Industry partners

Executive Council

The Executive Council is a subset of Executive Advisory Board members that want to have a direct influence on the overall quality of the student experience and faculty development in the Information Systems Department. We appreciate the funding and time commitment our current council members give to the Information Systems Department. For more information about the Executive Council, please contact us at

Current Executive Council members

Company Title Name
Accenture Managing Director - Information Security Strategy Paul Kunas
Bank of the West Chief Information Officer Jacob Sorensen
Choice Hotels International Chief Technology Officer Brian Kirkland
ESIS President Keith M Higdon
ExxonMobil Agile Manager Brian Rait
Hawaiian Airlines Vice President - Information Technology John Jacobi
PetSmart Vice President, IS Applications Beth McCormick
SRP Senior Director of IT Kevin Carlson
State Farm Assistant Vice President & Senior IT Architect Ines Halloran
USAA IT Technical Director, Machine Learning Engineering Jaime Torres

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 focused on our undergraduate and graduate programs, along with general business advice. We appreciate the time commitment our current board members give our department. For more information about the Executive Advisory Board, please contact us at

Current Executive Advisory Board members

Accenture Allata Alorica
Amazon American Airlines Arizona Department of Health
Arizona Public Service (APS) AZ Blue Medicare AZ Chapter of SIM
Bank of the West Black Pearl Mail BlueCross BlueShield of Arizona
Carlisle Companies Choice Hotels International City of Paradise Valley
City of Phoenix Clifton Larson Allen Cloudera
Cognizant Colliat, LLC CVS/Caremark
Deloitte Dignity Health Eldorado Computing
ESIS ExxonMobil EY
FCA Group Fender Find your Influence
Freeport-McMoRan General Dynamics Mission Systems Google
Hardline Consulting Hawaiian Airlines Honeywell
Hospice of the Valley IBM Insight
Intel Ipro ISACA
JDA Software Kantar KPMG
Lobodos Ventures Marsch Digital Labs Massively Parallel
Nationwide Neudesic Offerpad
On Semiconductor Palladium IT Advisors LLC Pearson
PetSmart Raytheon Republic Services
RTA Fleet Management Software Savvy XaaS, LLC SRP
State Farm Sunquest Information Systems Swift Transportation
T-Systems USAA Wells Fargo