by Meridith Levinson

Promotions at BCBS of S.C. and Ball Corp.

Apr 26, 20072 mins

Plus: Former CIOs at the Depository Trust & Clearing Corp. move up the corporate ladder.

Donald Donahue will become chairman and CEO of the Depository Trust & Clearing Corp. (DTCC) in August 2007. Donahue, who was appointed CEO last year, has worked his way up the corporate ladder at DTCC. During his 20-year tenure with the company, Donahue held key IT management positions: he served as CIO from 1997 to 2000 and was responsible for application development as the head of the company’s customer marketing and development division.

William Aimetti, another previous DTCC CIO who was named the NYC-based financial services company’s COO last year, was appointed president. Aimetti served as the DTCC’s CIO from April 2003 to May 2006. Prior to joining the DTCC in 2000, he worked for Nomura Holdings America as its executive managing director of operations, technology and corporate services. Previously, Aimetti was responsible for all of Citibank’s North American Global Finance division’s operations and technology.

BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina  promoted its SVP and CIO, Stephen Wiggins, to EVP. Wiggins oversees a 1600 person IT department. A graduate (with honors) of Clemson University, wiggins served on the S.C. Governor’s Commission on Management, Accountability and Performance (MAP).

Jelly jar manufacturer Ball Corp. made its VP of IT, Leroy Williams, an officer of the company. Williams had served as vice president of information systems for Ball Packaging Products, Americas since he joined the company in 2005. Previously, he held several senior positions in Colorado state government, including secretary of technology and chief information officer.

Len Couture left his post as CIO of Enterasys Networks to join IT consultancy Bluewolf as its CIO. Bluewolf specializes in on-demand and enterprise software consulting. Couture is charged with supporting the growth of Bluewolf’s on-demand software development consulting practice. The press release announcing Couture’s hire at Bluewolf notes that he was an early adopter of on-demand applications at Enterasys and is regarded as a “thought expert” in the on-demand, software-as-a-service world. Prior to Enterasys, Couture was CIO of the U.S. Department of Veteran’s Affairs.  He currently also serves as an advisor to Veracode, a provider of on-demand application security solutions.