by Meridith Levinson

CIOs of FedEx, Shell and Harvard Medical Join Boards

Jul 19, 20072 mins

FedEx CIO Rob Carter was elected to First Horizon National’s board of directors. Jerry Baker, CEO of the Memphis, Tenn.-based financial services company, said in a statement that Carter would help the board evaluate technology investments. 

Juniper Networks appointed the former EVP and CIO of Royal Dutch Shell to its board of directors. Mike Rose, 54, retired in November 2005 after four years with the oil company. Prior to Shell, Rose worked for HP for many years, having joined the company’s instruments business in 1978. During his tenure with HP, he was an area business manager and held many controller-type positions. He was named VP and CIO in 1997.  In addition to Juniper, Rose serves on Brocade Communications’ board of directors. In February, Juniper Networks’ CIO Alan Boehme was hit by a drunk driver on his way home from work. Happily, he has returned to work, and he graciously and candidly shares his experience in this CIO story.

My favorite CIO operating systems tester John Halamka joined VeriChip’s medical advisory board as an unpaid member. The Harvard Medical School and Beth Israel Deaconness Medical Center CIO will weigh in on privacy, security, strategy and standards issues. VeriChip provides RFID systems to the healthcare industry, and Halamka is a recipient of one of the company’s chips.