by Meridith Levinson

JP Morgan Chase CIO To Retire Next Month

Sep 06, 20062 mins

Austin Adams announced last week that he will retire from JP Morgan Chase & Co. in October.  The 62-year-old CIO has worked for JP Morgan since 2001, when joined the company upon its merger with Bank One Corp. At the time of the merger, Adams was Bank One’s CIO.  During his 34-year career in financial services, Adams has worked on more than 90 bank mergers. 

CIO contributor Patricia Wallington resigned from her post on the board of directors of Comerica last Thursday.  No reason was given for her departure.  Before launching her own consulting firm, CIO Associates, of which she is president, Wallington was CIO of Xerox.

Federal Computer Week reported earlier this week that health problems have forced Scott Hastings to step down from his post as CIO of the Department of Homeland Security’s U.S. Visitor and Immigrant Status Indicator Technology (US-Visit) program.  The article suggests that the stress of Hastings’ high-pressure job may have taken a physical toll on him.  

Security software provider Sentillion hired Margaret Thomas as its new vice president of services. Thomas most recently served as CIO of Newton-Wellesley Hospital in Massachusetts.  Her 16 years of healthcare informatics experience will come in handy at Sentillion, whose flagship product is designed to help hospitals comply with HIPAA regulations.  Thomas is no stranger to Sentillion.  While working for Newton-Wellesely, she deployed the Andover, Mass.-based company’s single sign-on and context management solutions.