SIM names Nancy Markle president

FRAMINGHAM (02/13/2004) - The Society for Information Management (SIM) appointed Nancy Markle, former CIO Arthur Andersen-Americas and Home Savings of America, president of the IT industry association. Markle has more than 30 years of experience in information processing for financial services, utilities, professional services, healthcare, government, manufacturing, retail, academic and non-profit organizations.

Markle succeeds Ed Trainor, the CIO of Paramount Pictures in Los Angeles, who served as president of SIM in 2003 and will continue working with the SIM Executive Board in 2004 in his position as the Past President. David Luce, the assistant vice president and CIO of Rockefeller Group International Inc. in New York City, is the president-elect for 2005.

SIM also announced the new leadership for its Board of Directors for 2004, including:

Mike Jones, Vice President for Finance - Jones is the corporate vice president and CIO for Children's Hospital & Health System in Milwaukee, WI.

Dick Bauer, Vice President for Member Products and Services -- Bauer is the CTO for the Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company Inc. in New Jersey.

John Cole, Vice President for Chapter and Alliance Development - Cole recently took over as the executive vice president and CIO of Pegasus Solutions in Dallas, a global provider of reservations-related services and technology to the hotel industry.

Stephen Pickett, Vice President for Enterprise Programs - Pickett is the vice president and CIO at Penske Corp., a diversified transporation services company with annual revenues of approximately $11 billion and 35,000 employees at more than 1,700 locations worldwide.

Phil Zwieg, Vice President for Advocacy and Communities of Interest - Zwieg is a vice president in the information systems department of Northwestern Mutual.

David Brown, Vice President for Conferences and Seminars - Brown is a former CIO at Cranston (RI) Print Works Company, the oldest textile company in the United States, and has held senior IT leadership positions with Stride Rite and Malden Mills.

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