Plus: Carmichael Promoted to COO at Fifth Third Bancorp; Urwiler Hired at Vail Resorts; and more CIO Announcements Moving company Sirva appointed Joe Smialowski (pictured at left) to its board of directors on Wednesday.\u00a0 Smialowski currently serves as executive vice president of operations and technology at Freddie Mac http:\/\/www.freddiemac.com\/, a position he\u2019s held since December 2004.\u00a0 Prior to joining the mortgage company, he was executive vice president at Fleet Boston Financial for six years.\u00a0 Smialowski also previously served as Sears\u2019 CIO. Greg Carmichael was promoted to chief operating officer at Fifth Third Bancorp. Carmichael, 44, most recently served as the Cincinatti-based financial services company\u2019s EVP of information technology and operations since 2004. During that time, he spearheaded the restructuring of the customer service center, the upgrading of the bank\u2019s technology, the launch of a Six Sigma initiative and the creation of the bank\u2019s strategic sourcing operation. As COO and EVP, Carmichael will continue to oversee the technological functions supporting all back office activities across Fifth Third\u2019s business lines.\u00a0 Carmichael\u2019s boss and bank president Kevin Kabat had many very complimentary things to say about his new COO in the press release announcing Carmichael\u2019s promotion, includingGreg's promotion to COO is in recognition of the skills and contributions he has brought to Fifth Third and the expectation that his leadership will continue to drive growth of the company. In addition, George [Schaefer, the CEO] and I are looking forward to working even more closely with Greg, who brings energy, enthusiasm and passion to Fifth Third each day. Robert Urwiler (pictured at right) has successfully moved from the high-tech industry to the hospitality industry.\u00a0 The former SVP and CIO of Macromedia and Peregrine Systems recently accepted a job with Broomfield, Colo.-based Vail Resorts as its new SVP and CIO.\u00a0 Urwiler, 43, will begin his new job on August 21.\u00a0 Check out this story which appeared in the February 1, 2004 issue of CIO for Urwiler\u2019s take on serving as a customer reference for vendors.\u00a0 In May, I reported on Supervalu\u2019s acquisition of Albertson\u2019s and the executive who\u2019d be put in charge of IT once the acquisition was complete (Supervalu\u2019s EVP and CIO Pamela Knous.)\u00a0 Yesterday, Supervalu issued a press release announcing that it had hired a new SVP and CIO: one Paul Singer, who hails from Target.\u00a0 Knous has since been made Supervalu\u2019s EVP and CFO.\u00a0 Singer, who served as Target\u2019s CIO from 2000 to 2005, reports to her.\u00a0 Last but not least, Adriaan Bouten e-mailed me yesterday to let me know that he joined the McGraw-Hill Companies \u00a0as SVP and CIO for its Information & Media segment, which publishes BusinessWeek and runs J.D. Power and Associates, in May.\u00a0 Bouten reports to segment president Glenn Goldberg. Previously, he led the transformation of USATODAY.com and implemented common platforms and solutions while working for Gannet. Prior to USATODAY, Bouten held senior information technology positions with Hanley-Wood, The Times Publishing Company and Bon Secours Health System Inc. He began his professional career with Ernst & Young\/Cap Gemini.