Blackbaud, Inc. has announced the appointment of Mary Beth Westmoreland to the role of chief technology officer.

As chief technology officer, Westmoreland’s scope expands from senior vice president of product development for mass market solutions to now include leadership of Blackbaud’s worldwide technology strategy and planning across the company’s entire solution portfolio. This includes the development of strategic infrastructure and software to support Blackbaud’s innovative new cloud capabilities.

Westmoreland has worked at Blackbaud since 2008. Many innovations have come to market under her leadership, including the delivery of the company’s newest and highly-lauded cloud suite, the NXT Solution Line, its cloud architecture, and other breakthrough initiatives that will be announced at bbcon next week. Westmoreland has also been leading Blackbaud’s architecture governance counsel for the last year.

Westmoreland will remain a member of Blackbaud’s Executive Leadership Team, and will continue to report to Kevin McDearis, executive vice president of research, delivery and operations. “Mary Beth has a proven track record of collaboration across the company to build innovative, value-added software solutions for the global philanthropic community,” said McDearis. “She wants what’s right for clients and always pushes us to be better. The result has been a set of breakthrough innovations over the last 12 months—some of the biggest our company has ever seen. I’m confident that her promotion to an expanded leadership role as chief technology officer will only increase our pace of innovation and execution, which is a huge win for both our clients and our partner network.”

Prior to Blackbaud, Westmoreland served as vice president of research and development for Ipswitch, Inc. and manager of Enterprise and Technical Systems at Westinghouse Savannah River Company. She serves as an officer on the board of the South Carolina Make-a-Wish Foundation.  She is also actively involved in local STEM programs, Women in Technology initiatives and numerous Computer Science Advisory Boards. 

“I’m honored to work with such an incredibly talented team of engineers to drive a new era of innovation, user experience, architecture and cloud strategy at Blackbaud,” said Westmoreland. “It’s an exciting time for the entire IT industry, and we’re innovating at Blackbaud to develop new agile, scalable, open and integrated cloud solutions in ways that were unthinkable years ago.  As an engineer, there is nothing better than leveraging the best technology offers to develop amazing solutions for clients who are changing the world.”


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