Southern Company Names Martin Davis New CIO

ATLANTA, July 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Mark S. Lantrip, president and chief executive officer of Southern Company Services, today announced that Martin B. Davis has been named executive vice president and chief information officer.

Davis joins Southern Company Services after a nearly 30-year career in key enterprise information technology and security roles with Wells Fargo and Wachovia.  Read more >>

Deere & Company Board of Directors Adds Two Members

Deere & Company (NYSE: DE) announced today that its Board of Directors has added two new members. Dmitri L. Stockton, President and Chief Executive Officer of GE Asset Management, and Sheila G. Talton, President and Chief Executive, Gray Matter Analytics, have been elected to the Deere & Company Board of Directors, effective May 27, 2015. Read more

African-American Men: The Other STEM Minority

It’s not often that you hear calls for more men to participate in science, technology, engineering and math fields. Read more

Art Hopkins, CEO, Macquarium & ITSMF Member, Delivers Keynote at Atlanta Premier CIO Forum, April 16th

9th Annual Atlanta Premier CIO Forum, April 16, 2014
Crowne Plaza Perimeter at Ravinia
12:00pm – 1:30pm

Closing Luncheon Keynote – “Least Likely Leadership Learnings”

Presented by: Art Hopkins, CEO, Macquarium Intelligent Communications, Inc.

Sponsored by: DataLink

ITSMF Member Andre Gold asks, “Who is Responsible for Information Security?” at the Atlanta Premier CIO Forum, April 15th

9th Annual Atlanta Premier CIO Forum, April 15, 2014
Crowne Plaza Perimeter at Ravinia


Dave Chatterjee, 2014 President, Atlanta SIM Chapter

André Gold, VP – Enterprise Infrastructure & Security, AutoTrader Group
Christopher Wiseman, SVP & Managing Director of Technology Audit, SunTrust Banks, Inc.
Muthu Arumugham, Corporate VP – Technology, Ebix, Inc.

New Chief Technology Officer Arrives

Eric Christian, vice president and chief technology officer, joined Carolinas HealthCare System (CHS) March 18.

In this newly-created role, Eric will be working with IS leaders, business leaders and other team members to align our technology strategy with the overall mission and business strategy of CHS. By understanding the organization’s business strategies and priorities, Eric and his team will work to ensure the infrastructure and technology framework of practices and policies are in place to support the goals.

Eric also will be working to ensure all the appropriate policies and structure for managing underlying IT infrastructure, which comprises all CHS compute, network, telephony, data center, Internet and technology capabilities are in place and optimized for maximum business benefit to the system. In addition, he brokers and manages key relationships with strategic IT vendors and suppliers, data center partners, and outsource firms to procure and manage IT assets and ensure the efficient running of the IT infrastructure.

Eric’s previous job was at Cummins as Executive Director, Technology & Innovation and served as the company’s Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Before joining Cummins organization in March 2010, Eric spent more than 30 years in technology and brings extensive automotive, banking and financial services, transportation, lodging & technology industry experience from his roles with Bank of America, IBM, Marriott International, General Motors & GMAC Financial Services.

Eric earned his BS in Technology & Management from University of Maryland and an Executive MBA in Strategic Management & Marketing from Michigan State University in Michigan. He is also a certified Six Sigma Green Belt.

Eric lives in Marvin, North Carolina with his wife, Pamela, & daughter (Micah) and also has three elder children that are pursuing meaningful careers in other industries. He enjoys golfing and is a motorcycle enthusiast.

Boeing Names Ted Colbert Chief Information Officer

CHICAGO, Nov. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Boeing [NYSE: BA] has named Ted Colbert chief information officer and vice president of the company’s Information Technology organization. Colbert, who was formerly vice president of the Boeing Information Technology Infrastructure organization, replaces Kim Hammonds, who is leaving the company.

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MetricStream CEO Shellye Archambeau Elected to Verizon Board of Directors

NEW YORK, Nov. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ) today announced the election of Shellye Archambeau, chief executive officer of MetricStream, to the Verizon Board of Directors, effective Dec. 1.

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VisionIT Named Third Largest Hispanic Owned Business by Crain’s Detroit Business


Focus on global expansion and innovation fueling company growth

Detroit, MI – Nov 6, 2013 – VisionIT, a global leader in IT managed services and talent management solutions, today announced its ranking as Michigan’s third largest Hispanic-owned business as compiled by Crain’s Detroit Business magazine. The 2013 list was compiled based on 2012 revenues of Hispanic-owned businesses headquartered throughout Michigan.

“We are incredibly proud to be ranked among the top three largest Hispanic-owned businesses in Michigan, which is particularly exciting given our recent inclusion in Crain’s fastest growing companies in 2013,” said Christine Rice, president of VisionIT. “Our impressive operational growth is due in part to our unrelenting focus on innovation within the IT industry, evidenced by our latest investment in technology that is revolutionizing the mobile application industry – MobileForce.”

In addition, VisionIT has made significant investments in service centers in the U.S., Mexico and Philippines over the past few years to deliver unmatched customer support to clients seeking partners to run mission-critical applications and network operations.Watch movie online The Transporter Refueled (2015)

“Our team has worked very hard to deliver game-changing technologies and industry-leading IT support and services to our clients around the globe,” continued Rice. “We are quite optimistic about the future and reaching even more milestones as we continue to service our valued customers and team members.”

About VisionIT

VisionIT, Inc. is a global leader in the areas of Information Technology (IT) Managed Services and Talent Management solutions. For 16 years, VisionIT has combined focus, agility, streamlined operations and the most talented IT professionals to deliver unmatched services to many Fortune 500 corporations and large government agencies. With 20 U.S. offices, personnel in 42 U.S. states and global operations in Puerto Rico, Mexico and the Philippines, VisionIT operates FAST.

Nationally Recognized Executives Join Triad Isotopes, Inc.’s Leadership Team



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ORLANDO, FLORIDA (October 1, 2013) Triad Isotopes, Inc. (Triad) has announced the addition of two nationally-recognized executives to the company’s leadership team.  Kerry E. Gillespie, CPA, CGMA has joined the company as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Chief Operations Officer (COO).  Douglas Ash has joined the company as Chief Information Officer (CIO).  Both report to Dom Meffe, President & Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

“Adding two executives as experienced and seasoned as Kerry and Doug clearly demonstrates our commitment to building a great organization,” said Dom Meffe. “We continue to focus our investments on people, process and technology as we strengthen our company and prepare for future growth.”

As CFO/COO, Kerry Gillespie brings over twenty five years of healthcare management experience that will help position Triad for future growth beyond the company’s current position as the nation’s second largest nuclear pharmacy company.  Prior to joining Triad Isotopes, Gillespie served as Executive Vice President, Operations Finance with Health Management Associates, Inc. and as Chief Financial Officer for Radiation Therapy Services, Inc. and Ardent Health Services, LLC.  In addition to his extensive career as a healthcare executive, Gillespie also brings a unique perspective on the nuclear pharmacy industry, having served as a radiology technologist early in his career.

On his decision to join Triad Isotopes, Gillespie stated, “I am excited to join the Triad team as they continue to build industry leadership in the nuclear pharmacy space during this time of rapidly escalating change in the U.S. health care marketplace.  Triad’s reputation for integrity, coupled with its close relationships with its pharmacy leadership and customers, helped solidify my decision to join this dynamic organization.”  He and his wife Karen will relocate to the Orlando area from Naples, Florida.

As CIO, Douglas Ash holds more than thirty years of experience working for Fortune 50 companies within business, information technology, and executive leadership roles.  He served as Vice President and CIO, Global Training and Logistics, and Vice President, Health Services & Solutions, for Lockheed Martin in Orlando before moving to Triad Isotopes.  His career also includes thirteen years at IBM in a variety of information technology and management positions.

Ash currently serves as Chairman of the Information Technology Senior Manager Forum (ITSMF), where he helps prepare African-American IT professionals for senior-executive roles within Fortune 500 companies.  ITSMF offers executive career development, mentoring, and networking opportunities to advance high potential careers and build a pipeline of talent.

Ash commented “The nuclear pharmacy industry growth initiatives Triad is pursuing created an exciting opportunity for me to leverage my business leadership and technology experience to optimize the investments Triad is making.  My goal is to ensure the company continues to innovate in the future, and achieve its business objectives.”  Doug and his wife Maria reside in Orlando.


ABOUT TRIAD ISOTOPESWatch movie online The Transporter Refueled (2015)

Triad Isotopes, Inc. is a nationwide nuclear pharmacy company headquartered in Orlando, FL.  The company’s national network of over 60 locations serves 4 million patients each year, making Triad Isotopes the nation’s second-largest and fastest-growing radiopharmaceutical provider.  These specialized facilities provide the products used by hospitals and nuclear medicine operators to help diagnose and treat patients, primarily those with cardiac and cancer concerns.