of technological support, giving them the education and services they need to deliver greater impact and help their communities thrive. Learn more at


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