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Mark Showers - '77 BA Mathematics/Chemistry

CIO - Monsanto Corporation

Mark Showers is the Chief Information Officer of Monsanto Corporation. He has risen through the ranks at Monsanto during his 25 years there, and is currently responsible for the strategic direction of the company's information technology resources, along with operations of information technology functions on a day-to-day basis.

mark showersIn 2007, Showers was named one of the Premier 100 Leaders in Information Technology by Computerworld Magazine. He has been recognized by St. Louis Commerce Magazine as one of the top CIOs in the St. Louis region. In 2006, Showers was a speaker at the CIO 100 Symposium & Awards Ceremony. Showers serves as the chairman of the St. Louis Coalition for Information Technology, the board chairman for the Technology Entrepreneur Center, a member of the Innovate St. Louis board of directors, and several advisory boards at Washington University.

He also serves on the SIUE Foundation Board of Directors, and the Advisory Board for the SIUE School of Business. He is a member of the inaugural class of the SIUE Alumni Hall of Fame.

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