New US CIO appointments, October 2021

Congratulations to these “movers and shakers” recently hired or promoted into a new chief information officer role.

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Kyndryl is the new, independent public company that will be created following the separation of IBM's Managed Infrastructure Services business. Merchant is among the first 10 Board of Director appointees that the company announced in late September. Merchant is currently senior executive vice president of client service and technology at TIAA. He is the former EVP and Chief Information and Operations Officer at Fannie Mae and the former CIO and CTO at Merrill Lynch. He currently serves on the board of directors for Juniper Networks (JNPR), Convergint Technologies, and Global Cloud Exchange.


Alorica appoints Mike Clifton as its new Chief Information Officer

Diebold Nixdorf Names Teresa Ostapower as Chief Information Officer

Edmund Siy named Chief Information Officer for Hunterdon Healthcare

Christie Nader is the Global CIO at Jet Aviation

Varun Gadhok is the CIO for Surgery Partners

Larry Browder is promoted to Chief Information Officer at Elevate

Pharmapacks welcomes Ash Mehra as CIO

Huntington Ingalls Industries names Chris Soong CIO for its Technical Solutions Division

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont Announces David Yoo as New CIO

Pelican Products announces Shree Khare as Chief Information Officer

ServiceNow Appoints Former Deloitte CIO Larry Quinlan to Its Board of Directors

Dine Brands Global appoints Martha Poulter to the Board of Directors


John Tonnison is US Foods’ new Chief Information and Digital Officer

Ervan Rodgers appointed SVP and CIO, Designer Brands

Verizon names Jane Connell SVP & CIO, Corporate Systems Group

Jackson Healthcare Appoints Bob Toupin as Chief Information Officer

Jeff Gautney to join Rush University System for Health as VP & CIO

One Inc. appoints Elizabeth Hoemeke as Chief Information Officer

Rebecca McHale named CIO at Peraton

Renown Health welcomes Chuck Podesta as Chief Information Technology Officer

Steve LeMoine appointed Chief Information Officer of Welch’s

Anchor Packaging hires Subbu Subramanian as CIO

SAIC names Dana Deasy to strategic advisory board

LL Flooring appoints Ashish Parmar to its board of directors


Pragati Mathur joins ConocoPhillips as Chief Digital and Information Officer

Naveen Krishna Joins Genuine Parts as EVP, Chief Information & Digital Officer

Southeastern Grocers taps Todd Renaud as SVP & CIO

Stewart Douglas Promoted to VP and CIO of AMETEK

Deanna Steele named CIO of Advantage Solutions

Majestic Steel hires Jeff Suellentrop as Chief Information Technology Officer

Dhritiman Saha is named EVP & CIO of The Container Store

Ivan Winfield Joins Ferrellgas as Chief Information Officer

AssuredPartners announces Sankha Ghosh as its new CIO

Ian Hyatt is named Chief Information Officer of Purdue University

ForgeRock appoints David Burden as Chief Information Officer

Keith Golden is named CIO of Volt

ScanSource Appoints Rachel Hayden as Chief Information Officer

Jason Sutton promoted to CIO at Newport News Shipbuilding

Generali Global Assistance appoints Michael Gussow U.S. Chief Information Officer

Fiserv welcomes Wafaa Mamilli to its Board of Directors

Ray Pawlicki Joins PrecisionLife as Executive Chair to the Board of Directors


Subway Appoints Donagh Herlihy Global Chief Digital and Information Officer

Johnson Controls appoints Vijay Sankaran to new CTO role

Newmark Names Sridhar Potineni as Chief Information Officer

IBM spinoff Kyndryl names Michael Bradshaw CIO

Laura Kohl is named CIO at Morningstar

Chetna Mahajan joins ZoomInfo as Chief Information Officer

Michael Rinehart named CIO of Dechert LLP

JPMorgan Chase names two new CIOs for tech units: James Reid and Melissa Goldman

Edwina Payne Joins Varsity Brands as Chief Information Officer

Scholastic promotes Raghushri Sankaran as CIO

DocuSign appoints Shanthi Iyer as its new CIO

Aravind Venkateswaran named Chief Information Officer of CIBT

Cross Country Healthcare Appoints Phillip Noe as Chief Information Officer

GS Jha named CIO for Accuray

Harish Gally has joined Composites One as Chief Information and Digital Officer 

Gregory Morrison elected to the Rollins board of directors

Atlas Air Worldwide elects Carol Zierhoffer to its board of directors


Diane Comer named Kaiser Permanente’s Chief Information and Technology Officer

Premier Bank welcomes Varun Chandhok as Chief Information Officer

Diogo Rau to join Eli Lilly as SVP and Chief Information and Digital Officer

The Hanover Insurance Group appoints Willard T. Lee Chief Information Officer

Vision Solar hires Greg Young as CIO

Tivity Health hires Sarah Richardson as Chief Information Officer

XPO Logistics announces Sandeep Sakharkar as Chief Information Officer for GXO Logistics spinOff

CNH Industrial appoints Marc Kermisch as Chief Information Officer

TESSCO Technologies announces Jesse Hillman as Chief Information Officer

Extreme Networks names John Abel Chief Information Officer

Stateless names Catherine Allshouse to its Board of Directors


Biden administration names Clare Martorana as federal government CIO

Macy’s appoints Laura Miller to Chief Information Officer position

New York Life appoints Bill Cassidy Chief Information Officer

Asurion Hires Casey Santos as Chief Information Officer

Entergy Corporation Names Michael Rhymes as Chief Information Officer

Red Robin Gourmet Burgers Appoints Darla Morse EVP and CIO

Earl Newsome joins Cummins as Chief Information Officer

J.Crew Group appoints Danielle Schmelkin as Chief Information Officer

Columbia Sportswear appoints Skip Potter Chief Digital Information Officer

Capri Holdings announces Alejandro Martinez-Galindo as Chief Information Officer

CommScope Promotes Praveen Jonnala to CIO

Ron Fuschillo is the new CIO at Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare

Javier Polit named to Forward Air’s board of directors

Verizon CIO Shankar Arumugavelu joins Seagate’s board of directors

Randy Krotowski appointed to Western Forest Products’ board


IBM announces Kathryn Guarini as CIO

Marta Zarraga Joins Capital Group as Chief Information Officer

Ryan Olivier promoted to VP and CIO at Meritor

Echo Global Logistics announces Brian Parchem as Chief Information Officer

Brown & Brown promotes Gray Nester to CIO position

Wynn Resorts promotes Jason Stump to SVP & CIO, North America

Navient promotes Mike Maier to Chief Information Officer post

Gunjan Goel named chief information officer of ST Engineering North America

MaineHealth appoints Daniel J. Nigrin, MD, to CIO post

North Memorial Health names Bradford Newton CIO

Humana elects Marcy S. Klevorn to board of directors

SymphonyRM appoints veteran healthcare CIO Marc Probst to its board of directors


Bruce Hoffmeister joins Cracker Barrel as CIO

Keith Jones appointed as the U.S. Department of State’s Chief Information Officer

Tom Peck Joins Sysco as Chief Information and Digital Officer

Nordson appoints Ishmael Cooper to CIO position

PPG Appoints Bhaskar Ramachandran, Vice President and Chief Information Officer

Mark Chequer is the new CIO at GeoVera Holdings

Rafael Sanchez joins Six Flags as Chief Information Officer

Stan Waddell promoted to CIO at Carnegie Mellon University

JetBlue Appoints Monte Ford to Board of Directors


Foot Locker Appoints Himanshu Parikh as SVP & CIO

Hillrom has welcomed Sven Krause as Chief Information Officer

Air Products Appoints Brian Galovich SVP & CIO

Akash Khurana named EVP, Chief Information and Digital Officer at WESCO International

Sridhar Nallani is the EVP & CIO at Backcountry

Citizens Financial Group Appoints CIO of The Clearing House, Lee Alexander, to its Board of Directors

Levi Strauss & Co. Appoints Elliott Rodgers to the Board of Directors

Eaton names Katrina R. Redmond Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer


New CIO appointments, 2020


Harsh Uchariya joins ClubCorp as CIO

MetLife Names Pawan Verma Chief Information Officer

Virgin Galactic Appoints Alistair Burns as Chief Information Officer

Syneos Health Names Larry Pickett Chief Information & Digital Officer

Teradata announces Erica Hausheer as Chief Information Officer

CDK Global Names Kirsten Garen Chief Information Officer

Kenneth E. Coleman is the new VP & CIO of CenterPoint Energy

Stephen de Campos Named CIO Of Hunt Consolidated

Creighton Warren has joined TreeHouse Foods as VP & CIO

Sally Beauty Holdings promotes Mary Beth Edwards to SVP, Chief Information Officer and Chief Transformation Officer

The AZEK Company appoints Fumbi Chima, CIO of BECU, to its board of directors

Edwina Payne elected to Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta Board of Directors


Tech Data names Bonnie Smith as chief information officer

Union Pacific names Rahul Jalali as CIO

Whirlpool Corporation names Danielle Brown SVP and CIO

Mark Hill appointed chief digital information officer at CSL Behring

The Wendy’s Company appoints Kevin Vasconi as CIO

Brunswick Corporation promotes Michael Adams to vice president, CIO

Casey Decker joins Hy-Vee as chief information officer

CF Industries names Julie Scheck Freigang as VP & chief information officer

Marsh & McLennan Companies appoints Paul Beswick SVP & CIO

Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island promotes Dave Comella to vice president and chief information officer

Archrock names Mark Lennon as CIO and vice president of IT

Seibels appoints Rao Tadepalli chief information officer

Charles River Labs appoints George Llado, CIO of Alexion, to board of directors

Marvin welcomes Rick Johnson, CIO of Sonoco, to its board of directors


Harrison Lewis appointed Senior Vice President, CIO with Grocery Outlet

HP names Ron Guerrier as Global Chief Information Officer

Cigna names Noelle Eder as Global CIO

Bridgestone Americas appoints Taren Rodabaugh as CIO

Pacific Gas & Electric names Ajay Waghray as Senior Vice President and CIO

Walt Disney Company hires Diane Jurgens as CIO

Zylo appoints Adobe CIO Cynthia Stoddard to its Board of Directors

Sempra Energy promotes Ben Gordon to Senior Vice President, CIO and Chief Digital Officer

Goodwill Industries International appoints Dru Rai as CIO

Nuvance Health appoints Geoff Hook as CIO

Shiseido Americas names Shannon Britton as CIO

Black & Veatch appoints Irvin Bishop Jr. as CIO

Entercom Communications appoints Sarah Foss as CIO


Johnson Controls names Diane Schwarz as CIO

Zeeshan Sheikh appointed Senior Vice President, Chief Information and Digital Officer for PSEG

Scripps Health promotes Shane Thielman to corporate Senior Vice President and CIO

Ryan Hummel promoted to CIO at Planet Group

Ortho Clinical Diagnostics names Ariane Schiereck as Global CIO

Generac Power Systems names Tim Dickson as CIO


Hy Cite Enterprises names Phil Smart as CIO

Tom Farrah joins Vistra as Senior Vice President and CIO

OneAmerica names Jose Martinez as Senior Vice President and CIO

Alphia names Robert Long as CTO/CIO

Magellan Midstream Partners names Bhupesh Arora as Vice President, CIO

Orgill names Marc Hamer as Executive Vice President, Chief Digital and Information Officer

Fifth Third Bank names Linda Clement-Holmes to Board of Directors


Adrian Butler appointed CIO for Casey’s General Stores

Glenn Remoreras named CIO for Mark Anthony Group

Catalent Pharma names Charles Lickfold as Senior Vice President and CIO

Deanna Johnston joins Ansell as Senior Vice President and CIO

Werner Enterprises names Daragh Mahon as Executive Vice President and CIO 

Mount Sinai Health System promotes Kristin Myers to Executive Vice President, CIO and Dean for IT

AFS Logistics names Nathan Johnson as CIO

Shawn Harrs appointed CIO for Ygrene Energy Fund

Federal Reserve Bank of Boston announces Matthew Postulka as Senior Vice President, Technology & Operations, CIO

YMCA of USA appoints Siva Balu as CIO

Mark Rohrwasser hired as CIO with Silicon Valley Bank

Faisal Azam named Chief Information and Technology Officer for ETHIC Wealth Bank

Arthur Hubbs appointed Corporate Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer with Charles River Labs

Sharon Mandell appointed Senior Vice President and CIO for Juniper Networks

Cornerstone Building Brands announces Ram Manukonda as CIO


Rhonda Vetere named executive vice president and CIO for Herbalife

Bayer names Bijoy Sagar as chief information technology & digital transformation officer

Edward Aractingi named CIO for William & Mary

TravelCenters of America appoints Sandy Rapp as CIO and senior vice president of IT

Kris Rao named Chief information and digital officer with HNI Corporation

Maryjo Zaborowski appointed senior vice president & CIO with Parexel

American Electric Power names Therace Risch as Senior Vice President and CIO

Ashish Parmar named as CIO for Tapestry

Steve Palmucci joins Covetrus as Global CIO

Vikram Nair named senior vice president, CIO at Amneal Pharmaceuticals


Kathleen Kay named CIO for Principal Financial Group

Holly Walters promoted to CIO and Group Vice President with Toyota Motor North America

Alan Nazhat announced as CTO with Enthusiast Auto Holdings

Akshay Shrivastava appointed CIO for TOCA Football

Claire’s Stores appoints Marc Saffer as Executive Vice President and CIO

Pat Browning named CIO for E.W. Scripps


Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment names Mark Rosa to Senior Vice President and CIO

Aspen Technology appoints Adriana Karaboutis to Board

Victor Fetter named CIO with Fortive

Manan Mohale appointed CIO for Pendrick Capital Partners

Javier Polit named CIO for Mondelez International

Douglas Benalan named CIO for Cure Insurance/NJ Pure/Silver Rock Risk Solutions

Sebastien Lehnherr named CIO for Schlumberger

CUBE 3 architects appoints Tony Fiorillo as CIO

Sharon Hart appointed Executive Vice President and CIO with Acosta

International Hotel Group names Daniel Blanchard as CTO

Renee Zaugg appointed CIO at Otis Elevator


Manoj Kumbhat promoted to Global CIO for Kimberly-Clark Corporation

Mark Chaffin named CIO for Flowers Foods

Yael Cosset appointed to Board of Directors for Kohl’s

Gary Desai appointed CIO at Discount Tire

Rick Hariman appointed executive vice president, CIO with City National Bank

Scott Richert promoted to CIO at Mercy Health

Richard Cox Jr. named to board of directors for Genuine Parts Company

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