Carol deWitt

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DeWitt_CarolCarol deWitt

BI-LO
CIO/Vice President of Information Technology 

Years with the company:
29 years

 

 

Educational Degrees and Volunteer/Professional Organizations:

  • BS Degree in Computer Science/Mathematics
  • Member of the Carolina’s Network of Executive Women
  • Member of National Association of Professional Women
  • Member of Women in Leadership for United Way

Mentors and how they have assisted you in your career:
I have been fortunate to have had several mentors throughout my career.  Their guidance keeps me focused on what is important to me and to my company and not dwell on the small things.

What are you most proud of in your career achievements?
I have been a leader through both difficult times and great times.  Being able to maintain a positive influence, keep the team focused on the larger picture, and interject a little fun along the way would be my greatest achievement.

Most challenging part of your job:
I wear many hats in my role.   I wear the hat of a leader, the hat of a technologist, the hat of an accountant, and often the hat of a lawyer.  These hats change as often as the business demands for technology change.   As challenging as this is, I consider the diverse nature of my job to be very rewarding.

Advise for upcoming younger executives:
Don’t be afraid to try.  If you succeed, take a moment to celebrate, then evaluate how you can get better.  If you fail, turn it into a positive and learn from it.  Build a strong professional network of diverse people and nurture it.

Hobbies:
I enjoy reading, gardening, decorative art, and caring for my numerous animals.