|Vice President for Information Technology: Thomas Murphy
February 5, 2013,
Volume 59, No. 20
Provost Vincent Price and Executive Vice President Craig R. Carnaroli are pleased to announce the appointment of Thomas H. Murphy as Vice President for Information Technology and University Chief Information Officer (CIO), effective February 25, 2013.
Mr. Murphy is currently chief information officer of DaVita HealthCare Partners, where he is responsible for all information technology supporting the company’s business and clinical operations. For the prior eight years, he was senior vice president and chief information officer of AmerisourceBergen, an $80 billion provider of pharmaceuticals and health care services. He has been a leader in information technology across multiple industries, as chief information officer of Royal Caribbean Cruises, Bristol Hotels & Resorts, the Cendant Corporation and Omni Hotels. His accomplishments include a $500 million Business Transformation Program and new Innovation and Collaboration Lab at AmerisourceBergen; a $300 million global redesign of mission critical systems at Royal Caribbean Cruises; and a comprehensive six-year IT strategic plan at Omni Hotels.
He was elected to the CIO Hall of Fame in 2010 and named one of the Best CIOs in America in 2010 by Business Trends Quarterly, a Top CIO of 2011 by SmartCEO Magazine, one of the Premier 100 IT Leaders of 2002 by ComputerWorld, and one of the Top 100 Innovators of 2001 by CIO Magazine.
“We are delighted to bring to Penn an experienced and dynamic leader in information technologies,” said Provost Price. “Tom Murphy has an exciting track record of guiding complex, decentralized organizations; implementing new ideas; and forging a wide range of creative collaborations. He will be a wonderful partner in advancing Penn’s deep-rooted spirit of technological innovation and entrepreneurial thinking.”
“Penn is a dynamic institution and campus. Our success depends on a strong systems infrastructure, innovative practices and outstanding leadership. With Tom Murphy, Penn is gaining a professional of vast talent in all of these disciplines,” said Executive Vice President Carnaroli.
Mr. Murphy earned a BA in marketing and English from the University of Richmond in 1984. He succeeds Robin Beck, who is retiring from Penn after serving as vice president of information systems and computing since 2001 and has agreed to extend her tenure at Penn to the end of February to support this transition.