by Meridith Levinson

New CIOs at Harvard Business School, Modine Manufacturing and more

Oct 17, 20061 min

Yesterday I reported on the new CIOs at two universities.  I’ve got another higher-ed announcement to add to the list:

Stephen Laster left his job as the director of curriculum innovation at Babson College in Wellesley, Mass. and joined Harvard Business School as its CIO. 

From academia, we go to the private sector…

Family Dollar Stores hired Michael Laurenti as its vice president of information technology.  He reports to SVP and CIO Josh Jewett.  Laurenti comes to the Matthews, N.C.-based discount retailer from Linens ‘N Things, where he served as VP of business and technology services. 

Yomi Famurewa joined Modine Manufacturing Co. as its CIO.  He reports to the developer of heat transfer products company’s EVP and CFO, Bradley Richardson. Famurewa most recently helped CIOs at Fortune 500 companies with IT strategy and alignment as CIO of service provider Keego Technologies.  Prior to Keego, he was vice president of supply chain and design at Arvin Meritor.

The U.S. Department of Treasury’s Thrift Supervision Office tapped Wayne Leiss as its new CIO.  Leiss most recently worked for the Commodity Futures Trading Commission.  He’s worked there since 2005.