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Press Release -- October 4th, 2011
Source: PAETEC

PAETEC Chairman and CEO Arunas Chesonis Presents to National Association of State Chief Information Officers

Leadership panel from private sector discussed the evolving roles of state chief information officers to NASCIO
FAIRPORT, N.Y. – October 4, 2011 (Print-friendly PDF file)

PAETEC Holding Corp. (NASDAQ GS: PAET) announced that its Chairman and CEO, Arunas Chesonis, is one of three panelists participating in a discussion today on the future of the chief information officer (CIO) at the 2011 Annual Conference of the National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO). The panel is titled “The CEO-CIO Relationship: Does the CIO Matter?” and will focus on the current and future role of the CIO, as well as strategic alignment and relevance, project roll-outs, necessary skill-sets, and integration.

“Across our customer base over the past decade, we’ve seen the CIO’s role growing in all aspects of an organization, far beyond traditional IT functions,” said Chesonis. “Rather than just enabling the business with technology, today’s CIO can have a significant impact on both growing revenue and reducing expenses for an organization. Consequently, they’re having an increasingly key role at the leadership table.”

According to the NASCIO, speakers were selected by a team of state CIOs from a field of highly qualified corporate candidates. In addition to Chesonis, other panelists include Joe Doherty, executive vice president and chief operating officer, ACS, and Pat Gelsinger, chief operating officer, EMC.

This session was held at the Hyatt Regency in Denver on October 4. To learn more about the NASCIO Annual Conference, visit

PAETEC (NASDAQ GS: PAET) is personalizing communications and energy solutions in 86 of the top 100 metropolitan areas across the United States. We offer a comprehensive suite of network services (voice, data and fiber solutions), as well as managed services, cloud and data center services, software and technology, and energy services. For more information, visit

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