Judith Apshago is an accomplished IT executive with extensive experience leading IT organizations through major change and partnering with business leaders to drive process improvement and digital transformation. Judith currently serves as VP IT, Corporate and Operations Technologies, for Amtrak where she leads a service-oriented team that partners with the business to provide IT and process transformation solutions and support critical business applications and strategic projects and initiatives. In this role, Judith provides technology leadership for design, development and delivery of integrated enterprise-wide technology solutions.
Previously, Judith was Vice President and Chief Information Officer of U.S. Silica, a leading producer of performance materials and industrial minerals. At U.S. Silica, Judith spearheaded an IT and digital transformation to support the company’s rapid and substantial growth. She led a company-wide technology modernization, shifted IT from a utility provider to a high-performing strategic business partner, integrated multiple acquired companies, and collaborated with business leaders on strategic initiatives that enabled scalability, drove business efficiencies, and provided market differentiation.
Prior to U.S. Silica, Judith held various IT leadership roles with Sigma-Aldrich, BioReliance, and Invitrogen, and spent several years as a consultant with ePresence and PricewaterhouseCoopers. She began her career implementing process improvements within the Department of Defense.
Judith was awarded the 2018 Enterprise Capital CIO of the Year Orbie Award and the Norma Miller Passionate Philanthropist Award in 2016. She has been a featured speaker at conferences and on podcasts and author/contributor for various published articles. Judith is passionate about promoting women in technology and spearheaded Amtrak’s inaugural WIT Summit.
Judith holds a Masters in Public Administration from Troy State University, a Masters Certificate in IT Project Management from George Washington University, and Bachelors degrees in Finance and Math from Hood College. She currently serves on the CapitalCIO Leadership Association Advisory Board, the Innovation Advisory Council for Vation Ventures, and the Washington DC CISO Executive Leadership Summit Advisory Board, and holds several volunteer Board roles at Hood College including the Board of Associates, Computer Science Advisory Board, and the Chair of the Career Center Advisory Council.