Gerry Lewis serves Ascension as Senior Vice President and CIO, Ascension, President and CEO for AIS. He also is a member of the AIS Executive Council and Ascension Leadership Community Council.
Prior to his current position, Gerry served as AIS Vice President of IT Strategy and Business Development, leading efforts focused on aligning and deploying information technology (IT) strategies designed to transform and drive clinical and business initiatives. This work responds to an industry and organizational desire for speed (velocity of implementation/operationalization) and scale (architectural/economic). Teams under Gerry’s leadership have developed enterprise data management and analytical, mobility, enterprise architecture and digital media capabilities in support of Ascension initiatives.
Earlier in his Ascension career, Gerry served as Regional Chief Information Officer for the former AIS West region, and as Chief Information Officer for the Seton Healthcare Family in Austin, Texas. He also has held various leadership roles at Dell Inc. and Compaq Computer Corp., and served as an analyst with the Central Intelligence Agency.
Gerry earned a master’s degree in business administration from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas, and a bachelor’s degree from The University of Texas at Austin. He has completed the Ascension Executive Management Formation program.
Gerry lives in St. Louis with his wife, Debra. He has two daughters, who reside in Arizona and Utah. He enjoys trail and marathon running and hiking.
Updated December 2018