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Maze selected as ORAU’s new chief information officer

Nov. 15, 2010

OAK RIDGE, Tenn.—Oak Ridge Associated Universities has appointed Chester Maze as vice president of information technology and chief information officer. In addition to guiding day-to-day IT operations, Maze will also be responsible for long-term, IT strategic planning, and driving IT business innovation.

Chester Maze

Chester Maze

“With more than 1,200 employees in 14 locations nationwide, it’s clear that ORAU has experienced significant growth over the past couple of years. Yet, few people realize that those same successes bring new demands for ensuring the quality and integrity of our information technology,” said ORAU President and CEO Andy Page. “We’re excited that Chester is joining our team. His strong understanding of technology solutions will be instrumental as we continue to look for more efficient and secure ways for meeting our customers’ needs.”

In addition to overseeing daily IT operations, Maze is also tasked with directing staff responsible for supporting operational computing, networking, user services, telecommunications, and other IT-related functions; creating a long-term, IT investment strategy; and working with various federal sponsors and regulators to ensure compliance with federal and contract regulations.

Maze, who is expected to officially begin his new responsibilities by mid-December, currently serves as vice president and CIO for The Christ Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio. In that role, Maze developed both capital and operational IT budgets and helped integrate medical equipment into clinical IT systems. Before moving to Ohio, Maze spent 11 years with Baptist Health System of East Tennessee—first as a director of information systems and eventually becoming senior vice president and CIO. Other positions held by Maze include manager of application services for Pilot Oil Corporation, regional manager of engineering services for International Technology, and as an adjunct faculty member at the University of Tennessee.

Maze received his MBA from the University of Tennessee after obtaining a B.S. in business from Morehead State University, located in Morehead, Ky.

ORAU provides innovative scientific and technical solutions to advance national priorities in science, education, security and health. Through specialized teams of experts, unique laboratory capabilities and access to a consortium of more than 100 major Ph.D.-granting institutions, ORAU works with federal, state, local and commercial customers to advance national priorities and serve the public interest. A 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation and federal contractor, ORAU manages the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).

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