The Book Standard reports that Susan Harwood has joined Borders as chief information officer, an appointment that was briefly announced along with the resignation of Cedric Vanzura. Harwood, who will report to CEO George Jones, comes from Books-A-Million, where she served as vice president of information technology.
“Technology is central to our mission to be a headquarters for knowledge and entertainment,” Jones said. “Susan is a proven leader with decades of experience in information technology and in the retail book business. After a comprehensive search, we are delighted to have Susan guiding our IT team and helping to lead the company toward the successful execution of our strategic plan for the future of Borders Group.”