Michael Krouse, 2009 Honoree

Senior vice president, CIO
Columbus, , Ohio
First job:
"Paperboy. I used to have an orange Stingray that I rode around the neighborhood. I got pretty good at slipping papers into mailboxes without stopping. But I'll never forget the burden of Sunday delivery. My bike carried that load while I pushed it from
What's the most valuable career advice you've ever received?
"Embrace that anyone can teach you something at any stage of your career. If you stop improving, you become ineffective."
What do you love about IT?
"I love the fact that IT is often at the center of a successfully enabled business strategy. The massive variety of needs and the ever expanding adoption of the Digital Age makes for a very exciting time and never a dull moment."
Favorite gadget:
"My BlackBerry Pearl or my Tissot Touch bezel watch."
People you'd invite to your dream dinner party:
Leonardo da Vinci, Aristotle, Marie Curie and my dad."
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