Bryson Koehler is Chief Information Officer (CIO) of The Weather Channel Companies. He is responsible for setting the strategic vision, financial planning, technical operations, direction and execution of strategic technology initiatives for TWCC. Koehler came to TWCC from Exigen Capital, a private equity firm, where he was an operating partner overseeing the firm’s investments and operations in the travel and entertainment sectors. Prior to his time at Exigen Capital, Koehler spent 10 years at InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), the world’s largest hotel company, most recently as the senior vice president of global revenue and guest technology. Koehler also served as vice president and director of global distribution technology earlier in his tenure at IHG. Prior to IHG, Koehler served as director of global technology sales for Vicorp.com and held various technical leadership positions for USWeb, where he managed the technical relationships for a broad array of clients. He began his technology career at Arthur Anderson as a technology strategy consultant, where he helped implement knowledge-sharing platforms on emerging Internet technologies for a diverse group of clients. Koehler earned bachelor’s degrees in political science and in communications from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC and in 2010 was named CIO Magazine’s One to Watch winner. He has lived in the Atlanta area for 15 years and has two children. He is active in his community with Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), Duke Cancer Research Hospital and American Red Cross disaster relief. He is also the chief of his son’s YMCA Indian Guides program.