Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Recruits White House Chief Information Officer Brook Colangelo

BOSTON -- Global education leader Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) today announced the appointment of
Brook Colangelo as Chief Information Officer (CIO). Colangelo joins the Company from the Executive Office of the President of the United States of America, where he held the role of CIO since 2009.

Reporting to HMH President and CEO Linda Zecher, Colangelo will drive an enterprise-wide IT strategy designed to support all business units across the Company in delivering best-in-class educational solutions.  Based in HMH’s global headquarters in Boston, he will hold responsibility for core IT operations and infrastructure services across HMH’s global office network.

With over ten years’ experience in technology strategy and implementation, Colangelo joined the White House team in 2008 to spearhead the Obama-Biden transition project. Prior to that, he held several senior IT leadership roles, including within the Democratic National Convention Committee, The American Red Cross’ Hurricane Recovery Program and QRS Newmedia.

“We’re proud to welcome Brook to HMH.  He brings proven expertise in implementing IT infrastructure and strategic systems that will equip and enable us to deliver the best possible educational content and solutions for our customers,” said Linda Zecher, President and CEO, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. “Brook’s past IT leadership experience, particularly from his most recent role in the White House, made him the ideal candidate to fill this crucial role for HMH.”

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.

About Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt is a global learning company with the mission of changing lives by fostering passionate, curious learners. Among the world’s largest providers of pre-K–12 education solutions and one of its longest-established publishing houses, HMH combines cutting-edge research, editorial excellence and technological innovation to improve teaching and learning environments and solve complex literacy and education challenges. HMH’s interactive, results-driven education solutions are utilized by 60 million students in 120 countries, and its renowned and awarded novels, non-fiction, children's books and reference works are enjoyed by readers throughout the world. For more information, visit www.hmhco.com.