As we strive for continuous improvement and implement innovative technology solutions which will assist in maximizing philanthropy, we recently completed a thorough review of our UR information strategy and the underlying organizational structure. This review concluded that certain aspects of the post OAD split structure were not fostering the level of productivity and innovation which we had hoped for.
As a result , we have elected to recombine our existing Strategic Applications and Information Strategy groups under the leadership of Carleen Quinlan. The newly formed unit will now be known as the Strategic Applications and Business Intelligence group. This contingent has already taken steps to enhance our prioritization process, allocate our IT resources more effectively, and manage projects centrally. We are also confident that the united structure gives us the best opportunity to intensify innovation, heighten collaboration, manage volume, speed delivery and ensure alignment with our strategic imperatives.
While now reporting to Carleen, Cheryl Prentice will lead a variety of special projects while concurrently partnering with the Annual Giving and Strategic Marketing team on its business intelligence and applications. Cheryl has been a catalyst in this restructuring effort and has shown tremendous leadership in effecting these important changes.
I am indebted to the various partners who selflessly invested their time in this strategic review and also want to acknowledge the newly combined team for their willingness to embrace a revised approach. Effective Monday, August 31st, the team will be co-located on the 10th floor of Grace Hall. Lastly, please join me in thanking Carleen for accepting this challenging role and inspiring her new cohort. I look forward to the opportunities ahead!