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K-C names new chief information officer



Published January 22, 2013
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Kimberly-Clark has named Jennifer Sepull as the company's chief information officer and vice president of IT Services, reporting to Mark Buthman, senior vice president and chief financial officer.

Sepull joins Kimberly-Clark from American Honda Motor Co., Inc., Honda's North American headquarters, based in Torrance, CA, where she served as vice president and CIO of the Information Systems Division, a large team supporting Honda's $50 billion business in the Americas. Sepull also served as a member of the Honda Global Information Systems Management Board. She has been recognized by a CIO peer group as a top-10 "breakaway" leader because of her impact in leading IT innovation.

Before joining Honda, Sepull was a principal in the automotive consulting services practice of IBM, and she also pursued several entrepreneurial ventures earlier in her career. Sepull earned her bachelor's and juris doctor degrees from Chapman University in Orange, Calif., and also has pursued other studies at Harvard University and Cambridge University in the UK.

"I believe Jennifer's engaging style, combined with her leadership experiences, will be a great fit as we continue to build talent and transformative capabilities in our organization, as well as prioritize and drive cost savings that will in turn enable greater investment in new capabilities," Buthman says. "Her experiences communicating and building strong relationships abroad bring a valuable perspective as we build our international business and develop relationships with delivery partners."