Global education leader Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) today announced
the appointment of Brook Colangelo as Chief Information Officer
(CIO). Colangelo joins the Company from the Executive Office of the
President of the United States of America, where he held the role of CIO
Reporting to HMH President and CEO Linda Zecher, Colangelo will drive an
enterprise-wide IT strategy designed to support all business units
across the Company in delivering best-in-class educational solutions.
Based in HMH's global headquarters in Boston, he will hold
responsibility for core IT operations and infrastructure services across
HMH's global office network.
With over ten years' experience in technology strategy and
implementation, Colangelo joined the White House team in 2008 to
spearhead the Obama-Biden transition project. Prior to that, he held
several senior IT leadership roles, including within the Democratic
National Convention Committee, he American Red Cross' Hurricane
Recovery Program and QRS Newmedia.
"We're proud to welcome Brook to HMH. He brings proven expertise in
implementing IT infrastructure and strategic systems that will equip and
enable us to deliver the best possible educational content and solutions
for our customers," said Linda Zecher, President and CEO, Houghton
Mifflin Harcourt. "Brook's past IT leadership experience, particularly
from his most recent role in the White House, made him the ideal
candidate to fill this crucial role for HMH."
Colangelo holds an honors degree in Political Communications from The
George Washington University. He has been recognized for
exceptional information technology leadership in Computerworld's
2012 Premier 100 IT Leaders, Federal Computer Week's The Federal
100, and InformationWeek's The Government CIO 50 lists.
About Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt is a global learning company with the mission
of changing lives by fostering passionate, curious learners. Among the
world's largest providers of pre-K-12 education solutions and one of its
longest-established publishing houses, HMH combines cutting-edge
research, editorial excellence and technological innovation to improve
teaching and learning environments and solve complex literacy and
education challenges. HMH's interactive, results-driven education
solutions are utilized by 60 million students in 120 countries, and its
renowned and awarded novels, non-fiction, children's books and reference
works are enjoyed by readers throughout the world. For more information,
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