IT Careers: CIO Moves at DOJ, Harris Interactive, Kimpton Hotels and Others

By CIOinsight

In this week's installment of CIOs on the Move, we cover executive changes at organizations including the Department of Justice, Harris Interactive, Kimpton Hotel & Restaurant Group, and several state governments, among others. Information for this feature is provided exclusively to CIO Insight by the researchers at DiscoverOrg and covers activity across Fortune-ranked and mid-market companies.

DiscoverOrg provides a constantly updated database of IT org charts and direct contact information on IT executives in Fortune-ranked and Mid-Market companies.

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Executive Moves

Academy Sports & Outdoors

Katy, TX

Michael Hazel is named CIO.

Alfa Insurance

Montgomery, AL

Vicky Smith is promoted to VP Business Intelligence.

Alta Resources

Neenah, WI

Craig Huss is named CIO. He replaces David Coe.

Arthur J. Gallagher

Itasca, IL

Philip Irby is promoted to VP Global Applications from Chief Architect.

Botsford Hospital

Farmington Hills, MI

Brian McPherson is named CIO.

Denbury Resources

Plano, TX

Steve McLaurin is named CIO.

Department of Justice

Washington, DC

Vance Hitch to leave the CIO post in 2011.

Direct Energy

Houston, TX

John Varkey replaces Ted Nolte as  CIO.

Harden Healthcare

Austin, TX

Mark Seale is named VP IT Network Services.

Harris Interactive

New York, NY

Arun Padmanabhan is the Interim Chief Technology Officer, as Enzo Micali, CIO, and Richard Scionti, CTO have left their posts.


Washington, DC

Michael Carleton will leave the CIO post at the end of July, 2011.

Kimpton Hotel & Restaurant Group

San Francisco, CA

Currently seeking a replacement for Kris Singleton, CIO, as she has left the post.

Olathe Health System

Olathe, KS

B. E. Smith is hired to find a replacement for CIO Peggy Donovan. 

Red Robin Gourmet Burgers

Greenwood Village, CO

Evan Eakin is promoted from Director, IT Solutions to VP Information Technology, leading change and innovation for technology.

Southern Company

Atlanta, GA

Becky Blalock, CIO, will retire October 1, 2011.

State of California

Sacramento, CA

Carlos Ramos is named CIO.

State of Connecticut

Hartford, CT

Mark Raymond is named CIO.

State of Connecticut

Hartford, CT

Deputy CIO Richard R. Bailey has retired. There are currently no plans to fill this position.

TD Bank

Portland, ME

Seeking a replacement for  CIO Jeff Henderson, who  will be taking over the Chief Auditor post.

Travelers Companies

St. Paul, MN

Michael Lenart is named VP Enterprise Chief Architect.


San Francisco, CA

John T. Itokazu is named CIO. 

UnitedHealth Group

Minnetonka, MN

Tim G Peterson is promoted from SVP,IT EIM & Business Intelligence to CIO at UnitedHealth Group's OptumHealth Care Solutions

Source: CIO Insight / DiscoverOrg (July 25, 2011)
This article was originally published on 07-25-2011