CIO Executive Council
Pam Stenson is President of the CIO Executive Council, charged with growing this community of the senior-most IT leaders across the world for the purpose of harnessing their thought leadership to evolve the IT profession. Pam manages the Council team to ensure world-class service delivery, sets the strategic direction of the organization, and works intimately with the Council’s member leadership and board of advisors.
Pam has over 20 years of experience in IT and has been a valuable part of the Council team since February of 2007. Since being named the general manager in February of 2009, she has also aligned her personal passions as the chair of the Council’s Youth in IT and Executive Women in IT member-working groups and serves as a board member for the ITWomen.org.
Before joining the Council team, Pam spent 14 years at MCI beginning in the late 1980s, earning a reputation as a passionate, high-energy leader. During the early days of Qwest Communications, Pam was asked to start up the Northeast Global Accounts Division where she spent five very successful years before returning to the new, emerging MCI as vice president of Northeast Sales and Service. Pam led the organization to an all-time revenue high, managing her team from bankruptcy through to MCI’s sale to Verizon.
Ms. Stenson was named president of the CIO Executive Council in October of 2013 joining her executive colleagues to form the IDG Communications Leadership Team, reporting directly to Michael Friedenberg, CEO, IDG Communications Worldwide. She is the 2013 recipient of the prestigious IDG Communications Entrepreneur of the Year award.