The ITI advisory board is engaged and committed to the success of the program. The members represent a broad section of the information technology industry. 

This important University group of industry leaders and educators provides valuable advice and support on trends and issues in IT, keeping the program abreast of industry needs and on the leading edge of professional practice. Board members contribute to the quality of students’ educational experiences, enhancing their future roles as leaders in the field.

The advisory board meets twice a year—fall and spring—to learn about program updates, outline new ideas and initiatives, and seek input and direction from board members.

Advisory Board

Phillip BarryAssistant Educational SpecialistUM Computer Science Department
Jeff ChauvinSenior IT SpecialistIBM Corporation
Josh Dyba*IT ConsultantUnited Health Care
Kate ErricksonTalent Acquisition-Campus RecruitmentSecurian Financial Group, Inc.
Chris HertelDirector of EngineeringTintri
Ian-Mathew Hornburg*Senior EngineerTarget Corporation
Jim KaoSystems AdministratorAndersen Windows
Brandon Ngo*Alumni RepresentativeITI Alumni
Dave RimaTechnology Team ManagerFairview Health Services
Mike RunnheimDirector, Information Services, Vascular TherapiesCovidien
Jon SilvermanSenior R&D ManagerAvaya
Justin SmithLead Security EngineerEcolab
Jessica ZehaviSenior Software Engineer and Tech LeadClockwork Active Media

ITI Alumni
** Faculty member
Current as of Octber 2023