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John Trainor

VP & CIO - Aaron's, Inc.


John Trainor is Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Aaron's, Inc., an Atlanta-based specialty retailer that leases furniture, electronics, and appliances.  Since 1999, his technology and organizational leadership has helped Aaron's grow to be a $4B organization.  Prior to joining Aaron's, he worked at the Southern Company and the United States Senate.  He has a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering degree from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

John serves on the Board of Directors as well as Chairman of the Georgia Technology Summit for the Technology Association of Georgia.  He is an Advisory Board member for GeorgiaCIO's, a Board member for PowerMyLearning Atlanta, and an Executive Board member for ATP. He volunteers and raises money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Georgia.

John lives in Roswell, GA with his wife, Heather, and 3 sons, Jack, William, and Phillip.  John likes triathlons, running, and photography