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Darrell Williams Named Chief Information Officer at Blue & Co.

CARMEL, Ind. (July 30, 2021) – Blue & Co., LLC is pleased to share that Darrell Williams has joined the firm as the new Chief Information Officer (CIO), beginning July 12, 2021. Williams is Blue & Co.’s first CIO and will provide strategic direction and leadership to the organization.

“With the significant growth of the firm during this time, particularly during the last 15 years,” Brad Shaw, managing director said. “It was determined that we needed a Chief Information Officer to lead strategic initiatives that will help Blue achieve its vision for the future.”

Williams has spent more than 24 years working as an innovative thought leader in the IT field. Williams has directed and managed the successful implementation of various initiatives including projects around artificial intelligence, Lean Six Sigma, robotic process automation, data analytics and enhanced risk management practices.

“We are pleased to welcome Darrell to the Blue & Co. C-Suite and as the leader of our organization’s IT Department,” Shaw said.

Darrell Williams received an AS Degree in Computer Technology and a BS Degree in Organizational Leadership and Supervision from Purdue University, and his Lean/Six Sigma Greenbelt Certification from the Ohio State University. He is a former Personnelman 2nd Class with the United States Navy.

About Blue and Co.

Blue & Co., LLC is an independent accounting and advisory firm with more than 400 people in 10 offices across Indiana, Ohio, and Kentucky. With over 50 years of experience, Blue & Co.’s public accounting expertise includes the practice areas of assurance, cybersecurity and data management, tax compliance and consulting, healthcare consulting, benefit plan services, pharmacy benefits consulting, valuation and litigation support, and business services. Its industry specializations include healthcare, construction, nonprofit, manufacturing & distribution, technology, financial services organizations, and agribusiness.

For more information, please visit www.blueandco.com.

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