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Mark A. Stone Biography

Mark A. Stone serves as the System CIO for the Texas A&M University System. The Texas A&M University System is one of the most influential systems of higher education in the nation, with a budget of $3.8 billion. Through a statewide network of 11 universities, seven state agencies, two service units, and a comprehensive health science center, the A&M System members educate more than 131,000 students and makes more than 22 million additional educational contacts through service and outreach programs each year. Externally funded research expenditures exceed $820 million and help drive the state’s economy. With more than 28,000 faculty and staff, the A&M System has a physical presence in 250 of the state’s 254 counties and a programmatic presence in every one.

Prior to this, Mr. Stone served as the Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Safety-Kleen Systems, Inc. from August 2009 until December 2012. Mr. Stone served as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Zale Corporation from May 2005 to February 2009. Mr. Stone was with Zale Corporation for 14 years and worked in IT, Planning, Database Marketing, and Distribution. Prior to working at Zale Corporation, Mr. Stone served as the Director of Financial Operations for the Resolution Trust Corporation. Mr. Stone is a Certified Public Accountant. He holds a B.B.A. in Accounting from Baylor University and a master's in Divinity from Westminster Theological Seminary.