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New CIO appointments, December 2021
Fred Killeen is named VP of global IT and chief information officer at General Motors
Killeen’s appointment is part of the recently-announced restructuring of its Information Technology function into two groups –Digital Business Software, and Global IT. Killeen previously served as chief information security officer and chief technology officer, GM IT, reporting to EVP & CIO Randy Mott, who is retiring. In his new role, Killeen will report to GM Chair and CEO Mary Barra. He first joined GM in March 2001. Killeen holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Michigan State University and is on the Advisory Board for the Oakland University School of Engineering and Computer Science.
TD Bank Promotes Judy Dinn to Chief Information Officer
TD Bank is one of the 10 largest banks in the U.S., serving more than 9.6 million customers at more than 1,100 locations. Dinn joined TD Bank in 2020 as Chief Architect and CIO of U.S. Credit Cards. Earlier, she was CIO of Credit Cards at JPMorgan Chase in the U.S. In her new role, Dinn will report to Greg Braca, President and CEO, TD Bank, and Greg Keeley, Chief Information Officer, TD Bank Group. She earned an Honors Bachelor of Mathematics in Computer Science from the University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.
Konica Minolta USA Announces Mike Lee as CIO
New Jersey-based Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A. supports clients’ digital transformation through IT services, intelligent information management, managed print services and commercial print solutions. Most recently, Lee was CIO and CoE Leader for Digital Customer Experience at Carrier’s $4 billion refrigeration business. From 2000 to 2018, he held a progression of technology leadership positions at GE Capital and GE Digital. Lee holds a B.S. in Interdisciplinary Engineering and Management from Clarkson University.
Michelle Ferrara joins Arizona Public Service as CIO
Arizona Public Service (APS) is a subsidiary of Pinnacle West Capital (NYSE: PNW), an electric utility holding company based in Phoenix, AZ. APS also is the operator and co-owner of the Palo Verde Generating Station, the largest nuclear plant and the single-largest generator of carbon-free electricity in the U.S. Prior to joining APS, Ferrara spent over 20 years at Exelon and its predecessor companies in Baltimore, holding several IT leadership positions of increasing scope and complexity. She earned a BS degree in Information Systems Management from University of Baltimore, and an MS in Information Systems from Western International University.
Lazydays RV Appoints Harsh Uchariya Chief Information Officer
Lazydays (NASDAQ: LAZY) is an $800 million provider of recreational vehicle sales and services that is headquartered outside Tampa, FL. Uchariya joins Lazydays from ClubCorp, where he was CIO. Prior to ClubCorp, he served as Chief Technology Officer and Chief Architect at Wyndham Destinations Vacation Clubs and Resorts. Uchariya received his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from India’s Government Engineering College and his MBA from Indian Institute of Information Management and Technology.
Southwestern Health Resources appoints Thomas “Mac” Marlow CIO
SWHR is a combination of UT Southwestern Medical Center and Texas Health Resources, and includes a clinically integrated network of 29 hospital locations and more than 5,500 physicians. Marlow previously served as Vice President of Software Applications at Lehigh Valley Health Network in Allentown, PA. Marlow earned an MBA at Averett University and completed the Leadership and Management Program at The Management Institute at Roanoke College. He is also a Certified Healthcare Chief Information Officer (CHCIO), a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and a Certified Scrum Master (CSM).
Triumph Bancorp appoints Renee Galitis CIO
Triumph Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: TBK) is a financial holding company headquartered in Dallas, Texas, offering a diversified line of banking, payments, and factoring services. It is the parent company of TBK Bank. Most recently, Galitis served as EVP, Chief Information Officer with Caliber Home Loans, a publicly traded mortgage company located in Coppell, Texas. Prior to that, she was Chief Technology Officer at Black Knight, which provided integrated technology, data, and analytics to the mortgage and real estate industry. Galitis earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Tufts University.
Daved Karl named CIO of Williams Industrial Services Group
Williams is an energy and industrial infrastructure services company based in Georgia. Karl was previously the Senior Director of Global Information Technology with a subsidiary of the Hitachi Group. He holds a B.S. in Computer Information Systems and an MBA from Woodbury University, a Master’s degree in Technology Management from Pepperdine University, as well as Masters’ degrees in Cyber Security and Information Technology Leadership from Western Governors University.
BRP Group, Inc. welcomes Rajasekhar Kalahasthi as Chief Digital & Information Officer
BRP Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: BRP), also known as Baldwin Risk Partners, is an independent insurance distribution firm based in Tampa, FL. Kalahasthi comes to BRP Group from Comerica Bank, where he served as CIO for its retail and wealth management divisions. Prior to that, he led technology teams at HSBC, Citibank, and General Electric in the U.S., Latin America, and India. Kalahasthi holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Information Technology from BITS-Pilani and IIIT-B in India, and an MBA from University of Michigan Ross School of Business.
Jewelers Mutual Group welcomes John Kreul as Chief Information Officer
Founded in 1913 and based in Neenah, WI, Jewelers Mutual Group is a leading provider of insurance to jewelry businesses and consumers in the U.S. and Canada. Most recently, Kreul served as VP of Supply Chain for Amcor. Prior to that, he was CIO for Bemis Company, and held other technology leadership positions at PepsiCo and Quaker Oats. Kreul earned an Executive MBA from Northwestern University and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.
Enseo promotes Kris Singleton to President & CIO
Plano, Texas-based Enseo is a technology services provider offering solutions in hospitality, senior living, and education. Singleton joined Enseo as Chief Information Officer in 2020 and will continue holding that position in addition to her new role as President. A 30-year veteran of the technology industry, she has more than a decade of experience in gaming, hospitality and travel, and has held CIO positions for prestigious companies including Omni Hotels & Resorts, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, and International Cruise & Excursions (I.C.E.). Singleton earned a BS degree in CIS and Management from University of Central Missouri.
Tony Scott, former CIO of Microsoft and U.S. government, named CEO of Intrusion
Plano, Texas-based Intrusion offers companies cyber-defense solutions. In 2015, Scott was appointed by President Barack Obama to the role of Federal CIO for the U.S. Government. In that role, which he held till 2017, he had oversight of more than $85 billion in budget. Before working for the federal government, he served stints as CIO at Disney, VMWare and Microsoft. Scott holds a BS degree in Information Systems Management from the University of San Francisco and a Juris Doctorate (law) degree from Santa Clara University. He was inducted into CIO magazine’s “CIO Hall of Fame” and has been a frequent keynote speaker, panelist and advisor at numerous industry and government events.
New CIO appointments, November 2021
Hertz appoints Tim Langley-Hawthorne as new CIO
Kelly Services promotes Rosie Rivel to Chief Information Officer
Hackensack Meridian Health names Kash Patel EVP and Chief Information and Digital Engagement Officer
Gray Construction selects Kellie Christensen as CIO
Shirin Hamid to become the CIO of the International Monetary Fund
The Recording Academy appoints David Gregory to CIO position
Raman Mehta joins Johnson Electric as CIO
Inland Empire Health Plan (IEHP) welcomes Vinil Devabhaktuni as CIO
Tyler Technologies appoints Kevin Iwersen as new Chief Information Officer
Boston Children’s Hospital names Heather Nelson CIO
Bryan Self joins Gateway First Bank as Chief Information Officer
Bhavani Koneru appointed to Oakland University CIO post
Shaam Farooq is named CIO and CISO at Hyliion
Rubrik names Yvonne Wassenaar to its board of directors
New CIO appointments, October 2021
Mike Amend is Ford’s new Chief Digital and Information Officer
Gill Haus Named CIO of Consumer & Community Banking at JPMorgan Chase
Bank of America promotes Aditya Bhasin to Chief Technology and Information Officer
Joe Crescitelli named CIO of NBCUniversal
Judith Conklin appointed CIO of the Library of Congress
Zayo Appoints Ginna Raahauge as Chief Information Officer
Stanford Health names Dr. Michael Pfeffer CIO
Cooper Standard appoints Soma Venkat as Chief Information Technology Officer
Rafi Mohamed named CIO of O&G Industries
Ryan Companies Names Troy Zierden Chief Information Officer
FDA officially appoints Vid Desai to CIO post
Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland Appoints Chandana Kathuria CIO
Pendrick Capital Partners Hires Rizwan Bashir as CIO
Jennifer Greer-Glanville is named CIO of Legends
Jamf appoints Linh Lam as Chief Information Officer
Ron Guerrier Joins Equinix Board of Directors
Dropbox’s first CIO, Sylvie Veilleux, Joins H1’s Board of Directors
Shoe Carnival Appoints Diane Randolph to Board of Directors
Rahul Merchant is joining Kyndryl’s board of directors
Alorica appoints Mike Clifton as its new Chief Information Officer
Diebold Nixdorf Names Teresa Ostapower as Chief Information Officer
Edmund Siy named Chief Information Officer for Hunterdon Healthcare
Christie Nader is the Global CIO at Jet Aviation
Varun Gadhok is the CIO for Surgery Partners
Larry Browder is promoted to Chief Information Officer at Elevate
Pharmapacks welcomes Ash Mehra as CIO
Huntington Ingalls Industries names Chris Soong CIO for its Technical Solutions Division
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont Announces David Yoo as New CIO
Pelican Products announces Shree Khare as Chief Information Officer
ServiceNow Appoints Former Deloitte CIO Larry Quinlan to Its Board of Directors
Dine Brands Global appoints Martha Poulter to the Board of Directors
John Tonnison is US Foods’ new Chief Information and Digital Officer
Ervan Rodgers appointed SVP and CIO, Designer Brands
Verizon names Jane Connell SVP & CIO, Corporate Systems Group
Jackson Healthcare Appoints Bob Toupin as Chief Information Officer
Jeff Gautney to join Rush University System for Health as VP & CIO
One Inc. appoints Elizabeth Hoemeke as Chief Information Officer
Rebecca McHale named CIO at Peraton
Renown Health welcomes Chuck Podesta as Chief Information Technology Officer
Steve LeMoine appointed Chief Information Officer of Welch’s
Anchor Packaging hires Subbu Subramanian as CIO
SAIC names Dana Deasy to strategic advisory board
LL Flooring appoints Ashish Parmar to its board of directors
Pragati Mathur joins ConocoPhillips as Chief Digital and Information Officer
Naveen Krishna Joins Genuine Parts as EVP, Chief Information & Digital Officer
Southeastern Grocers taps Todd Renaud as SVP & CIO
Stewart Douglas Promoted to VP and CIO of AMETEK
Deanna Steele named CIO of Advantage Solutions
Majestic Steel hires Jeff Suellentrop as Chief Information Technology Officer
Dhritiman Saha is named EVP & CIO of The Container Store
Ivan Winfield Joins Ferrellgas as Chief Information Officer
AssuredPartners announces Sankha Ghosh as its new CIO
Ian Hyatt is named Chief Information Officer of Purdue University
ForgeRock appoints David Burden as Chief Information Officer
Keith Golden is named CIO of Volt
ScanSource Appoints Rachel Hayden as Chief Information Officer
Jason Sutton promoted to CIO at Newport News Shipbuilding
Generali Global Assistance appoints Michael Gussow U.S. Chief Information Officer