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Jana Branham was recently promoted to the position of Chief Information Officer at ACH Food Companies. ACH markets, sells, and produces a variety of cooking oils and other food ingredients, such as cornstarch, syrup, spices, and sauces. Some well-known brands include Mazola, Argo corn starch, Fleischmann's yeast, Karo syrup, and Spice Islands seasonings. ACH caters to the retail, industrial food and foodservice industries in the US, Canada, Puerto Rico and Mexico.
Jana began her IT career at IBM in Knoxville, TN, where she was trained as a Customer Engineer repairing equipment…she still has her blue lab coat and tool case. She then went on to become an AS/400 Systems Engineer performing installation and support services. A customer eventually hired her away from IBM and she began her management journey in IT. Prior to joining ACH, Jana held positions at Hilton Worldwide developing an in-house High Speed Internet program for over 3,000 hotels, and International Paper where she spent 11 years managing infrastructure, data warehousing and SAP supply chain implementations.
Jana graduated from Austin Peay State University, located in Clarksville, TN with a Bachelors of Business Administration. Since joining the Society for Information Management in 2002, Jana has been an activememberserving in various leadership positions. She is currently serving on the Memphis Chapter Board of Directors as co-chair ofMembership. Prior to that, Jana served as Community Outreach Chair between 2007 and 2009, Memphis Strategy Series Sponsorship Committee Chair for five years, and Sponsorship Chair for SIMposium 2007.