Steve Finnerty Joins the CIO Executive Council's Leadership

Steve Finnerty Joins the CIO Executive Council's Leadership Team 
Finnerty Brings More Than 40 Years IT Executive Experience to the CIO
Executive Council Leadership Team 
FRAMINGHAM, MA -- (Marketwire) -- 12/12/12 --  The CIO Executive
Council -- a member-led executive organization of global business
leaders working to drive value from the intersection of business,
information technology and strategy -- announces the appointment of
Stephen Finnerty to the Executive Leadership Team. He will join the
Council's leadership team with the mission to help grow the community
of global senior IT leaders and advise the strategic direction of
services. 
Steve Finnerty is currently president of Finnerty Consulting which
focuses on helping people and teams achieve their potential. He has
been involved in the information systems profession for over 40 years
and has held positions as the Senior Vice President for Information
Systems and Supply Chain Management at premier global companies
including Applied Materials, Dell, Kraft Foods and Johnson Controls.
His teams have been consistently recognized with industry awards
including CIO 100, Computerworld's Premier 100 IT Leaders and
Computerworld's 100 Best Places to Work in IT.  
"The CIO role is challenged with day to day responsibilities from
keeping the lights on to being viewed by executive stakeholders as a
value-driving business partner," said Finnerty. "I am incredibly
excited to help lead a community devoted to influencing this great
profession and look forward to continuing my mentor role in the CIO
Executive Council's Pathways Leadership Development program to help
develop the future generation of IT leaders."  
"There is no one better suited for this role," said Pamela Stenson,
SVP and GM of the CIO Executive Council. "Steve embodies what the
Council is all about -- working with CIOs and their teams to drive
game-changing innovation for their businesses while influencing the
CIO role and the IT profession for future generations. The Council
works to further its member's careers and change their lives for the
better. We are thrilled to work even closer with Steve to grow this
thriving community."  
Steve was recognized in 2011 at Innotech as the IT Executive of the
Year in Austin, Texas. He has guest lectured and taught Supply Chain
Management, IT Portfolio Management and Strategic Analysis at
Northwestern Kellogg School and University of Texas McCombs School.
Steve received his bachelor's degree in Finance from Villanova
University and his MBA from Lehigh University.  
About the CIO Executive Council
 CIO Executive Council is a
member-led executive organization of global business leaders working
to drive value from the intersection of business, information
technology and strategy. Through peer reliance, collaboration and
outreach, members apply the knowledge, insights and best practices of
their peers to the success of their enterprises and their own
personal achievement. Launched in April 2004, by the parent
organization of CIO magazine, the Council is comprised of hundreds of
the world's leading chief information officers. To learn more about
CIO Executive Council, please visit their website at
http://council.cio.com/. The CIO Executive Council is part of IDG
Enterprise, an International Data Group company. Company information
is available at http://idgenterprise.com. 
Contact information:
Brian Hawthorne 
Director of Marketing
CIO Executive Council
508.766.5338
bhawthorne@cio.com 
 
 
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