Mary Sumner

CIO, Sumner Group, Inc.

Mary Sumner serves as Vice-President, Operations and Chief Information Officer for Sumner Group, Inc., a dealership network in the document imaging and IT managed services industries. In this role, she manages corporate finance, information technology, human resources, leasing processes, and administrative services. She oversees and manages enterprise architecture projects which combine people, processes and information technology to streamline, improve, and integrate business processes across the supply chain.

Mary Sumner has served as Professor of Computer Management and Information Systems and Associate Dean, School of Business, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. Prior to that, she was on the faculty of New York University. She has been responsible for building the undergraduate and graduate programs in CMIS and has taught for 35 years in the areas of management of information technology, information systems design, project management, software systems design, and enterprise systems design. She served as Program Director for the Master’s in Health Informatics at BJC Healthcare.

Dr. Sumner served as chief information officer for academic affairs and was responsible for organizing and managing information services to support the quality and effectiveness of academic programs at SIUE. In her role as Associate Dean, School of Business, she organized business/university partnerships and executive programs in IT leadership, project management, and health informatics. She taught ERP systems design and configuration using SAP at the Norwegian School of Logistics, and taught executive MBA courses in the management of information technology in Hong Kong and Singapore.

She has written seven textbooks, including college texts in Management Information Systems and Enterprise Resource Planning, and has published over forty research papers on enterprise resource planning, IT workforce issues, project management, and health informatics. Her research has appeared in Database, the Journal of Systems Management, Information and Management, the Journal of Computer Information Systems, Information Resource Management Journal, the Journal of Strategic Information Systems, and the Journal of Information Technology.

Dr. Sumner served as Conference Co-Chair, International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), and is Vice-President for Academic Affairs for the Society for Information Management (SIM). She oversees a CIO forum and participates on the Project Management Advisory Board. Her education includes a B.A. Syracuse, M.A., University of Chicago, M.A., Columbia University, and Doctorate, Rutgers University. Her certifications include Oracle Master’s and AMIA Health Informatics.