by Meridith Levinson

Former CIOs of Gillette and Target Assume New Roles

May 08, 20061 min

Kathy Lane, who was merged out of her job as CIO of Gillette after Procter & Gamble acquired the Boston-based personal care company, has surfaced on Movers & Shakers’ radar.  On April 1, Lane joined National Grid as the international energy delivery company’s first CIO.  The professionally well-groomed CIO reports to National Grid’s Group Deputy Chief Executive, Steve Holliday, and works in National Grid’s office in Westborough, Mass.  Lane, 48, served as Gillette’s SVP and CIO from 2002 to 2005.  Prior to Gillette, she worked for GE in several management positions, including as the general manager of e-business and IT for its oil and gas business in Italy and as SVP and CIO of GE’s vendor financial services group.  Before GE, Lane worked for that other incubator of great CIOs, PepsiCo, as Pepsi Cola International’s director of technology services.  Ironically, she began her career in IT with Procter & Gamble.

CarMax appointed a former CIO of Target to its board of directors.  Vivian Stephenson joined the board of the Ricmond, Va.-based used car company on April 28.  Stephenson currently serves as COO of Williams-Sonoma.  She served as Target’s EVP and CIO from 1995 to 2000.