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Class of 2012 Yearbook: The Honorees

Premier 100 2012
These 100 men and women, Computerworld's Premier 100 IT Leaders, class of 2012, have reset their career paths many times over on their way to the top. Click through for photos of each honoree, as well as tidbits about their coolest current projects, their boldest predictions and more.


Zahid Afzal
CIO and executive vice president
Huntington National Bank

Duane L. Anderson
Chief operating officer and CIO
Marquette Group/USMotivation

Bhupesh Arora
Senior director, New Technologies and IT Effectiveness
Avery Dennison

Brian Arrowood
State of Indiana

David Ballai
CIO and vice president of commercial solutions
Reed Technology & Information Services Inc.

Gerald D. Barton
Vice president, global product development

Puneet Bhasin
Senior vice president and CIO
Waste Management

Steven D. Birgfeld
Senior vice president and CIO
Hostess Brands

Scott Blanchette
Senior vice president and CIO
Vanguard Health Systems Inc.

Eric J. Brown
Executive vice president and CIO
NCI Building Systems Inc.

Peter Campbell
Senior vice president, IT
Sprint-Nextel Corp.

Michael L. Capone
Corporate vice president and CIO
Automatic Data Processing Inc.

Mamatha Chamarthi
Vice president and CIO, Business Technology Solutions
Consumers Energy

William M. Chapman
Vice president and CIO for Global Services Businesses
Arrow Electronics Inc.

Brook M. Colangelo
Executive Office of the President

Diane B. Comer
Senior vice president and health plan business information officer
Kaiser Permanente

Todd S. Coombes
Senior vice president and CIO
CNO Financial Group

Mark Dajani
Senior vice president, business services and CIO
Kraft Foods

Lisa M. Davis
Vice president and CIO, Georgetown University
(Former assistant director for IT, CIO, U.S. Marshals Service)

Arun H. DeSouza
Director, strategic planning and security, global information systems and services
INERGY Automotive Systems

Michael Del Priore
Vice president, global CIO
Church & Dwight