Steptoe & Johnson PLLC Appoints New Chief Information Officer



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BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. – Steptoe & Johnson PLLC has named Mark D. Combs its Chief Information Officer.  Combs will oversee all of the firm’s information technology functions and lead a personnel team supporting more than 325 attorneys in 14 offices. 

Before joining Steptoe & Johnson, Combs spent many years with West Virginia University Hospitals, Inc.  His career there began as a PC and help desk support technician for WVU Healthcare.  He climbed the ranks of the hospital’s IT department, eventually becoming the associate vice president and assistant chief information officer for West Virginia United Health System, the largest health system in West Virginia.  Combs was responsible for IT and biomedical engineering support for two critical access hospitals, one community hospital, and one academic medical center in the state’s Northern and Eastern Panhandles.    

“Mark is a West Virginia native who chose to build a life and career in his home state,” said Steptoe & Johnson CEO Susan S. Brewer.  “We are thrilled to have someone of his caliber and commitment as the leader of our IT team.  Everyone at Steptoe & Johnson looks forward to what we can accomplish for our clients with Mark leading the way.”          

Combs is a certified professional in Health Information and Management Systems and is a certified HIPAA Security Specialist.  He earned both his Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees from West Virginia University. 

About Steptoe & Johnson
Steptoe & Johnson PLLC is a U.S. law firm with more than 325 attorneys and core strengths in energy, business, employment, and litigation.  Steptoe & Johnson operates 14 offices in six states including Colorado, Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, and West Virginia.   Visit and connect with us on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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