21 December 2017

RADNOR, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Lincoln Financial Group announced today that Michelle DeCarlo, vice president, Enterprise Delivery Practices, was named one of 2018’s “Ones to Watch” by CIO and the CIO Executive Council.

The CIO Ones to Watch Awards honor rising stars in IT—senior staff destined to become the Chief Information Officers of the future—as identified and sponsored by the CIOs of today’s leading organizations. Each year nominees are judged on their job history, job scope and on-the-job accomplishments by a panel of CIOs – past CIO 100 Award winners and CIO Executive Council members.

“Michelle embraces collaboration across IT teams, inspiring people to think big, act with urgency and keep their eyes on short-term goals without losing sight of long-term value,” said Ken Solon, executive vice president and chief information officer at Lincoln Financial Group.

DeCarlo is a Temple University alumnus, where she received a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing Management and an MBA from the Fox School of Business and Management. With more than 20 years of experience in IT development, quality assurance and solutions engineering, DeCarlo held leadership positions at JP Morgan Chase and Capitol One prior to joining Lincoln Financial in June of 2016.

Michelle is responsible for enterprise technology delivery and methodology, and quickly made an impact on the enterprise. She was nominated for her commitment to building trust with business partners, her focus on recognizing and empowering talent and her resilience and flexibility to lead in a fast-paced, frequently changing environment.

“Digital businesses need business savvy tech leaders to advance their organization and the 2018 ‘Ones to Watch’ awards recognize these individuals,” said Adam Dennison, senior vice president and general manager, IDG Events and CIO Executive Council, and publisher, CIO. “The winners all demonstrated the kind of innovative spirit, focus and determination that future CIOs will need.”

About Lincoln Financial Group

Lincoln Financial Group provides advice and solutions that help empower people to take charge of their financial lives with confidence and optimism. Today, more than 17 million customers trust our retirement, insurance and wealth protection expertise to help address their lifestyle, savings and income goals, as well as to guard against long-term care expenses. Headquartered in Radnor, Pennsylvania, Lincoln Financial Group is the marketing name for Lincoln National Corporation (NYSE:LNC) and its affiliates. The company had $246 billion in assets under management as of September 30, 2017. Lincoln is a committed corporate citizen and was named one of the Forbes Best Employers for 2017, is a member of the Dow Jones Sustainability Index North America, and received a perfect score of 100 percent on the 2017 Corporate Equality Index. Learn more at: www.LincolnFinancial.com. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram. Sign up for email alerts at http://newsroom.lfg.com.

About CIO

CIO focuses on attracting the highest concentration of enterprise CIOs and business technology executives with unparalleled peer insight and expertise on business strategy, innovation, and leadership. As organizations grow with digital transformation, CIO provides its readers with key insights on career development, including certifications, hiring practices and skills development. The award-winning CIO portfolio—CIO.com, CIO executive programs, CIO Strategic Marketing Services, CIO Forum on LinkedIn, CIO Executive Council and CIO primary research—provides business technology leaders with analysis and insight on information technology trends and a keen understanding of IT’s role in achieving business goals. The CIO Executive Council is a professional organization of CIOs created to serve as an unbiased and trusted peer advisory group. CIO is published by IDG Communications, Inc. Company information is available at www.idg.com. Follow CIO events on Twitter: @CIOevents #AGENDA18

About CIO Executive Council

Believing in a members-first approach, CIO Executive Council (CEC) provides strategic leadership development for the transforming c-suite at the world’s most influential and evolving organizations. The CEC provides each member with a custom engagement experience that draws upon a wealth of programs and services, including: peer-to-peer interactions, a deep industry knowledge base, a range of professional development programs, communities of practice, and media/public relations opportunities that are tailored to an individual’s strengths and career goals. For more information on joining the CEC, visit council.cio.com.




Lincoln Financial Group
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