Leon Jones Jr., director of the Arkansas Department of Labor, has been awarded a 2018 StateScoop 50 Award for State Leadership.

Jones is also an alumnus of the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff.

According to a news release, the StateScoop 50 award annually highlights the best and brightest in the state IT community.

The 2018 winners were announced at the National Association of State Chief Information Officers’ mid-year conference at Baltimore, Maryland.

“The awards, which were presented for their fifth consecutive year, honor state government information technology and cybersecurity executives, industry influencers, up-and-comers and innovative projects,” according to the release.

Details: https://statescoop.com/monthly/winners-announced-for-2018-statescoop-50-awards.