by Meridith Levinson

New CIOs at U.S. Dept. of Transport., The Hartford and Handleman Co.

Apr 14, 20062 mins

First, a couple of announcements from the public sector that came in earlier this week:

The Department of Transportation appointed Dan Mintz as its new CIO, according to Federal Computer Week (FCW). Mintz is currently working for Sun Microsystems. He begins his new job on May 1.

Government Technology reports that North Dakota Governor John Hoeven tapped the Bismark public school system’s technology director as the Flickertail state’s new CIO.  Lisa Feldner starts her new job as North Dakota’s technology chief on May 8th.

In other news…

The Hartford Financial Services Group hired Mark Esposito as CIO and vice president and director of business technology at its individual life division.  He is a member of the senior planning group that helps set the division’s direction.  He joined the Simsbury, Conn.-based company from Phoenix Life where he worked for 20 years. 

Khaled Haram joined Handleman Company as SVP and CIO of the prerecorded music and video game distributor.  He most recently spent four years as CEO of Zalia Cosmetics, a line of make-up geared toward Latin Americans.  Previously, he worked for Estee Lauder for ten years.  Before he left Estee Lauder in 2001, he was its vice president of global information systems.