Vice President and Group CIO, Dell (retired)
M.S., Industrial Engineering
Andy Greenawalt retired from Dell Computer Corporation in September 2000 after a successful 24-year career in Information Technology. He served for over seven years in various capacities as Vice President and Group CIO at Dell. During this time, he managed their worldwide computing and network services, provided the environment supporting critical corporate and customer facing applications, and grew their computing and communications infrastructure through a period of 10x corporate growth.
From 1991 to 1993 he was Vice President, Processing Services at the Continuum Company in Austin, TX (now CSC Financial Services), where he acted as CIO and managed the delivery of outsourcing services to external clients. His IT career began in 1976 with Air Products and Chemicals in Allentown, PA, where he served for 15 years in several different IT and general management roles including leading their IT training and technical support functions, managing their European computing and telecommunications networks, and guiding their corporate planning process.
Andy received an M.S. in Industrial Engineering from Lehigh University in 1976 and a B.S. in Mathematics from Millersville University in 1973, both with honors. He was born and raised in Pennsylvania, and currently resides in Austin, Texas, with his wife of 41 years. Peggy is a retired teacher, current church librarian and community volunteer, and has an M.S. in Reading Education from Lehigh and a B.S. in Elementary Education and Library Science from Millersville. They have two children. Their married son, Danny, who is an honors IBE graduate from Lehigh University ('04, '05), is currently working for InterVarsity Christian Fellowship in Columbus, Ohio, and is about to enter Ohio State's MBA program. Their married daughter, Chrissy, who graduated with honors in Human and Organizational Development from Vanderbilt University, also has a M.A. in Christian Counseling from Houston Baptist University, and currently lives in Austin. Andy and Peggy have five grandchildren.
Since his retirement, Andy has directed his efforts toward various personal projects, consulting arrangements, and volunteer efforts. He has served on a number of non-profit boards, focused primarily on education. He currently chairs the board of Austin Achieve, a new open enrollment public charter school in Austin. He serves on two advisory councils at the University of Texas at Austin, and was instrumental in development and nation-wide replication of their UTeach program, which recruits and develops math and science teachers for public schools. He also chairs Lehigh's Engineering Advisory Council. In addition, his retirement allows him to vigorously pursue several hobbies including golf, cycling, skiing and travel.