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Xai Xiong named TKDA chief information officer

Xai Xiong named TKDA chief information officer
SAINT PAUL, Minn. — TKDA is pleased to announce Xai Xiong has been named chief information officer, a new position for the engineering, architecture and planning consulting firm.
Xiong has been with the firm for more than 15 years. For past 11 years, he has been the IT manager, leading a team of specialists to support the firm’s operational computer systems and online platforms.
He has led several large-scale projects for the Saint Paul-based company, including implementation of the firm’s enterprise resource planning system, designing network and cybersecurity systems and protocols, and development of the firm’s disaster recovery and business continuity plans. He also oversaw and directed the firm’s successful transition to working at home during the pandemic, as well as planning for staff technology needs to return to the office.
In his new position, he joins TKDA’s management committee and becomes part of the team driving strategic planning and growth initiatives for the 111-year-old employee-owned company.
“We are very lucky we have someone with Xai’s expertise move into senior leadership,” said Tom Stoneburner, TKDA president and CEO. “Xai has grown with us, and has expert planning and problem-solving abilities. His vision and leadership kept us operational and running very smoothly during this challenging year.”
Xiong has a degree in computer science from Minnesota State in Mankato and is a Microsoft certified systems engineer and a Cisco certified network professional.

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