Plus: New CIOs at Columbia Bancorp, Behringer Harvard, TRX and more!\u00a0Happy New Year Devoted Movers & Shakers readers!\u00a0 I am so sorry I haven\u2019t updated the page since December.\u00a0 I\u2019ve feebly trying to catch up on the post-vacation work onslaught over the past two-and-a-half days. I\u2019m happy to report that I don\u2019t think I missed any announcements about CIOs taking new jobs while I was on vacation last week.\u00a0 But as the new year commences, the newswires are buzzing once again with press releases from companies hiring and promoting IT leaders.\u00a0 With that, I give you the low-down\u2026 Xerox yesterday announced that it named John McDermott (at left) its new CIO.\u00a0 He replaces Patricia Cusick, who retired last year.\u00a0 McDermott, 53, has worked for the Stamford, Conn.-based document company since August 2002.\u00a0 Most recently, he served as Xerox\u2019s vice president of corporate strategy and alliances.\u00a0 His first position with the company was as its head of strategy, responsible for leading strategic management processes and development activities.\u00a0 The fact that McDermott possesses this strategic planning background, I think, underscores the strategic nature of the CIO role at Xerox.\u00a0 For more on McDermott, check out the press release. After just eight months on the job, Stephen Heinmiller was officially promoted on Jan. 1 from VP of IT to SVP of IT at Tuesday Morning Corp., a closeout home furnishings retailer. Heinmiller, 56, succeeds Richard Nance in the top IT spot at the Dallas-based company. Nance retired as CIO at the end of December 2006 after 13 years with the company. Heinmiller reports to Michael Marchetti, Tuesday Morning\u2019s EVP and COO.\u00a0 Prior to joining Tuesday Morning in April 2006, he worked for MBNA as its first vice president of application development.\u00a0 No stranger to retail, Heinmiller previously worked for Foot Locker, Montgomery Ward, Melville, Filene\u2019s and Federated Department Stores. Christine Herb has risen to the CIO ranks.\u00a0 The former director of IT applications for Nationwide Insurance landed a job with Columbia Bancorp as its EVP and CIO (a new position for the Dalles, Ore.-based company.)\u00a0 Her worked for Nationwide for six years. Previously, she was a project manager for Fed Meyer\/Kroger, a planning and quality assurance manager for General Cinema Corp., a systems analyst for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Mass., a programmer for Boston Properties and an operations analyst for John Hancock Mutual Life Insurance.\u00a0 On Jan. 2, Behringer Harvard announced that Kent Barner joined the Dallas-based real estate investment company as its VP and CIO.\u00a0 He most recently served as CIO of Prentice Properties, where he worked for 22 years. Transaction processing provider TRX hired Brian Beard as its new VP of IT. He most recently worked for Recall Corp. as its VP and CIO. At Recall, he introduced key performance metrics for IT and modernized business systems. Earlier in his career, he held IT leadership positions with General Electric and Toyota Motor Sales.