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Moira C. Gerety (University of New Mexico)

Moira C. Gerety
Deputy CIO

Albuquerque, New Mexico
UNITED STATES

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Moira Gerety is Deputy Chief Information Officer and Acting Director of Classroom Technologies. In her role as Deputy she drives strategic initiatives for the Office of the CIO, such as email strategy, IT's role in University capital projects, and CRM. She established the Albuquerque Gigapop, successfully launched New Mexico Lambda Rail and continues to play a key role in broadband expansion across New Mexico. She is the founding Director of Classroom Technologies who pulled together disparate units, approaches and funding for central classrooms and labs is driving innovation in these spaces through collaboration with key faculty.

She came to Higher Education after working as the Chief Information Officer for the State of New Mexico, where she drove successful consolidation of the states 80 different accounting systems and over 30 email systems. She improved the success rate of IT projects though legislation and rules that applied criteria to the release of allocated state dollars based on oversight of project phases, championed strong project and vendor management roles within agencies, and elevated agency CIOs to report to Cabinet Secretaries.

Ms. Gerety also worked for New Mexico largest electric and gas utility as Director of Corporate Information Systems where she established the company's first IT strategic plan, implemented a portfolio approach to rationalize the applications portfolio, rolled out enterprise platforms for e-business and set the stage for what is now a rational, board level approach to IT investments.

Prior to these assignments, Ms. Gerety spent 15 years in manufacturing serving in business and IT roles. She worked for Sunsoft contact lens manufacturer Sunsoft where she implemented Oracle Financials, Distribution and Sales & Marketing, Citrix thin client; upgraded network to 10/100mb, provision of rich network & desktop services, and Y2K transition. At Digital Equipment Corporation her accomplishments include orchestration of the plant MRP planning practices for significant reductions in inventory and improve order fulfillment; ISO 9000 certification; lead-time scheduling, order entry automation which improved supply chain signals and implementation of an automated pull execution system.

She has experience consulting for a general IT services firm and as sole practitioner. Her work was primarily in strategic management, helping client improve their IT organization's contribution to company success.

She taught adjunct at the Anderson Schools of Management for three years in the mid-90s in the area of IT projects and Operations Management. She is currently teaching a graduate course in Vendor and Contract Management. She has two years experience teaching high school mathematics.

Ms. Gerety has served on various public sector boards and commissions such as the New Mexico IT Commission (chair), the Information Systems Committee for the City of Albuquerque, and the Information Technology Advisory Committee for Albuquerque Public Schools. She is currently work on the Gallup/McKinley Broadband Taskforce to improve public sector broadband.

Ms. Gerety is fluent in Spanish, was certified as a bilingual secondary teacher in New Mexico, has several production and inventory control certifications and has been Q cleared.

But the accomplishment for which she is most proud is successfully raising her six children, who have given her five wonderful grandchildren so far.

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