Ginger Breon Appointed Chief Technology Officer
Ginger Breon has accepted the role of Chief Technology Officer in OTDI. As Chief Technology Officer, Ginger leads the Research Technology and Infrastructure Services team. In that capacity, she oversees enterprise-wide technology services offered by the Office of Technology and Digital Innovation (OTDI). In this role she also served as fiscal agent for OH-TECH, which includes OhioLINK, OARnet and the Ohio Supercomputer Center.
Ginger will assume her role on August 1, 2022 but will continue to work on some of her College of Engineering responsibilities through the beginning of October.
Prior to her role as Chief Technology Officer, Ginger served as Interim Deputy CIO for OTDI and as the Chief Information Officer of the College of Engineering at The Ohio State University. She is responsible for developing and implementing the strategy for investing in technology innovations that enable and support the research, teaching and learning, and outreach missions of the college. Ginger has over 30 years in higher education.
Prior to joining Ohio State, she was assistant dean for administration and CIO for the Smeal College of Business at Penn State where she led the Research, Instruction, and Information Technology Group, managed the facilities, including overseeing the $68 million business building project, directed the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) Continuous Improvement Accreditation Renewal process, chaired the college’s Faculty/Staff Campaign, and oversaw the Board of Visitors. She was a founding member and former chair of the Technology in Business Schools Roundtable (TBSr). At Penn State, she was also a founding member and first chair of the IT Leadership Council. She has presented at annual meetings of the AACSB, Educause, and TBSr. Ginger graduated from Penn State with a Master of Business Administration degree and earned Bachelor of Science dual degrees in Accounting and Agriculture Business Management. She also is part owner of the Weaver Family Farm, a large, family-owned, dairy operation where she directs the capital investments and oversees the fiscal management.