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Carrie Lau announced as VP of IT

News Date: 
Monday, November 4, 2019

Carrie Lau started in the role of Vice President of Information Technology at Emily Griffith Technical College on Monday, November 4th, 2019.

Carrie is not only the first woman but also the first person in this brand new role at Emily Griffith.

Carrie will provide Emily Griffith with the IT leadership and strategy the institution needs. She has a strong aptitude for problem solving. And for the past 25 years, she has increased value and experience at progressive levels in the Information Technology industry. Over the years, she has focused on building, leading and mentoring high performing teams. Carrie has a history of implementing innovative technology solutions to drive business objectives, increase profitability, and improve IT performance, mitigate risk and grow efficiencies. She also has a vast understanding of relationship development, bridging the communication between senior leadership, business owners and technical talent through collaboration and influential key decision making.

"It is a thrill and honor to have Carrie Lau join the Executive Leadership Team at Emily Griffith. Carrie's extensive background in technology in the public and private sectors make her the perfect person to lead and grow our tech presence in Colorado," said Emily Griffith Executive Director Stephanie Donner. "We are so inspired by Carrie's commitment to women in technology and know she will inspire many more to join careers in technology."

Prior to taking on the Vice President of IT role at Emily Griffith, Carrie worked at Kaiser Permanente for eight years, most recently as the Director of Virtual Application Environments where she formed the first Citrix Program managed by a single leader at Kaiser Permanente. She led a team that managed a virtual environment for over 150,000 concurrent users.

Carrie has a personal connection to Emily Griffith Technical College, her father Bernd attended machinist classes at the school in the 1980s.