Press Release
CDW Names Elizabeth Connelly Chief Human Resources Officer
November 29, 2018

LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill., November 29, 2018 – CDW (Nasdaq: CDW), announced today that Elizabeth H. Connelly will join CDW as chief human resources officer (CHRO) and senior vice president, coworker services, at the end of December. She will be a member of CDW’s executive committee.

Connelly joins CDW from J.P. Morgan Chase where she most recently served as managing director and head of the Healthcare, Higher Education and Not-for-Profit Commercial Banking business. With more than 30 years of experience managing a spectrum of complex businesses and delivering consistently strong results, Connelly brings a broad base of knowledge to CDW and a track record of being a strategic and decisive leader. She is highly regarded in the Chicago business community and recognized for her ability to identify and recruit talent, build high-performing teams and foster best-in-class culture and work practices.

“Liz is an incredibly talented and agile business executive. Her breadth of profit-and-loss experience and passion for leadership will be valuable as we continue to cultivate our talent, skills, tools and culture to ensure we execute on our strategic priorities, serve our customers better than anyone and deliver meaningful, profitable growth,” said Christine A. Leahy, chief revenue officer, CDW, and incoming CEO as of January 1, 2019. “Hallmarks of Liz’s success have been her ability to thrive in new environments and empower teams to deliver results – skills that will make her a great CHRO for CDW.”

About CDW
CDW is a leading multi-brand technology solutions provider to business, government, education and healthcare organizations in the United States, the United Kingdom and Canada. A Fortune 500 company with multi-national capabilities, CDW was founded in 1984 and employs more than 8,900 coworkers. For the trailing twelve months ended September 30, 2018, the company generated net sales of approximately $16 billion. For more information about CDW, please visit

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