Starwood Hotels hired a former JetBlue executive as its new CIO.\u00a0 Todd Thompson joined the White Plains, NY-based hospitality company yesterday.\u00a0 Thompson reports to Vasant Prabhu, Starwood\u2019s executive vice president and CFO, and is a member of the company\u2019s senior leadership team. \u00a0Thompson left JetBlue over the summer, having joined the company in 2003. Also yesterday, JetBlue announced it named its CTO, Charles \u201cDuffy\u201d Mees, VP and CIO. \u00a0The low-cost airline hired Mees in August 2006 to design and implement specific technology projects intended to make the company more efficient.\u00a0 In his new role, Mees is responsible for all IT projects and operations.\u00a0 Mees reports to JetBlue founder and CEO, David Neeleman.\u00a0 Notably, Thompson did not report to the CEO when he worked for JetBlue: He reported to the CFO, John Owen. Last May, Owen was put in charge of IT\u2014over Thompson\u2014as the company\u2019s EVP of supply chain and information technology. Thompson left Jetblue sometime after Owen was named EVP of supply chain and IT. I can\u2019t help but wonder if JetBlue realizes it made a mistake with the Owen-Thompson reporting structure and is trying to correct it by having Mees report to Neeleman. Anyone want to hazard a guess?