New SVP, CIO for Advance Auto Parts

ROANOKE, Va. — Advance Auto Parts has promoted Donna Justiss to the position of SVP and chief information officer. Justiss will report to EVP and CFO Mike Norona, and will continue to be based in Roanoke, Va.

She will be responsible for the strategic leadership of all aspects of Advance’s Information Technology area, including application development and support, infrastructure and information security. 

“I am pleased to announce the promotion of Donna to this position,” said Norona. “With more than 20 years of IT experience, Donna brings a rich and diverse set of talents to the CIO role. Her technical knowledge, leadership skills, collaborative approach and commitment to driving outcomes will be key assets to Advance’s IT team as they work to continue providing systems and support to help our stores and team serve our customers better than anyone else.”

Justiss joined Advance is December 2005 and has held a number of IT VP roles with the company, including serving as interim chief information officer since September 2012. Prior to joining Advance, Justiss was with Eckerd Corporation for seven years where she held several information technology positions, including serving as VP, application development. Prior to Eckerd, she spent 19 years with J.C. Penney Company, Inc. where she served in various information technology and accounting roles.

Advance Auto Parts is a leading automotive aftermarket retailer of parts, accessories, batteries and maintenance items in the United States. It serves both the do-it-yourself and professional installer markets. The company operated 3,969 stores in 39 states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.