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Lockton names IT entrepreneur, Byron Clymer, chief information officer

Fortune 500 business and technology leader to propel Lockton’s digital transformation

Byron Clymer, Chief Information OfficerKANSAS CITY, Mo., Dec. 12, 2018 – Lockton has named Byron Clymer, chief information officer. Clymer will oversee strategic information technology initiatives to meet the future needs of Associates and clients. Clymer will report to Said Taiym, chief digital officer.

“We’re excited to welcome Byron to Lockton,” said Taiym. “This is an important time in Lockton’s history as we continue to invest in technology solutions to better meet the needs of our clients and our Associates. Byron is a dynamic CIO with a diverse background. His outside perspective and solutions-oriented approach in leading large-scale IT transformations and initiatives make him the right person to help fuel Lockton’s growth.”

Clymer is an IT professional with 25 years of technology, leadership and management experience spanning the spectrum of IT from software engineering to infrastructure operations.  

“Byron brings a Fortune 500 background and unique expertise in IT, business operations and management that will give him the ability to connect with teams throughout Lockton,” said Peter Clune, US president and chief operating officer. “His experience across a wide range of industries implementing short-term solutions and long-term strategies will be critical to Lockton’s transformation and growth.”

In 2016, Clymer started Approach Logic consulting services to help new and seasoned business leaders navigate the IT industry and transform to meet the needs of an evolving technology environment. Previously, he served as CIO for FreightQuote.com, overseeing strategy, operations and support of the transportation leader’s technology platforms, including e-commerce, creating significant new revenue opportunities. Clymer also served as vice president - IT operations at CenturyLink and EMBARQ.

Byron holds a master’s degree in computer science from the University of Nebraska and a bachelor’s degree in physics from Nebraska Wesleyan University. 

Byron and his wife, Darcy, live in Overland Park, with their two sons. They enjoy attending the boy’s sporting activities and doing all things outdoors.

About Lockton
Lockton is a global professional services firm with 7,000 Associates who advise clients on protecting their people, property and reputations. Lockton has grown rapidly by helping clients achieve their objectives. For ten consecutive years, Business Insurance magazine has recognized Lockton as a "Best Place to Work in Insurance."

    
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