Rivers named chief technology officer


Brian Rivers has been named associate vice president and chief technology officer for UAB following a national search.

Rivers, who has served as UAB’s chief information security officer since 2016 and as interim CTO since last fall, begins his new role July 1.

“UAB IT hires world-class talent, and we are delighted when opportunities arise for internal candidates who are committed to helping UAB IT reach its highest potential,” said Vice President and Chief Information Officer Curtis A. Carver Jr., Ph.D. “As we continue our strategic roadmap, Brian brings innovative ideas to help empower our campus community.”

Rivers has more than 20 years of experience in information technology and more than a decade of experience in senior leadership roles. He has held a variety of responsibilities in the areas of process control, software development, systems administration, networking, and information security. He has led a multitude of large-scale, transformative initiatives in environments ranging from higher education to 24x7 manufacturing to nationwide sales and marketing. He has always effected significant positive change through building strong relationships, creating understanding and agreement, and consistently following through on commitments.

"Information technology is empowering learning, research and patient care now more than ever," Rivers said. "This is an exciting time and I’m grateful to be a part of it."

The chief technology officer position oversees innovation and operations of technical infrastructures and applications across the enterprise as well as the management of the departments supporting infrastructure delivery, voice and data communications, and academic and administrative information systems.

 “I would like to thank the members of the search committee, led by Jason Johnson, for their hard work identifying excellent candidates for the position,” Carver said.

Members of the search committee included Johnson, executive director for IT client success; Ken Pruitt, assistant vice president for IT applications; Rachel Moorehead, executive director for infrastructure and operations; Dr. Lauretta Gerrity, senior associate vice president for research administration; Dr. Stephen Yoder, associate vice provost for academic administration; Tim McMinn, assistant vice president for financial affairs; and Joan Hicks, chief information officer for the UAB Health System.

Last modified on June 28, 2018