Richard Hook, B.B.A.'96

Richard hook with trophyRichard A. Hook, B.B.A.'96, is the CIO for Penske Corporation and executive vice president and CIO for Penske Automotive Group, Inc. Hook has served as executive vice president and CIO since February 2019. Prior to that, he was senior vice president and chief information officer as well as vice president, IT infrastructure. Before joining Penske, he held various positions at Arthur Andersen, H&R Block Financial Advisors and Federal-Mogul Corporation. Hook holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Western Michigan University and is a recipient of the Haworth College of Business Department of Business Information Systems Outstanding Alumni Award. He is also a Certified Information Systems Security Professional, a Certified Information Systems Auditor and a Society for Information Management national board director and secretary.
Penske Corporation is a closely held, on-highway, diversified transportation services company whose subsidiaries operate in a variety of industry segments, including retail automotive, truck leasing, transportation logistics, transportation component manufacturing and professional motorsports. Penske Corporation manages businesses with revenues of $32 billion and employs more than 60,000 people worldwide.
  • Session information

    Lead with Speed!

    Thursday, November 3
    5 to 5:45 p.m.
    Schneider Hall Auditorium
    (2000 Schneider Hall)

    Having raced through 13 years with Penske, and over seven as chief information officer, Richard Hook lifts the hood on what makes the technology engine spin through the diversified transportations services pacesetter. During this session, Hook will talk about innovation while offering leadership insights to create a winning culture, connect with the business, and have fun while doing it!

  • Plenary session

    Plenary session

    Friday, November 4
    3:35 to 4:35 p.m.
    Kirsch Auditorium, Fetzer Center

    Join speakers for a panel discussion moderated by Dr. Alan Rea, professor of computer information systems, Western Michigan University.