by Meridith Levinson

New CIOs at Arrowhead General Insurance, Quark and more

Jan 31, 20072 mins

After searching externally for a new CIO, the University of Texas at Dallas settled on an internal candidate who’s also an alum for the position. James B. Gary, the university’s assistant vice president for information resources, was named to the top technology post today. Gary has worked for UT Dallas since 1998, when he joined the organization as a Unix systems admin. Prior to joining UT Dallas, he was a physicist in John Hopkins University’s Applied Physics Lab, taught astronomy at Richland Community College in Richardson, Texas, and practiced chemistry at Scientech in Carrollton, Texas.

Arrowhead General Insurance Agency announced yesterday that it promoted its SVP of information systems, Stephen Boyd, to CIO. Boyd has worked for the San Diego, Calif.-based company since 1995 in a variety of functions, including underwriting, marketing and technology.

Jim Haggarty joined design software company Quark as its new CIO. He reports to Ray Schiavone, president and CEO of the Denver-based company. Haggarty previously worked for Arbortext (now owned by Parametric Technology Corp.) as its vice president of IT, for Domtar Gypsum as its CIO, and for Domtar Inc. as a director of systems development. The 30-year IT veteran began his career with Bayer in Montreal.

The Crider Center for Mental Health in Wentzville, Mo. promoted Mark Snowden to CIO. Snowden has worked for the company for nine years, most recently as its director of management information systems.