Case Western Reserve University has tapped the talents of alumna Ly'Nette Cordaro (CWR '93, MGT '00) to fill the role of associate vice president and deputy chief information officer in the Office of Information Technology Services. She comes to the university from KeyBank, where she served as vice president and division manager.
Cordaro's work at the university will support its information technology services infrastructure that maintains networks used in research, classroom learning and campus communications and information. The ITS office has a staff of more than 100 employees, 40 student employees and a $18 million budget.
As the master architect for corporate security application development at KeyBank, Cordaro managed a $20 million budget. She had responsibilities for ensuring system integration, technical reliability of applications operations and effective alignment with standard processes and policies.
Prior to KeyBank, she was at National City Bank Corporation for five years where she integrated information technology efforts to multiyear plans that were targeted for corporate financial success.
Cordaro will apply her expertise in information technology and finance to applications to meet challenges facing the university. "Innovation is key to the next phase of the strategic plan as Case Western Reserve continues to recover under the new leadership of President Barbara Snyder," Cordaro said. "Information technology will place emphasis on how to better align local investments so as to reduce the amount of duplicative spending on commodity services and to take a strategic look at how to best take local and human technical resources and align them to highest priority outcomes."
Cordaro has earned both her undergraduate and graduate degrees from the university. She received her Bachelor of Science in management degree in 1993 and her Master of Science in management information systems in 2000 from the Weatherhead School of Management.
The new associate vice president is a child advocate for several community groups. She is the current first vice president for Adoption Network Cleveland and is a board member of the Girl Scouts of Lake Erie Council where she is also a leader and a service unit director. She is involved in community service as a member of the National Black M.B.A. Association, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Cleveland City Club (New Leaders), the Weatherhead School of Management Alumni Association Career Development Committee and is a mentor with Jack and Jill and Technoventure organizations.
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