CIO Symposium Contributor


Brook Colangelo


Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Symposium Roles

Speaker/Panelist 2014


An experienced turnaround agent and former CIO to the Executive Office of the President of the United States, Colangelo now supports the technology-fueled transformation of K-12 learning in his role at HMH. Reporting to President and CEO Linda Zecher, Colangelo leads HMH’s Technology Group, driving an IT strategy to support the nimble delivery of innovative digital content and learning solutions. Prior to joining HMH in January 2013, Colangelo was CIO for the Executive Office of the President (EOP), managing the enterprise technology that supports the White House and President of the United States. Since his appointment in 2009, Colangelo drove a turnaround in performance and productivity through a strategic plan to stabilize, mobilize and optimize the EOP’s IT infrastructure. Colangelo and his team deployed the first-ever disaster recovery data center and rebuilt the content management system of
Colangelo holds an honors degree in Political Communications from The George Washington University. He has been recognized for exceptional information technology leadership in Computerworld’s 2012 Premier 100 IT Leaders, Federal Computer Week’s The Federal 100, and InformationWeek’s The Government CIO 50 lists.