Penn Compact 2020/

New information chief

Effective Feb. 25, Thomas H. Murphy will become Penn’s new vice president for information technology and University chief information officer. 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. He was previously 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.

In 2010, he was elected to the CIO Hall of Fame and named one of the Best CIOs in America in by Business Trends Quarterly, and a Top CIO of 2011 by SmartCEO Magazine. He also was recognized as one of the Premier 100 IT Leaders of 2002 by ComputerWorld and one of the top 100 Innovators of 2001 by CIO Magazine.