Published 01/23/12

Bryant names new CIO

Chuck LoCurtoSMITHFIELD, R.I.  (Jan. 23, 2012) -- After a national search, Bryant University has named Chuck LoCurto, former executive vice president and chief information officer of Textron Financial Corporation, its vice president for information services and chief information officer.

"Over the past decade, the University has received national recognition as a leader among academic institutions in its use of information technology - not only in the classroom but campus-wide through our green 'smarter buildings' project," said President Ronald K. Machtley, to whom LoCurto reports. "I am thrilled that Chuck, who was at the helm of a number of significant technological initiatives during his 20 years at Textron, will lead the next phase of Bryant's information and communications technology initiatives."

"I look forward to identifying information technology trends and strategies that will help Bryant meet its ambitious goals that will prepare its students to become leaders who make a positive difference around the globe," said LoCurto, who arrived at Bryant earlier this month. While at Textron, LoCurto led many growth initiatives for Textron Financial and served as the leader for the Enterprise Business Solutions team, which is responsible for supporting Textron's global enterprise applications.

 LoCurto earned an MBA from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a BSBA in finance and business from Clarion University of Pennsylvania. He achieved Textron Six Sigma Black Belt certification.