CIO Symposium Contributor

Thomas Nealon



Symposium Roles

CIO Award Winner 2010
CIO Award Judge 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015


Tom is the Group Executive Vice President (Ret), with responsibility for Information Technology,, Corporate Strategy and Planning, and Digital Ventures. Tom joined JCPenney as Executive Vice President & Chief Information Officer in 2006. Prior to JCPenney, Tom was a partner with The Feld Group and served as the Senior Vice President & Chief Information Officer at Southwest Airlines. Prior to this, he was the CIO at Frito-Lay, a division of PepsiCo. Tom received the 2010 MIT Sloan CIO Symposium Award for Innovation Leadership and was recognized by Information Week as a “Premiere 100 CIO’” in 2006. Tom received a Bachelor of Science degree from Villanova University and an MBA from the University of Dallas.