Board of Directors

William R. Waas

Chairman & CEO

Chief Executive Officer, ITEEx

Andrew Goldstein


Partner, Freeborn & Peters LLP

Andrew French


President & CEO , Get IT Analytics, Inc.

Carrie Ruetschlin

Vice President – Make a Difference

Illinois Technology Foundation

James Zou

Vice President of Operations

Technical Product Manager, Trustwave

Maxim Agaronov

Vice President of Technology

Web Developer, Nansen

Andre Allen

Chair Sponsorship

Section Vice President, General Dynamics Information Technology

Wayne Bulmahn

Co-Chair – Fifty for the Future®

CIO, Unite Here Health

Laszlo Gonc

Co- Chair – Fifty for the Future®

CEO, Gonc & Associates, Ltd

Mark Griesbaum

Chair – Student Technology Club

Managing Partner, Affinity 4U LLC

Timothy Goss

Senior Client Executive, Fujitsu America

Kevin Hogan

President, Computer Professionals Executive Services 

Alan Howard

Senior Account Executive, Netrix LLC

Basim Khartabil

Dean, ITM – Institute of Technology & Media, Robert Morris University Illinois

Jack Leifel

Principal, Leifel Consulting, LLC

Pat Maher

Director of Civic Engagement, SPR Consulting

Michelle Mikka-Van Der Stuyf

President & CEO , BizStrat Technology

Margaret Milkint

Managing Partner, Jacobson Group

Erik Miller

User Experience Designer, Accenture Interactive

Diana Smith

Vice President, Novo Group, Inc.

Pat Todus

Deputy CIO and Associate Vice President (Retired), Northwestern University

Robert Tricarico

President, Trius Services

 Associate Board

Vid Byanna

Executive Director – CTO, Accenture

Cary Child

Director – Information Technology , Illinois Technology Foundation

Matthew Ferrera

Technical Solutions Analyst, Cerner Corporation

José Ignacio Sordo Galarza

CEO, CIO Eureka

Elaine Robbins Harris

President, Innovative Solutions

Stephen Hzyny

Lecturer, Governors State University

Sharnell S. Jackson

President & CEO, Data-Driven Innovations

James Karagiannes PhD

Chair- Engineering and Information Sciences, DeVry University

Peter Kippes

President, Hegemony Consulting Group

Ray Laureano

Student, Robert Morris University Illinois

Jill McQueeny

Sr. Product Control Specialist, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Cynthia Myung

Ux/UI Designer, Nansen

Susan O’Brien

Project Management, Illinois Technology Foundation

Sally Smoczynski

Chief Executive Officer, Radian Compliance

Carl Zuhl

Strategy Consultant, Business Models, Inc.

Board Member Emeritus

Fred Hoch

Terry Howerton

Co-Founders Fifty for the Future and the Illinois Technology Foundation




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