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Jamie Miller has been named senior vice president and chief information officer (CIO) at GE. Ms. Miller, 44, will report to Jeff Immelt, GE chairman and CEO. She will be based at GE global headquarters in Fairfield, CT.

Jeff Immelt: As a company doing business in nearly 160 countries, we have seen the growing strategic importance of information technology in enabling efficient operations and business processes. Jamie is the right person to lead this effort.

Ms. Miller previously was vice president, controller and chief accounting officer for GE, where she led a globally distributed GE controllership team comprised of about 3,500 accountants. Prior to joining GE in 2008, she served as the senior vice president, chief accounting officer and controller of WellPoint.

Ms. Miller was also a partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers, where she served in a number of roles including Financial Services leader for the Chicago practice. Ms. Miller also served as vice president, corporate controller and chief accounting officer at Genworth Financial (formerly GE Financial Assurance).

Ms. Miller graduated from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, in 1990 with a B.S. degree in Accountancy. She is a Certified Public Accountant and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

In the CIO role, Ms. Miller succeeds Charlene Begley, who has taken a leave of absence for personal health reasons.