Alex Cudaback, a communications advisor who worked passionately with clients to explore the economic, social and cultural impact of technology, died in Falls Church, VA on Monday, May 22. He attended St. Mark’s School in Southborough, MA and Denison University in Granville, OH, where he majored in creative writing. Among his many achievements, he was a driving force behind the creation and operations of the Computerworld Smithsonian Awards Program and the Computerworld Honors, the University of North Carolina Journalism School’s Knowledge Trust, and the Loudoun Laurels. Following his experience as a co-founder of the Jamestown Exploration Company in VA, and serving as an executive director at Techonomy Media in NY, Alex founded Promethean Communications.
Alex is survived by his wife Margaret Clare and son N. Finnegan of Leesburg, VA, his father David of New York City, his stepfather Dan Morrow of Reston, VA, his sister Peyton of Philadelphia, and his stepmother Diane Hersey and stepbrother Cannon Hersey of New York City. He was predeceased by his mother, Glenda Cudaback Morrow. Those who care to make a donation in his name are encouraged to contribute to the Animal Welfare Institute. A memorial service to honor Alex’s life is planned to be held at a later date.