For over 25 years, the MIS Advisory Board has been the primary point of contact between industry and the Department of MIS. It helps ensure that the MIS curriculum meets the needs of employers, supports cutting-edge research, provides speakers for classes, funds scholarships for outstanding MIS students, and more. It is an invaluable resource for the MIS program at the Terry College of Business.

Members bring a diverse spectrum of expertise to the board, which provides a broad perspective on new initiatives. For example, current membership includes CIOs, partners in consulting firms, recent graduates, and current student representatives. Companies that heavily recruit UGA MIS students are often corporate members. People who have a strong affinity with Georgia’s MIS program hold individual memberships.

Corporate Members

Membership Information

Membership Levels

There are three levels of board membership (e.g., individual, corporate RED level, and corporate BLACK level).

The individual membership is targeted to those who want to maintain a personal relationship with the department, maybe via guest speaking opportunities and/or attendance to our spring advisory board meeting in Athens. The RED level will be of interest to organizations that want to maintain a close relationship with the MIS program. As to the BLACK membership, it is for those corporations that want to foster even greater collaboration with our department.

Become an advisory board member


Scholarships, in the amount of $500, are often generously offered to our best students by our Advisory Board members. These scholarships are typically offered during our spring Advisory Board meeting, during its social event; both students and Advisory Board scholarship sponsors are then recognized.

Sponsor a Scholarship

The following companies and individuals sponsored scholarships in 2015.

  • Aflac
  • Atlanta SIM Chapter
  • Terri Chase
  • CISL
  • CTS
  • Deloitte Advisory Services
  • EY
  • Equifax
  • Hugh Watson
  • Hugh Watson Scholarship Endowment
  • KPMG
  • Mark Mahoney
  • NCR
  • Protiviti
  • PWC
  • Revenue Analytics
  • Riskconnect
  • State Farm
  • Steve Follin
  • Teradata
  • TracePoint Consulting
  • UPS
  • Verizon

Board Members

  • Zaid Altalib, Caterpillar Financial
  • David Ames, PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Chris Aramburu, Protiviti
  • Mukesh Arora, Isaca
  • Rob Bearden, Hortonworks
  • Patrick Beatty, PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Greg Bell, KPMG
  • Tyler Bennett, Aflac
  • Drew Bingham, Pariveda Solutions
  • Blake Campbell, PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Kevin Campbell, PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Bryan Christopher, McKesson
  • Derek W. Clark, UGA
  • ​Kay Cobetto, Hitachi Consulting
  • Brian Cossaboom, IBM
  • Anthony Creasy, UPS
  • Benjamin Daniel, Home Depot
  • Barrett Davis, State Farm
  • Ted Dorner, State Farm
  • Eric Drobny, Computer Technology Solutions
  • Roger Dunkin, Riskonnect
  • Mark Edavea, Wells Fargo
  • John Ezzell, BIAS Corporation
  • Todd Ferguson, State Farm
  • Jay Ferro, American Cancer Society
  • Jim Flannery, Four Athens
  • Steve Follin, TPI
  • Randy Geoghagen, TracePoint Consulting
  • Chris Gentry, SunTrust
  • Mark German, KPMG
  • Jennifer Gilmer, Deloitte Consulting
  • Micah Gremillion, EY
  • Patrick Gresham, Chick-fil-A
  • Sandeep Gupta, Equifax
  • Jonathan Hanak, EY
  • Jeff Harvey, BIAS Corporation
  • Chase Hawkins, Sportschirp
  • Jon Higbie, Revenue Analytics
  • Kenneth Howard, State Farm
  • William B. Hull, PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Angela Jackson, Isaca
  • Ryan Jenkins, AT&T
  • Ron Jones, CTS
  • Lauren Justice, KPMG
  • Allison R. Kessler, PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Lauren Knox, EY
  • Paul Krasilnick, KPMG
  • Chris Kwasny, NCR
  • Jason Lannen, TurnKey IT Solutions
  • Peter Lester, PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Katie Logan, Piedmont Healthcare
  • David Luke, ISACA/Accenture
  • Mark Mahoney, Jackrabbit Technologies
  • Chris Manning, Protiviti
  • John Marzullo, UPS
  • Keith Mathey, EMC
  • Naomi Matin, EY
  • Palmer Worley Mayer, KPMG
  • Darryl D. McDonald
  • Matt McGivern, Protiviti
  • ​Bryan Miller, McKesson
  • Jeff Miller, EY
  • Joe Moon, Velocity Technology Partners
  • Amy Moore, CTS
  • Michael Osborn, KPMG
  • Teresa Ostapower, AT&T
  • Armando Osvaldo, Compasso
  • Tushar Patel, Hitachi Consulting
  • Bill Rajczak, Mitre
  • Eric Rivard, Cerulium Corporation
  • Clay Roberts, EY
  • Beth Ross, EY
  • Tim Seigler, KPMG
  • Will Shuman, Protiviti
  • Sanjay Singh, Computer Technology Solutions
  • Victoria Smith, Aflac
  • Kevin Solchenberger, InterContinental Hotel Group
  • Kelly Steed, KPMG
  • Brendan Thompson, CTS
  • Robert Trotter, Fiserv
  • Brian Valeyko, NCR
  • William VanCuren, NCR
  • Tyler Williamson, KPMG
  • Jim Wood, AT&T
  • Barney Young, Jr., Tata Consulting Services

MIS Advisory Board Student Representatives

Meeting Minutes