I am pleased to announce the promotion of Todd Leach to the role of Vice President and Chief Information Officer (CIO). Todd has served UTMB as Acting CIO for nearly a year, providing outstanding leadership for UTMB’s information technology initiatives.
As CIO, Todd will be responsible for the overall strategic direction of UTMB’s Information Services function, overseeing more than 300 employees and a budget of approximately $100 million. Todd first joined UTMB in 1992 as Senior Network Analyst. Through the years, he assumed leadership roles of increasing importance, culminating in his appointment as Deputy Chief Information Officer in March 2012, followed by his service as Acting CIO for most of fiscal year 2013.
Among his accomplishments in recent years, Todd led the implementation and maturation of numerous Information Technology Service Management processes, and he played a significant role in implementing UTMB’s Information Technology Governance process. Todd also has been closely involved in all aspects of the financial management, compliance and strategic planning efforts for UTMB Information Services.
Todd earned his bachelor’s degree in computer science from Slippery Rock University in Pennsylvania and his master’s in business administration from the University of Houston–Clear Lake. He is a graduate of the Association of American Medical Colleges Group on Information Resources Leadership Institute and an affiliate member of the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives.
Please join me in congratulating Todd on his new role and thanking him for his many contributions to Information Services and to UTMB. We look forward to his continued leadership in the years ahead.
Dr. David L. Callender