McCormack Baron Salazar welcomes Tricia Copeland as Chief Information Officer
McCormack Baron Salazar (MBS) is pleased to announce that Tricia Copeland has joined the firm as Chief Information Officer (CIO). In this newly-created role, Copeland will direct the planning and implementation of enterprise IT systems in support of business operations in order to improve cost effectiveness, service quality, and business development. She will evaluate existing technologies and processes and develop strategies for adopting new solutions for challenges. Copeland’s role will extend across all McCormack Baron companies as she identifies, defines, and grows the company’s use of technology as a business differentiator and value driver. She will be responsible for all aspects of the organization’s information technology and systems, including managing the IT department, technology help desk and external consultants.
“With more than 20 years’ experience in information technology and business administration, Tricia brings vision and leadership experience in the development and implementation of technology initiatives to McCormack Baron,” said Vincent R. Bennett, President and CEO of McCormack Baron Salazar. “We look forward to her expertise as she implements effective IT solutions across the company.”
Copeland comes to MBS from Magellan Health, where she managed a $5 million budget and oversaw the information technology end user experience for all Magellan associates. Prior to joining Magellan Health, Copeland worked at First Bank, St. Louis, as Vice President, Director of Risk Management and chaired First Bank’s operation risk committee.
Copeland holds a Master of Business Administration degree and a Master of Information Management degree from Washington University in St. Louis and a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Truman State University. She is a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) and is certified in Control Governance of Enterprise Information Technology (CGEIT).