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Elizabeth Hackenson

Elizabeth Hackenson, SVP and Chief Information Officer, Senior Vice President of Technology and Services and Chief Information Officer (CIO)

Elizabeth brings more than 30 years of experience leading technology operations and initiatives across large-scale, complex organizations to AES. Under Elizabeth’s leadership, her team is focused on contributing to bottom line results by assisting our businesses to extend their platforms and to meet changing customer demands as well as by supporting our internal clients with innovative and sustainable solutions. She is responsible for shared services to include IT, cybersecurity, insurance programs and internal audit. In 2014, Elizabeth was inducted into the CIO Hall of Fame and her team has won numerous IT and cybersecurity awards.

Prior to joining AES in 2008, Elizabeth led technology operations for Alcatel-Lucent with responsibility for information and communications systems and e-business platforms. She previously served in a variety of senior technology management positions, working in the delivery of information technology services to create new products and support business needs across corporate-wide enterprises at several Fortune 100 technology and services companies including MCI, British Telecom (Concert), AOL (UUNET) and EDS. Elizabeth was recognized as one of the top 100 premier IT leaders by ComputerWorld in 2005 and one of the top 200 female executives by The Washington Post in 2004. Information Week ranked the department she led as one of the top 100 for IT leadership.

Elizabeth earned her degree in Applied Sciences from New York State University. She is a member of the Board for several AES companies including Dayton Power and Light, AES Chivor and AES Cochrane. She also serves as a Strategic Advisor to the Paladin Group and a board member of the Greater Washington Board of Trade.