[Techtaffy Newsdesk]

Education solutions company Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) has appointed Brook Colangelo as Chief Information Officer (CIO). Mr. Colangelo joins the company from the executive office of the President of the United States of America, where he held the role of CIO since 2009.

Reporting to HMH President and CEO Linda Zecher, Mr. Colangelo will drive an enterprise-wide IT strategy designed to support all business units across the company. Based in HMH’s global headquarters in Boston, he will hold responsibility for core IT operations and infrastructure services across HMH’s global office network.

With over ten years’ experience in technology strategy and implementation, Mr. Colangelo joined the White House team in 2008 to spearhead the Obama-Biden transition project. Prior to that, he held several senior IT leadership roles, including within the Democratic National Convention Committee, The American Red Cross’ Hurricane Recovery Program and QRS Newmedia.

Mr. Colangelo holds an honors degree in Political Communications from the George Washington University.