David A. Kieffer, who served as interim director of Enterprise Applications and director of Applications Strategy & Architect, was named senior director for Enterprise Application for the Office of the Chief Information Officer. Kieffer’s new role is effective immediately, and he succeeds Andy Jackson, who resigned in July for a commercial enterprise position.
Kieffer will be responsible for two critical lines of business within the OCIO: “Enterprise Applications” that support administrative business processes across the university and “Decision Support”, Data Warehouse, Reporting and Business Intelligence services that support decision-making throughout university. The systems supported by these teams include the PeopleSoft Finance, HR and Student Systems, the Finance and HR Data Warehouse environments, eReports, and the new eRequest, Curriculum and eTime and eLeave Systems. His team includes seven direct reports and over 90 staff.
Kieffer is a seasoned leader within the OCIO with over 23 years of service. His broad experience with administrative application solutions that have streamlined and integrated management information across the entire university positions him for success. Prior leadership positions at Ohio State included director of Applications Strategy and Architecture and director of Financial Systems. He also provided technical leadership of the Administrative Resource Management Systems project procurement team in transitioning the university to a new consolidated financial system.
"I could not be more proud to lead this organization into the future. We have a great deal of work to do to help the university move forward, and we’re ready to do just that,” said Kieffer.
He earned his bachelor’s degree in computer and information science from The Ohio State University.
CIO Kathy Starkoff said, “I extend my sincere appreciation to the search committee (Phyllis Teater, OSU Medical Center; Tom Perrine, Cardinal Health; John Hrusovsky, Quick Solutions; and OCIO’s Mike Green, Mike Hofherr, and David Taylor) for their hard work and counsel toward filling this critical position for our organization and the university.”
Kieffer’s office is located in 304 Thompson Library, and he can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.