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Other examples of C-level job positions

Some C-suite positions are fairly uncommon, appearing only briefly, in certain industries or in only a handful of companies. Such positions often fade away unceremoniously when responsibilities are folded into other positions. They include:

Chief analytics officer (CAO). The CAO is responsible for data analysis within an organization.

Chief experience officer (CXO). The CXO ensures positive interactions with an organization’s external customers.

Chief green officer (CGO). The CGO is tasked with all aspects of making an organization environmentally friendly. This includes energy-efficient construction, e-cycling and e-waste mitigation, recycling, LEED compliance, meeting OSHA standards and clean production.

Chief IT architect (CITA). The CITA is responsible for solving integration problems and syncing technology frameworks across the organization’s business units. Depending upon the organization, the chief architect may oversee and coordinate the efforts of other technology-specific architects, including the chief security architect, the chief data architect, the chief mobile architect and the chief cloud architect.

Chief knowledge officer (CKO). The CKO is responsible for gathering, organizing, sharing and analyzing an organization’s knowledge in terms of resources, documents and people skills.

Chief learning officer (CLO). The CLO ensures that a company’s corporate learning program and strategy supports its overall business goals.

Chief medical information officer (CMIO). The CMIO serves as the bridge between medical and IT departments at a healthcare organization.

Chief privacy officer (CPO). The CPO is charged with developing and implementing policies designed to protect employee and customer data from unauthorized access.

Chief process and innovation officer (CPIO). The CPIO is responsible for identifying parts of a company’s business processes that could be improved and recommending specific ways to make them work better.

Chief procurement officer (CPO). The CPO is responsible for the strategic acquisition of goods and services.

Chief reputation officer (CRO). The CRO is charged with overseeing activities in all areas of an organization that could potentially have an impact on the public perception of that enterprise.

Chief risk officer (CRO). The CRO is tasked with assessing and mitigating significant competitive, regulatory and technological threats to an enterprise’s capital and earnings.

Chief social scientist (CSS). The CSS is charged with developing policies that ensure a good work environment for employees while maintaining economic profitability for the company as a whole.

Chief strategy officer (CSO). The CSO is charged with helping formulate, facilitate and communicate an organization’s plans for the future.

Chief trust officer (CTO). The CTO is responsible for building confidence around the use of customer information.


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