Cynthia J. Nustad, 2013 Honoree

Senior vice president, CIO
Irving, Texas
Characteristic most important in an IT hire:
Communication skills
Quick ROI project:
Data center moves and consolidation, driving our costs and complexity lower.
Boldest IT prediction:
Twenty percent of new CEOs will be former IT leaders.
How do you evaluate emerging technologies?
Educate, ideate, network with others, solicit peer feedback, discuss with vendors and pilot.
How have you surprised your CEO in recent months?
My IT team had some of the highest employee engagement and satisfaction scores in a third-party assessment.
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