Succeeding an award-winning, long-tenured CIO is a double edged sword.\u00a0 Chances are good that the successor will inherit well run operations and a strong team, and get right to the innovation and high value work.\u00a0\u00a0 But at the same time, it can be tough for the successor of a beloved CIO to chart his or her own path.\nSuch are the challenges confronting two new CIOs, hired as a result of two major CIO retirements, announced this month.\u00a0\n\nProcter & Gamble\u2019s CIO, FilippoPasserini, will retire in June 2015 after more than 30 years of service. \u00a0Replaceing Passerini as CIO is Linda Clement-Holmes, who previously acted as P&G\u2019s global Information & Decision Solutions Officer.\nLast week, Ford Motor Company announced big changes to its C-suite, including the retirement of the company\u2019s CIO, Nick Smither who was with the company for 34 years.\u00a0 Succeeding Smither will be Marcy Klevorn, previously Ford\u2019s Europe CIO. She will report to CEO Mark Fields.\nCHS Inc., a farmer-owned cooperative and a global energy, grains and foods business, named veteran enterprise IT strategist David Black the company's CIO in October. Black joins CHS from Monsanto where most recently was VP, IT, responsible for its global business operations.\nAccording to Cathy Hotka\u2019s \u201cThe Insider\u201d newsletter, David Sondergeld has been promoted to VP of IT and CIO at Gymboree. Previously, he was the company\u2019s VP of Applications, and before that, Senior Director of Product Management for Walmart Global eCommerce.\nDelhaize America announced today that Michael Laurenti will join Delhaize America as CIO and a member of the Delhaize America Leadership Team on Nov. 17, 2014. Laurenti previously served as CIO for Belk Department Stores. He succeeds\u00a0Deb Dixson\u00a0who announced her retirement from Delhaize America earlier this year.\u00a0\nDocuSign, Inc. announced that Eric Johnson, former SVP and CIO at Informatica, has joined the company. Johnson will serve as DocuSign's CIO and member of the company's executive leadership team, reporting to COO Gordon Payne\nCubic Corporation announced the appointment of Jan Marshall as VP and CIO responsible for delivering a broad range of IT initiatives. Marshall comes to Cubic with nearly 40 years of experience .Most recently, Marshall founded jlm Coaching and Consulting, an executive coaching and consultancy firm focused on transformational leadership and guidance of IT organizations. Before that, she served as CIO at Southwest Airlines from 2006 to 2012.