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.

Upcoming Events

  • August 23 - MIS Welcome Back Social - 5-7 p.m., Business Learning Commons
  • September 20 - MIS Networking Coffee - 9-10 a.m., Classic Center
  • September 20 - Top 10% Event - 5:30-9 p.m., The Graduate Hotel
  • October 18 - Fall Board Meeting - 12-5 p.m., Business Learning Commons

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

Below are the individuals and companies that provided scholarships in 2016.

  • Aflac
  • BIAS Corporation
  • CTS
  • Deloitte
  • Drew Bingham
  • Equifax
  • EY
  • Hugh Watson
  • Hugh Watson Endowment
  • KPMG
  • Mark Mahoney
  • NCR
  • Protiviti
  • PwC
  • State Farm
  • Steve Follin
  • Terry Chase
  • Tim Chester/EDUCAUSE
  • Verizon

Board Members

  • Zaid Altalib, Caterpillar Financial
  • Michael Anton, First Data
  • Chris Aramburu, Protiviti
  • Mukesh Arora, Isaca
  • ​Jason Barrett, Perficient
  • Rob Bearden, Hortonworks
  • Greg Bell, KPMG
  • Dustin Bennett, The Home Depot
  • Tyler Bennett, Aflac
  • Drew Bingham, Pariveda Solutions
  • Shellon Blanchard-Clarke, Fiserv
  • Natascha Brouwer, The Home Depot
  • Chris Brown, McKesson
  • Doug Brown, Aflac
  • Jay Brown, AT&T
  • John Cahill, Protiviti
  • Kevin Campbell, PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Andrea Castresana, NCR
  • Bryan Christopher, McKesson
  • Brandon Clark, PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Derek W. Clark, UGA
  • ​Priscilla Clark, Citigroup
  • Brian Cossaboom, IBM
  • Anthony Creasy, UPS
  • Brett Croker, PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • 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
  • Chaz Fails, Deloitte
  • Todd Ferguson, State Farm
  • Jay Ferro, American Cancer Society
  • Jim Flannery, Four Athens
  • Steve Follin, Information Services Group
  • Randy Geoghagen, TracePoint Consulting
  • Chris Gentry, SunTrust
  • Mark German, KPMG
  • Jennifer Gilmer, Deloitte Consulting
  • Anthony Gregorio, The Home Depot
  • Clayton Gregory, Pricewaterhouse Coopers
  • 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
  • Abhi Jain, Southerland Group
  • Allison R. Kessler, PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Lauren Knox, EY
  • ​Chris Konecny, KPMG
  • Jason Lannen, TurnKey IT Solutions
  • Peter Lester, PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Katie Logan, Piedmont Healthcare
  • David Luke, ISACA/Accenture
  • ​Matthew Maddox, Old Republic Aerospace
  • Mark Mahoney, Jackrabbit Technologies
  • Chris Manning, Protiviti
  • John Marzullo, UPS
  • Keith Mathey, EMC
  • Naomi Matin, EY
  • Darryl D. McDonald
  • Matt McGivern, Protiviti
  • ​Dominic Medico, Aflac
  • ​Bryan Miller, McKesson
  • Jeff Miller, EY
  • Joe Moon, Velocity Technology Partners
  • Amy Moore, CTS
  • Keon Odum, Securonix
  • ​Justin Orcutt, NCC Group
  • Michael Osborn, KPMG
  • Teresa Ostapower, AT&T
  • Armando Osvaldo, Compasso
  • Tushar Patel, Hitachi Consulting
  • Bill Rajczak, Mitre Corporation
  • ​David Remick, KPMG
  • Eric Rivard, Cerulium Corporation
  • Clay Roberts, EY
  • Beth Ross, EY
  • ​Chris Sanders, GE Oil and Gas
  • Christie Sauermann, The Home Depot
  • Tim Seigler, KPMG
  • Erica Seredni, KPMG
  • Will Shuman, Protiviti
  • Sanjay Singh, Computer Technology Solutions
  • ​Cara Turano Snow, TAG
  • Kevin Solchenberger, InterContinental Hotel Group
  • Edward Sun, Deloitte
  • HaQuasha Terry, Aflac
  • Brendan Thompson, CTS
  • Brian Valeyko, NCR
  • William VanCuren, NCR
  • Tyler Williamson, KPMG
  • Jim Wood, AT&T
  • Carl Woodruff, Fiserv
  • Barney Young, Jr., Tata Consulting Services

MIS Advisory Board Student Representatives

Meeting Minutes