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
Managing Partner, Banking and Financial Services 

Joelle Benson* 
Director Sales Strategy, Americas
DellEMC Global Compute & Client Solutions

P. Steve Cabello
Managing Director
Protiviti Inc.

Brian Ellerman*
Director, Biosphere 2 Enterprise Hub (B2E Hub)
University of Arizona

Jim Gibson*
Vice President, Growth and Innovation
ClearDATA - Secure. Healthcare. Cloud.

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

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

Kripa Krishnan 
Director, Cloud Product Operations
Google, Inc.

Jeff McKeever 
Founder and Chief Mentor 

Manos Menayas
Executive Coach

Rhea Pereira*
Principal Data Analyst
Capital One

Jagadish Ramamurthy*
Software Engineer, Ads Business Insights

John Ratzan*
Senior Executive - NY Partner

Calline Sanchez*
VP, Enterprise Storage, SIE IBM Tucson
IBM Corporation

Ron Schott 
Executive Emeritus 
Arizona Tech Council

Adam Stafford

Srini Venkataramani*
Product Leader
Samsung NEXT

Cheryl Whitis
Raytheon Missile Systems

Stephen Zipperman
General Manager 

* Indicates MIS alumni