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InformationWeek Announces New Advisory Board Members

CIOs from Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and Avnet Will Help Guide InformationWeek's Editorial and Business Strategy

Manhasset, January 10, 2011 – InformationWeek, the leading IT brand focused on the business value of technology, today announced two new members to its Advisory Board, an external group of powerful executives who help InformationWeek identify and shape the brand's strategy and direction.  As InformationWeek continues to grow and expand its extensive portfolio of products and services, the Advisory Board provides InformationWeek editors with incomparable insight into the issues and trends that are shaping business technology.

"The addition of these two leading-edge CIOs to our Advisory Board adds to an already strong group of strategic thinkers," said Rob Preston, vice president and editor in chief of InformationWeek. "Steve and Jerry bring a diverse set of experiences and understanding of business technology to InformationWeek's Advisory Board. Their contributions and talents will be great assets to InformationWeek.”

The new Advisory Board members are:

  • Steve Phillips, SVP and CIO of Avnet, a Phoenix-based global distributor of electronics and computer equipment that has completed more than 40 acquisitions over the past decade. He is also a member of the Avnet Executive Board and a corporate officer. Before Avnet, Phillips served as SVP and CIO of Gateway Inc.  He has also worked for Diageo, the international food and drinks group, where he was information technology director for its European foods division. He previously spent eight years in a variety of leadership roles at Thorn EMI, a U.K. defense-electronics company.  In October 2008, he was named chairman of the board of the Arizona Technology Council, a trade association that connects, represents and supports Arizona's technology industry.
  • Jerry Johnson, CIO, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), operated by Battelle Memorial Institute for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), a multi-program laboratory conducting basic and applied research to deliver energy, environmental, and national security for our nation.  Jerry joined PNNL in 1978.  After serving in technical and leadership roles in infrastructure and software development, he was named CIO in 2004.  As CIO, Johnson is accountable to the Laboratory Director to continuously improve the deployment, use, management and protection of information resources to increase research productivity and operational effectiveness of PNNL.  He is a past Chair of the DOE National Laboratories CIO Council, is a member of the Northwest Academic Computing Consortium and the Columbia Basin Dive Rescue boards, and serves on the Washington State Information Services Board as an appointee of Washington Governor Gregoire.  In 2009, InformationWeek recognized Johnson in its inaugural compilation of top CIOs in federal, state, and local government: The Government CIO 50.

Phillips and Johnson join current InformationWeek Advisory Board members:

  • Dave Bent, Senior VP and CIO, United Stationers
  • Robert Carter, Executive VP and CIO, FedEx
  • Michael Cuddy, VP and CIO, Toromont Industries
  • Laurie Douglas, Senior VP and CIO, Publix Super Markets
  • Dan Drawbaugh, CIO, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
  • Kent Kushar, VP and CIO, E.&J. Gallo Winery
  • Carolyn Lawson, Director, e-services, California Office of the CIO
  • Jason Maynard, Managing Director, Wells Fargo Securities
  • Randall Mott, Senior Executive VP and CIO, Hewlett-Packard
  • Denis O'Leary, Former Executive VP,
  • Mykolas Rambus, CEO, Wealth-X
  • M.R. Rangaswami, Founder, Sand Hill Group
  • Manjit Singh, CIO, Las Vegas Sands Corp.
  • David Smoley, CIO, Flextronics
  • Ralph J.Szygenda, Former Group VP and CIO, General Motors
  • Peter Whatnell, CIO, Sunoco