Paul Haisman is currently Chief Information Officer (CIO) for Rotary International and the Rotary Foundation leading a global team of nearly 200 staff supporting eight international offices, 1.4 million members, and 46,000 clubs located in over 200 countries. He recently helped Rotary successfully migrate from a legacy ERP to a modern cloud solution and is currently leading a digital transformation strategy. Previously, Paul was CIO for the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons where he provided leadership to develop their first national patient registry, further leveraging modern cloud solutions to grow to over 1,000,000 patient procedures and 800 participating healthcare institutions within the first two years. Paul’s broad experience includes technology leadership roles in start-ups and mid-sized organizations in for-profit and non-profit sectors. His passion for technology and entrepreneurial mindset has proven valuable throughout his career. He is an active member of SIM Chicago, serves on several technology executive leadership and advisory councils, and a former Committee Member and Scout Master for Boy Scout Troop 166.
Paul has a computer science degree (B.Sc.) from Illinois State University and an MBA from Johnson School of Business at Hodges University. In 2013, he received the Academy of Achievement Award from the College of Applied Science and Technology (CAST) at Illinois State University for demonstrating a career of thought leadership. Paul also holds a utility patent from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) as a solo inventor for an innovative playground design and structure.
When not working, Paul enjoys tackling home improvement projects, going for a run, spending time outdoors, and discovering new places to fly as a certified private pilot. Paul lives in suburban Chicago with his wife and two teenage children.