Kris Singleton

Name: Kris Singleton

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Age: 51

Title: Senior Vice President & Chief Information Officer at International Cruise & Excursions, Inc. (ICE)

Married/Single: Single

Kids: Daughter, Katherine

City you live in: Phoenix

A typical day in my life includes…

catching up on latest news in the early morning followed by walking my dog, Jackie. Then it’s all work from checking systems status and project updates to strategizing on product development and new business opportunities. Back home and another long walk with Jackie.

I was born…

in Emma, Missouri, a small town where our farm was located. It has been in the family for many generations. Most of my family still lives within an hour of the old farmhouse.

My favorite thing about Arizona…

the outdoor activities – golfing and hiking!

I’m listening to…

Christian music station and The Highway (country).

If I could have dinner with anyone, it would be…

Condoleezza Rice. I would love to hear her stories of international policy while she was Secretary of State and, receive advice on leadership and maximizing your full potential.

One thing I cannot live without…

inspiration!

When I was younger, I wanted to be…

a veterinarian for large animals.

I’m inspired by…

people with passion and humbleness.

The one person who motivates me is…

John Rowley. His passion for innovative technology and drive to provide uncommon value is inspiring and motivating!

If I could change anything in the world, it would be…

that we find a way for us all to live together in peace!

The perfect day would be…

a long hike in a beautiful national park, a relaxing afternoon on a lake, and a great evening with family and friends

My first job was…

feeding baby calves on the farm. My first paid job was working in a BBQ restaurant during high school.

My favorite escape…

vacation through Italy! Bucket list item!

My life…has been very exciting. I have had a lot of great adventures and challenging, rewarding, and learning work experiences.

I’m currently working on…

many exciting technology projects including Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning.

Always…

be humble and respectful of others!

Never…

forget where you came from!

Favorite Quote…

“People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” Maya Angelou

Biggest Dream…

to make a difference that changes someone’s life in a positive way!

My Pet Peeve(s)…

people who are not truthful or complain.

More about Kris…

Senior Vice President & Chief Information Officer of ICE, Kris Singleton, has held key leadership roles in world-class private and public companies in the retail/consumer product goods and hospitality/gaming industries.

But it’s not all simply fun and games, for Kris; its serious business. Kris has a successful track record defining technology strategies that drive bottom line growth and achieve business goals. Her reputation for implementing transformational changes in a complex technical environment is well known and results in delivering a stable, reliable infrastructure.

Kris has successfully implemented a converged infrastructure that aligns legacy systems with cloud platforms, delivering cost-effective solutions that balance capital and operational budgets. Kris has designed and implemented information management environments delivering enterprise data warehousing, business intelligence reporting and dashboards. Her in-depth knowledge and implementation of technology strategies and optimization will help ICE to remain at the forefront of technology needs within the marketplace.

 

 



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