by Meridith Levinson

CIO Announcements from The Bank of New York, Unique Pizza and Subs, and More

Jun 13, 20062 mins

I have many CIO announcements to post from last week, while I was on vacation.  In an effort to catch everyone up—and quickly—my blurbs about each one are going to be short, with links to stories and press releases where you can get more information on the individuals listed.

Lee Holcomb is retiring from his post as CTO of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security on June 30, according to an article in Government Computer News.

The Bank of New York appointed its CIO, Kurt Woetzel, to lead the company’s newly created Office of Innovation. Woetzel was also named senior executive vice president.

Unique Pizza and Subs named Billy Blackwell its chief intelligence officer. With responsibility for implementing systems for the company, Blackwell is effectively its chief information officer.

GENCO hired the former CIO of Hub Group as its senior vice president of parcel solutions.  Daniel Sellers joined the Pittsburgh, Penn.-based supply chain company on June 6.

The City of Boston, Mass. recruited the former CIO of Starwood Hotels and Resorts as its CIO, according to the Boston Business Journal. Bill Oates stepped into the position which had been vacant for two years.

Kenneth Taylor joined Mavent, a provider of software that helps financial services companies comply with federal lending and other regulations, as its new CTO. Taylor previously served as CIO of Argent Mortgage Company.

The St. Louis Business Journal reported on June 5 that HBE Corp. hired Scott Berlinger as its new CIO.

The Triangle Business Journal of Raleigh/Durham, N.C. reported that Wake Radiology named Ron Mitchell its new CIO.

Samuel Gilchrist joined the Harry Fox Agency as the music licensing company’s CIO, reporting to the CEO, Gary Churgin.

A final note: If you’re looking for a new CIO gig, higher ed is calling.  The Exponent, Purdue University’s student newspaper, reports that demand for CIOs is high among the Big Ten universities.  Purdue is one of the universities on the lookout for a new CIO.  It’s current CIO, James Bottom, is leaving Purdue in July to take the CIO post at Clemson University in South Carolina.