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Roger Santone

Chief Information Officer
Contact Information
Favorite quote
“The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.”
— President Franklin D. Roosevelt
Favorite Aspect of CFT
"The people and the mission are what brought me to CFT, and that is what I am most proud of here at this great organization!"
Joined CFT
2022

As the chief information officer, Roger provides strategic leadership across all aspects of information technology for the organization. He is responsible for ensuring technology is an enabler for the people and the mission of CFT.

Roger began his career as a software developer for Texas Utilities creating electrical distribution applications. He held progressive leadership roles at Frito-Lay and Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway before taking his first CIO position at a GE Capital company. He has since held CIO positions at several organizations including Atrium Companies, Brink’s and the American Heart Association. Prior to joining CFT, he led the IT team at the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Society.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in information technology from Louisiana Tech University.

COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP / BOARD SERVICE

Roger has helped build multiple homes for Habitat for Humanity, and he served on the American Heart Association’s Dallas board before joining the organization’s staff.

Roger’s Favorites
Cause
Helping others
Local Restaurant
Restaurants that serve great Tex-Mex, Italian or Cajun food
Place to take out-of-towners
Fort Worth Zoo, Dallas Arboretum
Activity
Spending time with family, fishing, playing golf, kayaking, running, and building furniture in his woodworking shop

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