MIS Board of Advisors

MIS 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.

Rajesh Ayyappan Menon
Chief Marketing Officer

Joelle Benson* 
Area Vice President, Workspace Solutions Group Enterprise Acquisition
Dell EMC Global Compute & Client Solutions

P. Steve Cabello
Managing Director
Protiviti Inc.

Reza Chapman*
Managing Director, Cybersecurity Advisory Services
Nordic Global

Misha Dawson

Julie Dillon*
Vice President
American Express

Brian Ellerman* (Executive Committee Member)
Founding Director
Arizona FORGE

Jim Gibson*
Vice President, Professional Services

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

Kripa Krishnan*
Director, Cloud Product Operations 
Google, Inc.

Chris Mazzarella*
City of Tucson

Jeff McKeever 
Founder and Chief Mentor 

Manos Menayas
Executive Coach

John Ratzan* (Board Chair)
Managing Director - NY Partner

Calline Sanchez* (Executive Committee Member)
Vice President, IBM WW Systems Lab Services & Technical Universities
IBM Corporation

Ron Schott 
Executive Emeritus 
Arizona Tech Council

Adam Stafford
PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC)

Srini Venkataramani*
Senior Product Manager

Cheryl Whitis 
VP IT & CIO (Retired)
Raytheon Missile Systems

Stephen Zipperman (Executive Committee Member)
VP Consulting
Cloud + Data Center Transformation at Insight

* Indicates MIS alumni