William M. Chapman, 2012 Honoree

Vice president and CIO for Global Services Businesses
Arrow Electronics Inc.
Englewood, Colo.
An example of your personal leadership style:
When an IT acquisition leadership role turned over, I made it my mission to meet all team members and executives one-on-one to communicate my short-, mid- and long-term plan for managing that change. My goal was to heighten business engagement and align strategies while creating opportunities.
What characteristic is most important to you in an IT hire?
Trust is paramount within an organization. Problems, conflicts, ideas and coaching can be approached more candidly and respectfully when people trust one another. A culture of trust draws out the best in people and creates high-performing teams that support individuality and diversity and have a heightened sense of pride in their accomplishments.
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