Judith Apshago is an accomplished IT executive with over 25 years of leadership experience in information technology, most recently as Vice President and Chief Information Officer of U.S. Silica, a leading producer of performance materials and industrial minerals. At U.S. Silica, Apshago 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.
Apshago was awarded the 2018 Enterprise Capital CIO of the Year Orbie Award and the Norma Miller Passionate Philanthropist Award. She enjoys partnering with key business leaders to implement IT solutions that improve profitability, enable growth and new revenue streams, and drive operational results.
Prior to U.S. Silica, Apshago 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.
Apshago 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 serves on the Advisory Board of the Capital CIO Leadership Association and holds several volunteer Board roles at Hood College including the Board of Associates, Computer Science Advisory Board, and the Career Center Advisory Council.