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Team and Leadership

Stuart McGuigan

Mr. Stuart McGuigan

Chief Information Officer, Department of State

Mr. Stuart McGuigan, a member of the Senior Executive Service, was named Chief Information Officer for the U.S. Department of State enterprise on March 25, 2019. As Chief Information Officer (CIO), he establishes the strategic direction of technology at the Department. This strategy encompasses the development and implementation of cybersecurity management, IT modernization, and IT service delivery to all Department offices, including the 277 overseas posts. He oversees the Department’s IT budget of approximately $2.4 billion.

Mr. McGuigan joined the Department of State from Johnson & Johnson where he was Vice President and CIO with global responsibility for Information Technology strategy and operations. Working closely with business leadership, he was responsible for accelerating the pace of technology innovation for enabling patients, providers, and consumers; delivering key business improvement programs; and driving overall technology effectiveness. Mr. McGuigan joined Johnson & Johnson in April 2012. Prior to Johnson & Johnson, Mr. McGuigan was Senior Vice President and CIO for CVS Caremark, the largest pharmacy healthcare provider in the United States. In that role, Mr. McGuigan was responsible for the company’s Information Systems and Technology Operations, including information technology strategy, application development, and technology infrastructure.

Prior to that, Mr. McGuigan was Senior Vice President and CIO for Liberty Mutual Insurance Group, responsible for the company’s Information Systems and Technology Operations, including application development, technology infrastructure, and publishing services. Before joining Liberty Mutual, he was Senior Vice President for Information Services for Medco Health Solutions, where he was responsible for key business and IT operations. Stuart also held key positions in a number of technology and business areas, including marketing research, product management, and e-Commerce.

Mr. McGuigan earned Master of Science and Master of Philosophy degrees in the Cognitive Science program at Yale University and has a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from Fairfield University. He is a Member of the Advisory Board for Golden Gate University’s new Master of Science in Business Analytics program.

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