Committee Volunteers

Finance Committee

Carole Andrew

Manager, Strategy & Performance Improvement - Human Capital Management
Grant Thornton LLP
A finance and accounting professional with 15 years’ experience in corporate finance and accounting. Progressive experience from Big...

Jerome Snell

Chief Technology Officer
Accuity
Jerome Snell is a commercially focused technology leader with 20 years of experience in product development, team creation, and change...

Beth Ulbrich

Partner
Mueller & Co. LLP

Mary Ellen Woods

CIO
Illinois Housing Development Authority
Mary Ellen Woods, CIO, Illinois Housing Development Authority. IHDA is a self-supporting agency that finances affordable housing...

Marketing Committee

Tamara Bohorquez

VP, Strategy Director
Leo Burnett

Matthew Klein

Founding/Managing Partner
Barn Star Ventures
A seasoned entrepreneurial executive with a unique combination of skills that span business operations, marketing, and software ...

Kevin McFall

Vice-President, Products
Rushmore Drive

Pam Munoz

Vice President
GreenTarget
Pam’s experience in public relations and marketing communications spans 14 years and a multitude of industries and sectors ranging from...

Hans Nelson

Managing Director
Slalom Consulting
As a Managing Director at Slalom in the Midwest Region, I’ve spent the last two decades helping people and organizations tackle some pretty...

Clare Robbins

Creative Business Partner
Google
Innovation and brand marketing consultant at The ZOO, Google’s in-house think tank for brands and agencies.

Laura Sundberg

Marketing Manager
Slalom Consulting
I am constantly on a journey to create what doesn’t yet exist for me - and for others.

Leslie Vickrey

Founder & CEO
ClearEdge Marketing
From her role as a CEO to her involvement in advancing women in technology, Leslie Vickrey uses her keen entrepreneurial spirit to make a...

Program Committee

Ramnath Cidambi

Managing Director - IT
Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC)
Ramnath Cidambi is a technology professional with over 18 years of experience. He is Managing Director - IT at Illinois Student Assistance...

Mark Griesbaum

Managing Partner
Affinity4U, LLC
Mark Griesbaum is currently the Managing Partner, at Affinity4U.

Joseph Harvey

Co-founder, Director of Technology & Program Instructor
City Incite
A dynamic professional with the ability to view all situations as an opportunity to both add value and learn. A self proclaimed “IT...

Michael Linden

Executive Vice President
Geneva Technical Services

Terry Merkley

Vice President of Information Technology
American Association of Diabetes Educators
Terry Merkley is a successful IT executive who currently serves as Vice President of Information Technology at American Association of...

Nathan Joseph Paige

Managing Principal & EVP
Diversified Systems, Inc.
Mr. Paige’s knowledge and experience spans Technology, Finance, Business Development, and Operations.

Jon Schickedanz

Producer - Digital Communications & Production
Alliance Labs
Jose Ignacio Sordo Galarza is a skilled Latino IT professional with over two decades of successful track record of delivering outstanding...

Patricia Todus

Retired Deputy CIO and Associate Vice President
Northwestern University
With a staff of 250, Patricia Todus is responsible for NUIT operations and works closely with the University’s chief technology...

Connectors Committee

Frank DePizzo

Sales Manager
Aternity

Richard Linden

Owner & CEO
Geneva Technical Services

Molly Louthan

Managing Director
Advancing Women Executives

Jim McCarthy

Founder
Legg Group
Jim has more than 25 years of experience helping clients succeed by building strong relationships, collaboration and community ...

Phil McEntee

Principal & Co-Founder
Technology Executive Network

Patrick Moroney

Chief Information Officer
Central States Funds
Mr. Moroney is currently Chief Information Officer (CIO) at Central States Funds which is the largest multi-employer Taft-Hartley...

Events Committee

Ed Earl is Chief Information Officer at Littelfuse, Inc. (NASDAQ/NMS: LFUS), a global company offering the broadest line of circuit...

Cory Fowkes

Director of Production, Executive Producer
Next Level Event Design
As the Director of Production at Next Level Event Design, Cory Fowkes enables, supports and directs the NLED team with the chief priority...

Cathy Genetti

President
Next Level Event Design
With the dual mission to share her passion for events and to assist nonprofits in reaching their goals, Cathy Genetti founded Next Level...

Robert Kress

Managing Director, Accenture Security & Global Security Quality & Risk Officer
Accenture
Robert Kress is the Global Security Quality & Risk Officer at Accenture, responsible for identifying, assessing and managing risk in...

Megan McCann

President & Founder
McCann Partners

Social Enterprise Committee

David Edelstein was appointed Senior Vice President, Regulatory Affairs, Quality Systems, Health, Safety & Environment and Chief...

Dale Kutnick

Senior Vice President and Director of Research
Gartner
Dale Kutnick is senior vice president of Gartner Executive Programs where he is focused on expanding the IT executive segment of the...

Megan McCann

President & Founder
McCann Partners

Ramesh Rangarajan

Vice President
Motorola Solutions
An accomplished Senior Technology Executive with a proven track record for building and leading world-class software product teams...

Expansion Task Force

David Edelstein was appointed Senior Vice President, Regulatory Affairs, Quality Systems, Health, Safety & Environment and Chief...

Dale Kutnick

Senior Vice President and Director of Research
Gartner
Dale Kutnick is senior vice president of Gartner Executive Programs where he is focused on expanding the IT executive segment of the...

David Ormesher

Chief Executive Officer
closerlook, inc.
David Ormesher is an entrepreneur working in the private enterprise, social enterprise, and not-for-profit sectors.

Nathan Joseph Paige

Managing Principal & EVP
Diversified Systems, Inc.
Mr. Paige’s knowledge and experience spans Technology, Finance, Business Development, and Operations.

Aron Solomon

Innovation Lead, LegalX
MaRS
Aron is the Innovation Lead for the LegalX cluster and Senior Advisor for education technology at MaRS.

Governance Committee

Scott Glickson

Partner
McGuire Woods LLP
Scott Glickson advises software, technology consulting, telecommunications, life science and other emerging and established technology...

Bruce Jones

WW Sales Vice President Big Data Software
HPE Software
Bruce is the WW Vice President of Sales for HPE Software’s Big Data Sales and has been on the ic stars board for over twelve years.

Sabrina King

Managing Vice President, HR and Organization Development
American Dental Association
Sabrina leads the human resources area for the American Dental Association which is headquarterd in Chicago and Washington, DC.

Patrick Moroney

Chief Information Officer
Central States Funds
Mr. Moroney is currently Chief Information Officer (CIO) at Central States Funds which is the largest multi-employer Taft-Hartley...

Development Committee

Richard Linden

Owner & CEO
Geneva Technical Services

Bob Moore

President
InfoTech Resources, Inc.
Bob founded InfoTech Resources in 1994 to provide technical staffing services to clients and IT professionals in the greater Chicago ...

Dan Verdeyen

Sr. Director, IT Applications
CDW
Dan Verdeyen is Chief Architect at CDW.

Career Services Committee

Molly Louthan

Managing Director
Advancing Women Executives

Megan McCann

President & Founder
McCann Partners

A Measurable Impact

Initial placement rate:
90%
Industry retention rate:
81%
College attendance rate:
55%
Alumni actively engaged in their communities:
72%
Average 12-month earnings before program:
$10,790
Average 12-month earnings after program:
$44,010