CDS Global CIO, VP of Product Management Recognized as Woman of Innovation

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CDS Global announces that Kristin Runyan, chief information officer and vice president of Product Management at the organization, has been recognized by the Technology Association of Iowa as a Woman of Innovation in the Large Company Innovation and Leadership category.

Women of Innovation award winner Kristin Runyan, CIO and VP, Product Management at CDS Global  (left) with Dawn Ainger, president and CEO at Genova Technologies (right).

Women of Innovation award winner Kristin Runyan, CIO and VP, Product Management at CDS Global (left) with Dawn Ainger, president and CEO at Genova Technologies (right).

I’m humbled to be selected from among so many talented women in leadership and would like to recognize all of my colleagues at CDS Global who collectively work toward realizing this vision every day.

CDS Global announces that Kristin Runyan, chief information officer and vice president of Product Management at the organization, has been recognized by the Technology Association of Iowa as a Woman of Innovation in the Large Company Innovation and Leadership category.

The 2011 Pioneer Hi-Bred Iowa Women of Innovation Awards honor women leaders in science, technology and engineering and recognize women in Iowa’s workforce who are pioneers and role models in their fields. Finalists represented a range of backgrounds, including teachers, researchers, technologists, vice presidents, presidents, CIOs and CEOs, among other titles.

“CDS Global is proud of Kristin’s accomplishments at our organization, and I am pleased to hear that she was recognized as a 2011 award recipient by the Technology Association of Iowa,” says Malcolm Netburn, chairman and CEO at CDS Global. “She has not only helped CDS Global enhance our software development through Agile methodologies, but also positioned CDS Global as a thought leader among developers in the greater Des Moines business community. We value her contribution to our organization’s continued success.”

“It’s truly an honor to be selected as a recipient of the Women of Innovation Award,” says Kristin Runyan, chief information officer and vice president of Product Management at CDS Global. “The mission of the Technology Association of Iowa – to strengthen Iowa’s technology ecosystem – is something that we try to model every day at CDS Global. We’re committed to being a forward thinking, technology-driven company. I’m humbled to be selected from among so many talented women in leadership and would like to recognize all of my colleagues at CDS Global who collectively work toward realizing this vision every day.”

“These women – the finalists as well as the winners – are advancing Iowa’s reputation in the world as a place where innovation is fostered and where women’s contributions matter,” says Leann Jacobsen, Technology Association of Iowa president.

About CDS Global

CDS Global is a leading provider of outsourced business solutions to multiple industries, delivering an array of innovative and flexible eCommerce, order management, fulfillment, payment processing and marketing services. By maximizing the value of data, CDS Global effectively manages its clients’ interactions with their customers and creates a positive impact on the bottom line of its clients.

CDS Global is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hearst Corporation, one of the nation's largest diversified media companies. Corporate headquarters are located in Des Moines, Iowa, with offices across Iowa and in Arizona, New York, Pennsylvania, Texas, Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom. Learn more at http://www.cds-global.com.

About Technology Association of Iowa

Technology Association of Iowa (TAI) is a member-based, not-for-profit organization accelerating the success of Iowa’s technology industry. TAI creates and sustains a positive environment for technology-based economic growth and job creation through innovation, advocacy and leadership. TAI members include organizations of every size, involved in virtually every aspect of technology creation, production, application and education in Iowa. To learn more, go to http://www.TechnologyIowa.org.

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