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Richard J. Gius

Vice President and Chief Information Officer

Rich Gius was named vice president and chief information officer in 2007. He previously worked for Cardinal Health, Inc., where he had been CIO and senior vice president of information technology for Allegiance Healthcare, the company's medical products and services group, and senior vice president of enterprise solutions for its shared services IT organization. 

In 2003, he was named by Computerworld magazine as a Premier 100 IT Leader, recognizing IT leaders who have applied information technology in effective, creative and innovative ways to advance their organization's strategy. He also was honored as a 1999 national finalist for the Computerworld Smithsonian Business Technology Award. From 1979 to 1982, he held positions in both marketing and technology at Boise Cascade Corporation.

Gius earned a bachelor's degree in computer science from Northern Illinois University and a master's degree in business administration from the University of Chicago.