by Martha Heller

New CIO appointments, summer 2016 edition

Jun 28, 2016
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JPMorgan Chase, United Technologies, and Eli Lilly are a few of the large firms with new CIOs at the start of the summer season.

As we get ready to close out the first half of 2016, we’ve seen no slowdown in new CIO appointments and promotions. We also continue to see more women in these top roles. Congratulations to all!

Corporate and investment bank JPMorgan Chase promoted Lori Beer to the role of CIO. Beer was previously the company’s managing director of global technology.

United Technologies named Vince Campisi as its new senior vice president of digital and CIO. Campisi was previously COO with GE Digital Predix Products & Technology.

Eli Lilly promoted Aarti Shah to the role of CIO. Shah was most recently global brand development leader of immunology for Lilly’s biomedicines business unit.

Relle Howard has joined Trinity Industries as vice president and CIO. Howard previously served as vice president of IT at Flowserve.

Edward Wong recently joined Smart & Final as senior vice president and CIO of supply chain. Wong previously served as a smarter commerce leader at IBM.

Temple University named Cindy Leavitt its vice president for computer services and CIO. Leavitt joins Temple from the University of Michigan, where she held senior IS positions for the past 14 years.

Lincoln Electric promoted Michele Kuhrt from senior vice president of tax, to executive vice president and CIO.

Tristan Boutros is now COO of product, technology and design for The New York Times. He was previously with Warner Music Group, where he served as senior vice president of technology and business process.

Premier promoted Leigh Anderson to senior vice president and CIO. Anderson was previously COO ITS for the company.

Ken Barnes joined Omni Hotels and Resorts as CIO. Barnes was most recently senior vice president of global client relations with GuestTek Interactive Entertainment.

Stoneridge promoted Theresa Mitchell from director of ERP and business systems to CIO.

Valley National Bancorp named Bob Bardusch its new executive vice president and CIO. Bardusch was the executive vice president, CIO, and head of technology operations with MVB Bank for the previous two years.

Seattle University named Chris Van Liew as vice president and CIO. Van Liew was previously CIO for Weyerhaeuser.

Jennifer Hartsock was appointed global CIO for GE Oil & Gas. Previously, Hartsock was CIO at Cameron.

Aaron Miri was named CIO and vice president of government relations with Imprivata. Miri was most recently CIO of Walnut Hill Medical Center.

Carlos Escobar was appointed vice president and CIO of Adventist IT’s central Florida region. Previously, Escobar was vice president of business systems and IT shared services at Florida Hospital.

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

— Martha