SOURCE: Harmony

November 27, 2007 08:00 ET

Former Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy Thompson Joins Harmony Information Systems' Board of Directors

Thompson's Experience in HHS Lends Strategic Vision and Industry Knowledge to Help Guide Harmony's Accelerated Growth

RESTON, VA--(Marketwire - November 27, 2007) - Harmony Information Systems, Inc. (Harmony), the industry leading provider of software solutions and consulting services for the health and human services (HHS) sector, today announced that Tommy G. Thompson, former Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and Governor of Wisconsin, has been elected to Harmony's board of directors.

Secretary Thompson served as HHS Secretary from 2001 to 2005 and is one of the nation's leading advocates for the health and welfare of all Americans. A leading advocate of welfare reform, Thompson has also focused time and resources on expanding services to seniors, the disabled and low-income Americans. Thompson has dedicated his professional life to public service and served as Governor of Wisconsin from 1987 to 2001. Secretary Thompson made state history when he was re-elected to office for a third term in 1994 and a fourth term in 1998.

Thompson is a partner at the law firm of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, LLP, serves as president of Logistics Health Incorporated, and is the independent chairman of the Deloitte Center for Health Solutions.

Chaired by Tonya Harmon, President and Chief Executive Officer, Harmony's Board of Directors consists of investors JMI Equity with Brad Woloson a general partner, and Updata Partners with Tim Meyers and John Burton, both general partners. Thompson is the fifth member of the board to accept appointment.

Company Quotes

Tonya J. Harmon, President and CEO, Harmony Information Systems, Inc.

"We are delighted that Secretary Thompson has accepted an appointment to our board of directors. Secretary Thompson's achievements during his tenure as Secretary of Health and Human Services and fourteen years as Governor of Wisconsin clearly demonstrate his deep understanding of key issues that challenge health and human services. His actions during that time show his ability to effect positive, lasting change when and where necessary. His experience will help guide Harmony's direction and responses to the requirements of the diverse sectors of the HHS market and the individuals it serves."

About Harmony Information Systems, Inc.

Harmony Information Systems, Inc. offers the health and human services profession an integrated suite of software solutions (Harmony) with both on-demand and on-premise models, as well as comprehensive education and consulting services. Harmony's Web-based information management framework is designed for organizations -- public and private -- that administer a broad array of programs or services. Harmony's enterprise approach draws critical data from disparate data sources to create a single, fully integrated, consistent, and comprehensive client view, resulting in overall improvements in operational efficiency and effectiveness. For more information visit

Contact Information

  • For more information, contact
    Kyle F. Flaherty
    The Horn Group for Harmony Information Systems