SEC’s CIO Departs to Federal Reserve Bank of New York

The US Securities and Exchange Commission’s CIO Pamela Dyson moved out of SEC to serve as CIO and executive vice president, head of the Technology Group at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. In her new role, Dyson will be responsible for the strategic planning and governance of the Bank’s Information Technology (IT), and the provisioning and delivery of technology services to the Bank. 

Dyson took over as the financial regulator’s CIO three years back, ascending from a series of technology leadership roles that began when she came to the agency as director of enterprise operations in 2011. Dyson oversaw SEC’s digital transformation strategy, setting its core cloud capabilities in Amazon Web Services, among other IT projects. She also created a two-year strategic plan for IT, while boosting agency-wide cybersecurity initiatives.CTO Charles Riddle, who has worked with SEC for the last two years, will serve as acting CIO following Dyson’s departure.

In other recent appointments and career moves:

Moody’s Corp has appointed Mona Breed as CIO. Tony Stoupas, who has led Moody's IT organization as CIO since 2010 and will remain through the end of 2018. Prior to joining Moody's, Ms. Breed led IT infrastructure for Oppenheimer Funds, where she drove innovation and transformation, including the firm's cloud computing, unified communication and collaboration, data center operations and workplace technologies. She has also held senior technology roles at PricewaterhouseCoopers and Apollo.

Travelers has appointed Mojgan Lefebvre as executive vice president and CIO. She succeeds Madelyn Lankton, who will retire this month after 36 years with Travelers. In addition to leading the company’s technology strategy and execution, Lefebvre will have responsibility for Travelers’ Enterprise Operations and eBusiness teams. She will serve on the company’s Management Committee and will report to Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Alan Schnitzer. For the past eight years, she has been with Liberty Mutual, serving most recently as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer for its Global Risk Solutions business.

Telecom equipment manufacturer, ARRIS International has picked Karen Renner as its new CIO. She joins the company from global aerospace, defense and security company, Thales, where she was CIO North America. Previously, she served as CIO for Atlanta-based global aluminum company Novelis and General Electric Co.'s security and digital energy businesses.

Spectrum Health has promoted Jason Joseph to CIO from senior vice president of information systems and services. As CIO of Spectrum Health, Jason Joseph will oversee strategic and operational information systems, technology, cybersecurity, and emergency preparedness. During his tenure, Joseph has held roles across each of the system’s entities, including Spectrum Health Hospital Group, Spectrum Health Medical Group and Priority Health. Previously, he was vice president, information systems and services, for IdeaSphere, a manufacturer of health and wellness products. As a management consultant with Ernst & Young, LLP and Xede Consulting Group, he specialized in enterprise software development and integration.

Navistar has appointed Julie Ragland as its senior vice president and CIO. Previously, she worked with Adient, a leading supplier of automotive interiors, where she served as vice president, Information Technology and helped to establish the company's first IT organization after its separation from Johnson Controls. She will now report to Troy Clarke, Navistar's chairman, president and chief executive officer

Borden, a heritage American brand and leading U.S. dairy processer and distributor, has appointed Satyaki Lodh as its CIO. With more than 27 years of experience in IT, Lodh joins Borden from snack-maker, Snyder’s-Lance, Inc. There, he served as vice president of enterprise applications overseeing all corporate, sales and supply chain business systems, including ERP, business intelligence, mobile and cloud applications. 


General Electric Transportation has appointed Mano Mannoochahr as CIO.

First Republic Bank has appointed Joe Finsterwald as CTO.

City of Baltimore has appointed Kursten Jackson as CIO, Human Capital.

Alameda Health System has appointed Mark Amey as CIO.

Columbia University Irving Medical Center has appointed Erik Pupo as CIO.

St. Luke`s Health System has appointed Reid Stephan as CIO.

CALIBRE Systems has appointed Ankur Rawat as CTO.

Washington Dental Service has appointed Garrett Whitney as CIO.

Textron has appointed Ken Waterman as CIO and CTO.

United States Air Force has appointed William Marion as CIO.

Howard University has appointed Jonathan Piersol as CIO.