by Meridith Levinson

CIO Announcements from Fiserv ISS, Beacon Roofing Supply and More

Jul 18, 20062 mins

Plus: Former Kellogg CIO Appointed to SmartOps Board

Art Gonzalez took over for Todd Grams as acting CIO of the IRS on July 7, according to an article in Federal Computer Week (FCW).

On Sunday, the Austin American-Statesman published a profile of Dell CIO Susan Sheskey that’s worth reading if you have the time and if you feel like filling out the free registration form to access the story.  

Purdue University’s student newspaper The Exponent has a story with the reason its CIO is leaving to take a job with Clemson University

Helen Cousins left her post as Dex Media’s SVP and CIO and joined Fiserv Investment Support Services (Fiserv ISS) as its EVP and CIO.  Cousins, 52, oversees IT and strategic planning for her new employer. While at Dex, Cousins led a major infrastructure upgrade that earned her company a CIO 100 award in 2005.  Prior to joining Dex in November 2003, Cousins was SVP and CIO of corporate technology at Cendant where she orchestrated a $1.5 billion outsourcing agreement with IBM.

Beacon Roofing Supply hired Christopher Nelson as its first CIO.  Nelson most recently served as textile manufacturer Dan River’s vice president of IS and supply chain.  Prior to joining Dan River in 1996, he was a management consultant with Price Waterhouse for four years. 

Martin Tyson brings 30-years of IT experience in the pharmaceutical industry to his new role as VP of IS and Technology at AAIPharma. 

Smart Ops elected the former CIO of Kellogg Company to its board of directors.  Ray Shei served as Kellogg’s CIO from 2002 until his retirement in 2005.  In 2003, he was named a senior vice president at the cereal maker.  Prior to Kellogg, Shei worked for Keebler, having joined the cookie company in 1988 as senior manager of logistics and distribution technology systems.  In 1996, he was named CIO of Keebler.