Department of Information Systems - Industry Partners

Industry Partners

Executive Advisory Board

The Executive Advisory Board is comprised of local and national professional business leaders, including chief information officers, vice presidents, partners and department and systems managers who are potential employers of our students.


The main objective of the advisory board is to provide advice on curriculum development along with general business advice. In the past six years, the board’s agenda has focused on the undergraduate and master's programs. Given its constituency, the Board does not provide major input regarding the doctoral program. For more information about the Executive Advisory Board, please contact us at .

Company Title Name
American Airlines Vice President Business Technology Todd Christy
American Express Vice President,  Interactive & Corporate Technologies Margaret Mitchell
APS Chief Information Officer Cindy Berger
Arizona Department of Health Services Chief Information Officer Paula Mattingly
Avanade Inc. SAP Practice, Senior Director Matt Towers
Avnet Chief Information Officer Steve Phillips
AZ Chapter of SIM President Deborah DeCorrevont
Banner Health Vice President and Chief Information Officer Michael Warden
Business Analytics Partners, LLC Vice President Bharat Chitnavis
Choice Hotels International Chief Technology Officer Eben Hewitt
City of Mesa, AZ Manager of Technology & Innovation Alex Deshuk
CliftonLarsonAllen Senior IT Assurance Manager Michael Nyman
Deloitte   Rakesh Duttagupta
Derive Director, Business Development Ken De Blassie
Dignity Health EVP and Chief Information Officer Deanna Wise
Eldorado Computing Vice President, Technology Services Gary Slama
Ernst & Young LLP Senior Manager, Advisory Services Adam Wright
ExxonMobil Account Manager Joe Killalea
Fender Chief Information Officer Michael Spandau
Freeport-McRoRan Chief Information Security Officer Vaughn Hazen
GainVision, LLC Principal Investigative Analyst Martin Goslar
General Dynamics C4 Systems Chief Information Officer Steve Chenard
General Motors Senior IT Manager Chris Welch
Google Project Manager Jaime Casap
Hardline Consulting Director Kamlesh Porwal
Honeywell Vice President & Chief Information Officer David Jarvis
IBM Vice President, Global Alliance Solutions Jay Ennesser
IBM Vice President, Business Analytics & Optimization Cindy Grossman
Infusionsoft Chief Technology Officer Marc Chesley
Intel Manager, Business Systems Mary Harris
Intel Manager, Quality Business Systems Marit Ayers
Intel Corporate Quality I.S. Manager Rudy Hacker
ISACA President Aaron Cook
JDA Software Group Former Chief Information Officer (retired) Mark Geninatti
Kantar Director, IT Compliance and Governance Ron Thompson
KPMG LLP Partner Michael Suba
Lobodos Ventures President Michael Wolf
Massively Parallel Business Development Manager Howard Porche, Jr.
MDI Group Managing Director Allan Dunn
MDI IT Workforce Solutions Executive Vice President, Operation Brian Knapp
Meridian Bank Vice President - Information Security Officer Aaron Carpenter
Meritage Homes Vice President and Chief Information Officer Chris Filandro
MicroAge Chief Operating Officer Mark McKeever
Neudesic National Director, Quality Assurance Chintan Patadia
On Semiconductor Chief Information Officer Kevin Haskew
Oracle Senior Vice President George Colliat
Palladium IT Advisors LLC President Diane Smigel
PetSmart Vice President, IS Technical Operations Pete Jorgenson
PortsAmerica Senior Vice President & Chief Information Officer Nathan Johnson
PricewaterhouseCoopers US Advisory Practice Peter Harries
ProNet Solutions Vice President, Human Resources and Staffing Chris Elliott
PulteGroup Chief Information Officer  
SkyTouch Project Manager Rebecca Knight
Sogeti USA Director Alex Baar
Sogeti USA Geographic Vice President Scott Yost
SRP IT Strategic Planner Deborah DeCorrevont
SRP Chief Technology Officer Kevin Nielson
State Farm Assistant Vice President Mark Becicka
Swift Transportation Chief Information Officer Mike Ruchensky
TekLink Intl, Inc. Director - Business Analytics Seth Rudin
The Evogi Group VP Information Management & CIO David McEldowney
TriVita Vice President of IT Bruce Erickson
USAA Vice President, IT Architecture Thomas Buckingham
Wells Fargo Vice President, Technology Manager Michele Landess
Western Alliance Bancorp Chief Information Security Officer Isabelle Theisen