New CIO appointments, February 2016 edition

LyondellBasell, Progressive Insurance, and Caesars Entertainment are among the many companies that recently appointed new CIOs.

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When I posted a similar column to this one a year ago, parts of the Northeast were under 50-80 inches of snow. Not so this year, which has been a much milder winter in this part of the country. The same can’t be said of recent IT leadership hires however, which continue to come in record numbers.

Marc Franciosa is now the CIO for LyondellBasell. He was previously vice president and CIO with Praxair.

Steve Broz was named CIO for Progressive Insurance. Broz was promoted to the role from his prior position of enterprise project management office leader.

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Les Ottolenghi, CIO of Caesars Entertainment

Caesars Entertainment appointed Les Ottolenghi as executive vice president and CIO. Previously, he was global CIO and chief innovation officer for Las Vegas Sands Corp.

Edwina Payne is now vice president and CIO for Sealed Air. Payne previously held the same role at Zimmer Biomet.

Jodi Euerle Eddy was promoted to CIO and senior vice president at Boston Scientific. Previously, she was the company's vice president of IS sales and marketing, and business intelligence.

Ramkumar Rayapureddy has been named Global CIO with Mylan. Rayapureddy was previously the Global CIO and vice president at Ranbaxy Pharmaceuticals.

John Hill is the newly appointed CIO for Carhartt. Previously, Hill was CIO and vice president of business transformation for the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board.

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Diana McKenzie, CIO for Workday

Jeff Brown has been appointed as senior vice president and CIO of Seattle Children's Hospital. He has filled the interim CIO position since April 2015, and prior to that, Brown was CIO with Lawrence General Hospital.

Previously Senior Vice President and CIO at AMGEN, Diana McKenzie is now CIO for Workday.

Haier America named Deanna Johnston as its first CIO. Johnston was previously the CIO for Belkin for more than six years.

Prasanna Gopalakrishnan is now the senior vice president and CIO at Boston Private. Previously, she was CIO, campus services for Harvard University.

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Bob Wittstein, CIO of Bentley University

Bob Wittstein is now the CIO with Bentley University. Previously, Wittstein was managing director of administrative technology services and IT oversight for the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Harvard University.

Michael Josephs is now the CIO for American Advisors Group. Previously, Josephs was with Xerox.

Destination Hotels and Lowe Enterprises named Andrew Arthurs as senior vice president and CIO. Most recently, Arthurs was senior director of IT for Vail Resorts.

Jeff Frazee was appointed CIO for FCCI. Most recently, Frazee was the CIO for Alfa Insurance.

The Dow Chemical Company named Paula Tolliver corporate vice president of business services and CIO to the Catalyst Board of Advisors, and North American co-chair of Dow's Women's Innovation Network

If you have CIO job news to share, please get in touch! 'Til next time ...

— Martha

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