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Sheleen Quish, VP and CIO of Ameristar Casinos

March 02, 2009

Among other topics, Sheleen discusses the following issues with Metis Strategy

  • IT’s role as the critical toolbox to be successful and to drive positive change, process re-engineering, and improvements across the business
  • The importance of selling your team on your particular philosophy of IT management
  • The necessity of showing IT that the business is not the enemy, but the reason IT exists
  • Key steps to take as a new CIO
  • How and when to undertake infrastructure upgrades

 

Sheleen Quish’s Biography

Sheleen Quish is the Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Ameristar Casinos. In that capacity, she leads the organization’s information technology functions at the Las Vegas corporate office and at the Company’s properties.

Prior to her time at Ameristar, Sheleen was CIO-At-Large with her firm Box 9 Consulting, working with a number of companies on IT challenges including business process re-engineering, IT department transformation and project review and rescue.

Prior to her time at Box 9, Sheleen was Vice President and Global CIO for US Can Company, where she was responsible for the global infrastructure, three data centers and a wide array of applications to support the $750 million company in 24 locations in six countries.

Sheleen also served as Senior Vice President, Insurance Operations and Information Technology with Unitrin, Inc.’s Life & Health Division, where she consolidated the platforms, systems applications and business operations across three companies in the life and health division; EVP Corporate Planning and Information Services with The Signature Group, an affinity marketing company, where she led major business systems integrations and strategic initiatives; and Senior Vice President and Partner of Bricker & Associates consulting firm. In addition, she was Executive Vice President at Southeastern Mutual Insurance Company. Among other responsibilities, she managed the integration of operations of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield organizations of Kentucky and Indiana.

Quish holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the College of New Rochelle (New York). She is an Emeritus member of the editorial board of CIO Magazine, and has been a prolific writer and speaker in a variety of industry forums. She has also been a Fellow of the Cutter Business Technology Council, and Senior Consultant with Cutter’s Sourcing & Vendor Relationships and Business-IT Strategies practices.

The World Class IT principles in yellow were the focus of this interview

  • 01 1- People
  • 02 2- Infrastructure
  • 03 3- Project and Portfolio Management
  • 04 4- IT & Business Partnership
  • 05 5- External Partnerships

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