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FAIRFAX, VA, Feb. 8 /CNW Telbec/ - CGI Group, Inc. (NYSE: GIB; TSX:
GIB.A), a leading provider of information technology and business
process services announced today the hiring of former Kentucky Chief
Information Officer (CIO) and Public Official of the Year, Aldona
Valicenti, as CGI Vice-President for State and Local markets.
At CGI, Ms. Valicenti will work directly with Governors, State CIOs and
other officials to help them address critical IT needs as states
struggle to balance delivery of citizen services with ongoing budget
challenges. Her unprecedented knowledge of state government operations,
coupled with the CGI team's deep domain knowledge, will accelerate
CGI's approach to identifying and deploying built-for-government
solutions for state and local entities.
Ms. Valicenti has previously served as the President of the National
Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO). Most
recently, she worked as a Vice-President of Business Development and
Strategy for Oracle, where she led a team of business development
executives and program managers to identify and nationally deploy
solutions to state and local government customers.
Prior to her tenure at Oracle, Ms. Valicenti served as Kentucky's Chief
Information Officer under Gov. Paul E. Patton. Ms. Valicenti was the
first appointed CIO for the state—a position which Gov. Patton
established through legislation as part of the Executive Cabinet. As
state CIO, Ms. Valicenti managed information technology for the
Executive Branch of the government and had oversight for the statewide
information technology investments.
"As an experienced leader, Aldona brings insight and innovation to the
use of technology as today's state and local governments contend with
record deficits and growing services needs in this economy," said Donna
Morea, President, U.S., Europe and Asia, CGI. "Now, CGI's clients and
prospects will be able to benefit from her proven approach, outstanding
leadership, and commitment to serving the public. We welcome Aldona to
the CGI team."
Founded in 1976, CGI Group Inc. is one of the largest independent
information technology and business process services firms in the
world. CGI and its affiliated companies employ approximately 31,000
professionals. CGI provides end-to-end IT and business process services
to clients worldwide from offices and centers of excellence in the
United States, Canada, Europe and Asia Pacific. As at December
31, CGI's annualized revenue was approximately C$4.5 billion and its
order backlog was approximately C$13.1 billion. CGI shares are listed
on the NYSE (GIB) and the TSX (GIB.A) and are included in both, the Dow
Jones Sustainability Index and the FTSE4Good Index. Website: www.cgi.com.
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