Location: Sunbury, PA
Vice President and Chief Information Officer
Weis Markets, Inc. is a publicly traded food retailer operating 163 stores in Pennsylvania, Maryland, New York, New Jersey and West Virginia. “As a new member of the Weis Markets executive team, I quickly created a technology vision, developing strategies that drive business goals through the use of IT solutions,” says Shirl Stroeing, vice president and chief information officer. One example is the creation of an enterprise data warehouse and business intelligence toolset. “This solution not only focuses on the needs of today, but is sustainable, scalable and extendable for many years to come,” says Stroeing.
Fun Fact: Through its Fight Hunger program, Weis Markets generates hundreds of thousands of meals for people in need. It also donates to community-based healthcare organizations, including clinic programs benefiting women’s health and pediatric programs.
Stroeing leads an internal team of 130 technologists and manages a $32 million annual budget. “I am a member of the senior leadership team and am involved in the key aspects of operating a nearly $3 billion retail organization,” she says. “I partner with the other business leaders to create clear and effective plans and strategies for systems, data and business improvements.” As security risks in the IT realm have increased, Stroeing has worked to ensure that Weis Markets’ data and customer information are safe.
“Mentoring and coaching young professionals is a long-time passion of mine,” says Stroeing. “I am particularly focused on coaching women early in their careers and have mentored young women from various companies and industries over the past 15 years.”