There were many CIOs who made a move in their career in October 2023. Today, we will focus on 10 CIOs that accepted new positions.
New York State Announces Dru Rai as New CIO
Gov. Kathy Hochul recently announced the appointment of Dru Rai as New York State Chief Information Officer and Director of the New York State Office of Information Technology Services. Rai will lead the state’s ongoing digital transformation and will work with state agencies to create more seamless digital interactions with state government.
Former Fannie Mae CIO Joins T. Rowe Price as CTO
Ramon Richards joined T.Rowe Price as the company’s new chief technology officer. In that role, he leads technology business solutions, technology services and enterprise architecture functions.
Aspida Names Alex Seidita as New CIO
Aspida, a provider of retirement and reinsurance solutions, has named Alex Seidita as its new Chief Information Officer (CIO), taking over from Joe Lurie, who has served as the firm’s CIO since its inception and is to retire at the end of 2023.
Munson Healthcare Appoints New CIO
Munson Healthcare president and CEO Ed Ness recently announced the appointment of Michael Saad as chief information officer for the health system. Saad joins the health system from the University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville, Tennessee, where he served as senior vice president and chief information officer.
Revenue Group Hires Chris Taylor as New CIO
Revenue Group welcomes Chris Taylor as its new Chief Information Officer. Chris spent the last eighteen years as the Director of Operations and Technology followed by the Controller and CIO at National Enterprise Systems. Starting in IT, he progressed to become a dual professional in Financial Services and Information Technology, taking a special interest in debt collections.
rue21 Names Scott Saeger as CIO
Scott joins rue21 from GNC, with previous roles at 1-800-Flowers, Hawlett-Packard, and ExxonMobil.
Denny’s Hires New Chief Digital and Technology Officer
Denny’s has hired Pankaj Patra to the newly created position of chief digital and technology officer. Patra will join the 1,591-unit diner chain from Chili’s parent Brinker International, where he worked for about 15 years, most recently as SVP and CIO.
HHS IG Names Maria Persaud-Thompson as New CIO
Maria Persaud-Thompson is starting a new job as chief information officer at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of the Inspector General (OIG).
Modere Appoints Guy Their as New CIO
Modere has tapped Guy Thier as its new chief information officer, effective Oct. 30. Thier will be responsible for enhancing Modere’s e-commerce and digital transaction platforms. The direct-to-consumer brand offers a range of wellness products, including household cleaning items, skincare, and hair care products.
General Dynamics, Bath Iron Works Names Julie Berry as New CIO
General Dynamics, Bath Iron Works, a full-service shipyard specializing in the design, building, and support of complex surface combatants for the U.S. Navy, selected Julie Berry as Chief Information Officer. In this capacity, Berry will be in charge of cybersecurity and the IT organization and serve on its senior leadership team as a Vice President.