Theisen’s announces new director of IT

Jared Ashland

     Theisen’s Home•Farm•Auto announced the hiring of Jared Ashland for the position of director of IT. In this role, Ashland will direct all functions related to technology and information systems. Ashland will begin his responsibilities on Jan. 16.

     Ashland joins Theisen’s Home•Farm•Auto with years of information technology experience, including six years in various expanding roles at Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company, including vice president of IT where he was involved in system strategies, security, project management and IT capabilities/assessment.

     Ashland holds a BA in mathematics and computer science from Luther College, Decorah; and a Masters Certificate in software development from the University of St. Thomas, Minneapolis, Minn.

     “Having Jared fill this key IT role is exciting for Theisen’s, as technology continues to be a keystone of success for all retailers,” commented Brannon Dixon, president of Theisen’s.

     Ashland and his family plan to relocate to the Dubuque area from their current location of Appleton, Wis., in the near future.


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