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The National Student Clearinghouse Announces Tony Chiles as Chief Technology and Information Officer

HERNDON, VA (MARCH 21, 2024) – The National Student Clearinghouse announced today that Tony Chiles will serve as Chief Technology and Information Officer (CTIO) to lead the organization’s data and technology teams. In addition, Tony will directly oversee the organization’s digital transformation to become a primary trusted data source for the nation’s education and workforce data ecosystem.

“We are pleased to welcome Tony to the Clearinghouse leadership team,” said Rick Torres, president and CEO of the National Student Clearinghouse. “Tony’s career has spanned decades working in data-intensive environments at some of the most well-known corporations and technology brands. He has deep experience in technology and operations, specifically within cloud transformation, digital transformation, data, and application development. His leadership and experience will be a tremendous asset as we bring the data ecosystem into the future to support our stakeholders. He has joined a team of dedicated, mission-driven professionals.”

“I am honored to join such a great organization as the Clearinghouse, whose education and workforce data services are second to none, and I am looking forward to the opportunity to drive disruptive innovation that will accelerate the Clearinghouse’s mission to democratize data,” Tony Chiles, the National Student Clearinghouse Chief Technology and Information Officer said. “There is potential to have an even greater, exponential impact on communities nationwide, and I am truly grateful for the opportunity to be a part of the team who brings the vision to fruition.”

As CTIO, Tony will play a significant role in defining and implementing a technology strategic vision aligned with the organization’s growth, performance goals and five-year strategic vision. He will help define and execute the company’s technology strategy, including adopting microservices, incorporating traditional and generative AI and other modern architectural paradigms, and managing the journey to the Cloud.

Before joining the National Student Clearinghouse, Chiles served as Chief Information Officer at the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, Inc. Prior to that, he held the role of Vice President of Cloud, Cybersecurity and DevSecOps at CGI Federal Inc. Before CGI, he was Chief Information Officer at the American Diabetes Association, and Deputy Chief Information Officer at the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Chiles also spent 14 years at Aol serving in a variety of executive leadership roles, building and leading both domestic and international teams, and driving enterprise-wide digital transformation and data strategy.

Chiles earned a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from the University of Maryland and holds a patent award as lead inventor on “a technique for automatically updating software stored on a client computer in a networked client-server environment.”

About the National Student Clearinghouse®

The National Student Clearinghouse, a nonprofit formed in 1993, is the trusted source for and leading provider of higher education verifications and electronic education record exchanges. Besides working with nearly 3,600 postsecondary institutions, the Clearinghouse also provides thousands of high schools and districts with continuing collegiate enrollment, progression, and completion statistics on their alumni. For more details, visit studentclearinghouse.org.


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