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Ruth A. Harenchar

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Chief Information Officer

Local Address: New York, New York, United States
1156 15Th Street, NW, Suite 1201
Washington Dc , District of Columbia 20005
United States

Company Description: AJC is the world's leading Jewish non-government organization (NGO) engaged in international diplomacy. In Houston, home to the third largest diplomatic corps (80+...   more

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • B.A.
    U of I-Chicago Campus
  • M.P.H.
    Northwestern Univ. Medical School
  • Master of Science , Technology Management program
    Columbia University
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NBT Leadership - NBT Associates website, 18 May 2014 [cached]
Ruth Harenchar (347) 563-7377 or email:
Ruth Harenchar is a senior IT executive, strategist, and change agent. he has served as Interim CIO and Interim VP of Consulting/Technology Services at three privately-held companies. Ruth has also served as an IT Strategist at two Fortune 50 companies.
Ruth has been a CIO at two companies - The Hobart West Group, a privately-held provider of legal document support services; and at Bowne & Company, Inc., a publicly-traded Fortune 1000 global financial printer. Seminal accomplishments included co-developing two trademarked technology based typesetting processes (XMark™ and BowneFax™) which delivered significant increases to enterprise profitability. Her work on BowneFax™ also included co-inventing with Heidelberg a new high-speed digital fax process that is 600% faster with 50% better resolution than traditional fax.
Ruth joined Bowne from the global professional services firm of Ernst & Young LLP, where she served as Partner/Director of IT Account Management Services. Previously, she served for many years in a wide range of management positions with Electronic Data Systems (EDS), the leading global information technology services company.
Ruth is a recognized expert in the IT industry. Most recently her expertise in green/clean technology was highlighted when she was a featured speaker at a United Nations conference on sustainable development. She has been quoted on numerous topics in InformationWeek,Optimize,NetworkWorld,InfoWorld,ComputerWeekly,CIO Decisions and elsewhere. - Audio Conference Vendor, and Web Conference Vendor Guide., 6 Dec 2004 [cached]
"At Bowne, we pride ourselves in the innovative application of technology to serve our customers and meet our business goals," said Ruth Harenchar, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Bowne & Co.
Seamless NWS Inc, 17 May 2013 [cached]
Ruth Harenchar Seamless NWS Inc
Ruth Harenchar, Director of Investor Relations Ruth is VP of Technology Services at GalaxE.Solutions, a privately-held company providing proprietary application solutions. Ruth joined GalaxE.Solutions from her strategic consulting agency, Spire Solutions Group. Previously, Ruth was CIO at The Hobart West Group, a privately-held provider of legal document support services and at Bowne & Company., Inc., a publicly-traded global financial printer. Ruth joined Bowne from the global professional services firm of Ernst & Young LLP. Previously, she served with EDS, the leading global information technology services company. Quoted in InformationWeek, Optimize, NetworkWorld, InfoWorld, ComputerWeekly, CIO Decisions and elsewhere, Ruth has also been featured in two books -- Secrets of 6 Figure Women & Mother Leads Best. She is an emeritus member of the InformationWeek Advisory Board. Ruth won a Wharton/Infosys Innovation Award and been recognized by the Corporate Executive Board as an Exemplar of Balanced Scorecard/aligning IT with business strategy.
RUTH HARENCHAR, Chief ..., 10 Dec 2013 [cached]
RUTH HARENCHAR, Chief Information Officer, 2010. Ruth directs AJC's Information Technology (IT). After 17 years with Electronic Data Systems, she held executive positions at Ernst & Young, Bowne & Co., Hobart West Group, and Spire Solutions Group. Ruth earned a B.A. from the University of Illinois, an M.P.H. from Northwestern University Medical School. She has been an Adjunct Professor for the M.S. Technology Management Program at Columbia University. Before becoming an I.T. professional she worked as an epidemiologist on the Northwestern faculty.
Empowering Today's Professionals - Executive Team, 15 May 2014 [cached]
Rod Colon * Ruth Harenchar * Carl E. Reid
Ruth Harenchar, Chief Networking Officer
A veteran C-level executive, Ruth Harenchar brings the advantage and expertise of 30 years of business and non-profit board experience. She also brings her passions for excellence and building a better world through business and non-profit leadership. Ruth’s specialty is strategic thinking. “Ruth’s strategic acumen is not a skill that can be taught. It is a … a special perspective on the world at large. This perspective allows Ruth to see patterns where others simply see complexity. … Ruth … is able to see around the next corner.†Having received formal and on-the-job training from numerous and diverse success icons such as billionaire Ross Perot, quality guru Edward Deming, and leadership expert Peter SengeundefinedRuth provides transformative insights and inspires confidence.
Ruth believes that both the planet and the people who live on it need nurturing.
Applying the Power of Networking Technologies An avid supporter of the ETP Network and Rod Colon personally, Ruth was also on the leading edge of new networking technologies through her board and Investor Relations Officer roles with Seamless NWS, Inc. â€" a start up venture for new networking tools.
Ruth is a B.A. graduate of U of I-Chicago Campus and an M.P.H. graduate of Northwestern Univ. Medical School (NU). She was a faculty member of the NU Med School and co-authored scientific articles on cardiac epidemiology. As a leading Chief Information Officer (CIO), she has been quoted in CIO Decisions, InformationWeek, Optimize, NetworkWorld, InfoWorld, ComputerWeekly, and elsewhere on a variety of technology and leadership issues. She is an emeritus member of the InformationWeek Advisory Board. She served for 17 years on the NU College of Engineering Advisory Council (MAC) where she was the first woman Chairman. Out of over 18,000 women graduates, she was appointed to the NU President’s Council of 100 Executive Women. She is also currently an executive mentor in the Columbia Univ. School of Continuing Education. Ruth has been featured in 2 books â€" Secrets of 6 Figure Women & Mother Leads Best.
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