As CIO of American Family Life (Madison, Wis., $10 billion in assets) Byrne Chapman already spends a large part of his time providing people with the support they need to be successful, but he has found even more time for a charity devoted to promoting the health and welfare of children.
In 1999 Chapman became a board member of the Madison Ronald McDonald House, which provides a home-away-from-home to families of children undergoing treatment at nearby hospitals, among other children's health and well-being programs.
Chapman first became aware of the organization through fellow American Family employees who volunteered. "I was impressed by their personal commitment," he recalls. "They routinely spent Sunday afternoons working there cooking, doing laundry and helping with general house duties."
Chapman saw a way of making his own contribution. "After spending a little time at the house it was apparent that the technology was dated," he relates. "I knew this was something I could easily help with, so I enlisted the support of a number of technology vendors to upgrade the chapter's technology."
Chapman has since served as a member of the chapter's finance committee, helping to expose the House to the budget and expense disciplines characteristic of a large organization.
Anthony O'Donnell has covered technology in the insurance industry since 2000, when he joined the editorial staff of Insurance & Technology. As an editor and reporter for I&T and the InformationWeek Financial Services of TechWeb he has written on all areas of information ... View Full Bio