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 Name Title
Accenture Paul Kunas Managing Director
Axon Chris Nielsen Vice President
Bank of the West Jacob Sorensen Chief Information Officer
Choice Hotels Brian Kirkland Chief Technology Officer
EY Ravi Gupta Managing Director
Hawaiian Airlines John Jacobi Vice President
PetSmart Beth McCormick Vice President
SRP Kevin Carlson Senior Director
State Farm Ines Halloran Assistant Vice President
USAA Christopher Wilkinson AVP Technical Fellow

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

Adopt Technologies Allata Arizona Department of Health Services
Arizona Public Service (APS) AZ Chapter of SIM BlueCross BlueShield of Arizona
Carlisle Companies CliftonLarsonAllen Colliat-llc
Common Spirit CVS/Caremark Deloitte
Eldorado Computing Ernst and Young Fender
Heatlh Current Honeywell IBM
Intel Ipro JDA Software
Kantar KPMG Massively Parallel
McKinsey Nationwide Neudesic
Offerpad On Semiconductor Palladium IT Advisors LLC
PMO Squad Raytheon Sedaru
State Farm Sunquest Information Systems