MIS Advisory Board

For over 35 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.

The Spring Board Meeting will be held in Athens on March 4, 2020.

Corporate Members

Membership Information

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 2019.

  • Aflac
  • Bill Rajczk
  • Brambles
  • Deloitte
  • EY
  • Hugh Watson
  • Hugh Watson Endowment
  • Jay Ferro
  • Johnson Lambert
  • KPMG
  • Mark Bryson
  • Mark Mahoney
  • Patrick Gresham
  • Protiviti
  • PwC
  • State Farm
  • Steve Follin
  • Terry Chase
  • Verizon Foundation

Board Members

  • Callie Abernathy, SunTrust
  • Michael Anton, Kedelski Security
  • Chris Aramburu, Protiviti
  • Mukesh Arora, Isaca
  • Jason Barrett, Perficient
  • Rob Bearden, Docker
  • Greg Bell, KPMG
  • Dustin Bennett, The Home Depot
  • Tyler Bennett, Aflac
  • Drew Bingham, Pariveda Solutions
  • Shellon Blanchard-Clarke, Fiserv
  • Marline Santiago-Cook, Brambles
  • Donny Bridgemohan, Fiserv
  • Chris Brown, McKesson
  • Jay Brown, AT&T
  • John Cahill, Protiviti
  • Kevin Campbell, PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Andrea Castresana, Deloitte
  • Dennis Cobb, HTC
  • Derek W. Clark, UGA
  • Matt Clark, Grant Thornton
  • Priscilla Clark, Citigroup
  • John Coffee, Docebo
  • Brian Cossaboom, IBM
  • Brett Croker, PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Benjamin Daniel, Home Depot
  • Sandeep Davalbhakta, State Farm
  • Eric Drobny, CGI
  • Roger Dunkin, Riskonnect
  • Mark Eclavera, Wells Fargo
  • Crews Enoch, Manhattan Associates
  • Kaylee Ewing, Dixon, Hughes and Goodman
  • John Ezzell, BIAS Corporation
  • Chaz Fails, Deloitte
  • Jay Ferro, Quikrete
  • Jim Flannery, Four Athens
  • Steve Follin
  • Mark German, KPMG
  • Jawvid Ghaffari, Grant Thornton
  • Jennifer Gilmer, Deloitte Consulting
  • Regina Guinn, Datum Software
  • Clayton Gregory, Pricewaterhouse Coopers
  • Micah Gremillion, EY
  • Patrick Gresham, Chick-fil-A
  • Jonathan Hanak, EY
  • Jeff Harvey, BIAS Corporation
  • John Holm, CGI
  • William B. Hull, PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Patrick Janda, Grant Thornton
  • Russ Johnson, Cox Enterprises
  • Zach Johnson, PwC
  • Gwendolyn Link, Athem
  • Kendra Kelly, A-lign
  • Chris Konecny, KPMG
  • Jason Lannen, TurnKey IT Solutions
  • Peter Lester, PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Temisan Leonis, EY
  • Gwen Link, Anthem
  • Katie Logan, Piedmont Healthcare
  • Matthew Maddox, Roark Capital
  • Mark Mahoney, Jackrabbit Technologies
  • Chris Manning, Protiviti
  • Megan Mansfield, Johnson Lambert
  • John Marzullo, UPS
  • Darryl D. McDonald
  • Matt McGivern, Protiviti
  • David Merry, IBM
  • Lenny Meyers, Recruit
  • Phillip Miles, CGI
  • Bryan Miller, McKesson
  • Jeff Miller, EY
  • Kim Mobley, Johnson Lambert
  • Doug Mohme, Deloitte
  • Justin Orcutt, NCC Group
  • Michael Osborn, KPMG
  • Teresa Ostapower, AT&T
  • Hal Pate, The Halpate Project
  • HaQuasha Pendarvis, Aflac
  • Raymond Phillips, Daugherty Business Solutions
  • Jordon Pollack, Docebo
  • Jon Powell, Moore Colson
  • Bill Rajczak, Mitre Corporation
  • David Remick, KPMG
  • Colin Rice, Deloitte
  • Eric Rivard, Cerulium Corporation
  • Darren Rogers, SunTrust
  • Christie Sauermann, The Home Depot
  • Uso Sayers, Johnson Lambert
  • Tim Seigler, BDO
  • Erica Seredni, KPMG
  • Erin Shroyer, Johnson Lambert
  • Will Shuman, Protiviti
  • Kevin Solchenberger, InterContinental Hotel Group
  • Daniel Spartlen, SunTrust
  • Edward Sun, Deloitte
  • Bob Trotter, Gartner
  • Brian Valeyko, NCR
  • William VanCuren, NCR
  • Johnny Walston, Aflac
  • Tyler Williamson, KPMG
  • Barney Young

Advisory Board Student Representatives

Board Requirements

As student representatives on the board, we:

  • Work directly with Hugh Watson, our board’s director, assisting him in a variety of Board-related tasks. Student Board members will have one or more projects that they are responsible for.
  • Have a direct impact on the MIS program, interacting with senior Terry faculty and having the opportunity to share your unique perspective and voice peer concerns
  • Reap the benefits of developing both IT and business skills as you help advance the Board, generating new memberships, shaping strategy, and managing communications.
  • Receive a one-year personal membership to the board after you graduate. This will allow you to continue networking with industry professionals and gain access to industry thought leaders

Board Responsibilities

These are some of the responsibilities that you could be involved in. Not all activities are performed every semester — a few projects at a time will be emphasized on the basis of personal interest and aptitude.

  • Assist with the MIS Advisory Board meetings
    • Pre-meeting: agenda setting and dissemination (standard information emails), RSVP confirmation, name tags, and event coordination
    • During meeting: take notes, take pictures, and act as a host, greeting guests and assisting the event coordinator while representing the MIS program
    • Post-meeting: compile and organize notes into an easy to read document, post pictures on website and debrief to discuss possible changes
  • Facilitate valuable discussions between students and faculty regarding what students are looking for from MIS classes and what they need to know to bridge the gap between the classroom and the boardroom
  • Develop ideas to help forward the mission of the UGA-MIS Industry Advisory Board (e.g., additional advantages to being a corporate member, ways to get appropriate students to the attention of corporate members, ways to get more companies interested in our students, ways to get more students into MIS)
  • Develop proposals for faculty to enhance the MIS program, based on suggestions raised in board meetings from both the business community and faculty
  • Conduct formal surveys highlighting fellow student’s feedback on certain concepts and/or implementation of new programs

Student Representatives

MIS Student Representative

Malan Anderson
BBA, 2020

MIS Student Representative

Grayson Borrego
BBA, 2020

MIS Student Representative

Emily Bumgarner
BBA, 2020

MIS Student Representative

Elizabeth W. Camp
President and CEO, D F Management Inc.

MIS Student Representative

Dylan Garcia
BBA, 2019

MIS Student Representative

Brandon Kim
BBA, 2020

MIS Student Representative

Katie Kish
BBA, 2020

MIS Student Representative

Thomas Naranjo
BBA, 2019

MIS Student Representative

Ethan Mann
BBA, 2019

MIS Student Representative

Ben Ownby
BBA, 2020

MIS Student Representative

Juliana Rafla
BBA, 2020

MIS Student Representative

Jackson Reid
BBA, 2020

MIS Student Representative

Lauren Stone
BBA, 2020

MIS Student Representative

Greg Teel
BBA, 2019

Meeting Minutes


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