by Meridith Levinson

Harleysville Insurance Augments IT Leadership Team

Dec 15, 20061 min

Harleysville Insurance CIO Akhil Tripathi hired two new vice presidents: Jonathan Griggs and Brahm Sharma joined the Harlesville, Penn.-based company from BearingPoint. Tripathi named Griggs VP of insurance management systems and appointed Sharma vice president of resource management. For more information on Griggs’ and Sharma’s backgrounds, see the press release.

Certain Software promoted Jonathan Dodson to CIO and hired Michael Winner as its new CTO, reporting to Dodson. Dodson is responsible for the online registration software provider’s IT strategy and infrastructure while Winner leads the company’s software development and quality assurance processes.  Dodson has worked for Certain Software for five years.  Winner most recently led George P. Johnson’s worldwide technology team. 

Ron Chandler left Irwin Financial Corp. earlier this year after his position as CIO of Irwin Union Bank was eliminated. Chandler says he had been considered for the corporate CIO post at Irwin Financial but removed his name from consideration after finding that the corporate CIO job would require more travel than the Indianapolis to San Francisco jaunts he was making every other week.  Irwin Financial hired Jim Burke as its corporate CIO last spring.