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The CIO’s First 30 Days | Andy Harper

Episode 65: The CIO’s First 30 Days | Andy Harper

As part of our “CIO’s First 30 Days” series, we are speaking to CIOs of various tenure to discuss what their first month in the position looked like; how they approached planning and relationship building as well as their biggest challenges. As Jeff Ton states in the opening of this episode, “The CIO’s first 30 days can be chaotic, yet it is critical to his or her success.”

Andy Harper, began his role as CIO of Southwest Key Programs earlier this year.  He and Jeff start at the very beginning, discussing what the job hunt looked like and why he ultimately chose to relocate his family.  Additionally, Andy and Jeff dive into exactly how he went about building his plan and outlining his key initiatives, such as marketing materials and the potential for re-branding the department.

Andy Harper, CIO of Southwest Key Programs, is a perpetually curious problem solver passionate about impacting the business and mission.  He has a broad range of experience in building sustainable teams, leveraging technology to solve problems and driving value through partnerships. Andy’s leadership style is energetic and motivational and creates a culture of innovation and fun.

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