Board of Advisors

Established in the summer of 1998, the MIS Board of Advisors provides an effective mechanism for communication and collaboration between the MIS department and its business partners. This has facilitated a level of counsel and support which has increased the value of the partnership and has provided the context to explore synergies, capabilities and joint opportunities.  

By providing counsel and support, our Board Members and the MIS department have become true partners in the quest to become the leaders in defining and developing IT learning, research and broad-based community outreach and service.

The mission of the Board is to move the MIS program forward along its three basic missions: educate students, conduct research, and engage in outreach activities.

Larry Abramson*
Partner
Price Waterhouse Coopers, LLP

Rajesh Ayyappan
Managing Partner, Banking and Financial Services
Cognizant

Joelle Benson*
Strategic Account Executive, Healthcare Life Science
Dell

Leslie Bromberg
President
Bromberg Consulting

P. Steve Cabello
Managing Director
Protiviti Inc.

Brian Ellerman*
Head of Information Science Innovation
Sanofi

Bob Gentile*
V.P. Information Technology
Qualcomm 

Pam Geoga
Executive Coach

Jim Gibson*
Vice President, Strategic Services
Hayes Management Consulting

Bruce Gissing
Executive VP-Operations (retired)
Boeing Commercial Airplanes

Peter Harries*
Partner
PriceWaterhouseCoopers

Styne Hill 
VP and CIO (retired)
Raytheon Missile Systems

Brian Huston*
Senior Manager, Advisory Services
EY (Ernst & Young, LLP)

Rahul Kamath
MISGA President (Master's Student)

Vincent Lextrait
CEO
Amadeus

Jeff McKeever 
Founder and Chief Mentor 
MicroAge

Manos Menayas
Desert Preserve Holdings Inc

Kerry Pauling
Vice President - Information Systems
Wal-Mart

John Ratzan*
Senior Executive - NY Partner
Accenture

Calline Sanchez*
VP, IBM Systems Storage & Technology Group
IBM Corporation

Ron Schott
Executive Emeritus
Arizona Tech Council

Cheryl Whitis
CIO
Raytheon Missile Systems

Stephen Zipperman
General Manager
Datalink

Walt Zipperman
CEO
DAZ Systems, Inc.

* Indicates MIS alumni