Instructional Leadership, emphasis: K-12 School Leadership (MEd)
Student working on a project in the Zachary Lerner Lab.

Information System Advisory Council

The Information Systems (IS) Advisory Council (ISAC) is comprised of industry and government professionals. The purpose of the ISAC is to advise the IS Area, including faculty and students on issues related to area planning, curriculum development, student recruitment and placement. Some of the goals of the Advisory Council are:

  • To provide guidance that correctly targets the curriculum to develop a skill set in our graduates which best meets market demands.
  • To enhance the career placement opportunities for our students and help develop student job search and selection skills.
  • To discover and promote strategic alliances leading to internship opportunities for our majors.
  • To create and enhance a student’s experience in the classroom through appearances, presentations and discussions with information technology leaders from the Advisory Council or their representative organizations.
  • To provide industry information helpful in promoting and sustaining faculty currency with practices in information systems.
  • To create opportunities for faculty research partnerships with business organizations and information technology professionals.
  • To provide guidance on CIS area direction and resource allocation within the constrained resources available of program delivery.

Current members of the IS Advisory Council

Robert Austin (’96 BA)Manager – Walt Disney Parks and Resorts TechnologyDisneyAnaheim, CA
Cliff Barlow (’86)Director – Security and OperationsKoreLogic Inc.Annapolis, MD
Jeff Bulkeley (’82) (Advisory Council Treasurer)Business Systems Support ManagerCigna Medical GroupPhoenix, AZ
Bert Bullock (’84) (Special Projects Chair)FounderPromises Kept SoftwareCincinnati, OH
Lanita ColletteUniversity Information Security OfficerNorthern Arizona UniversityFlagstaff, AZ
Linda Cook (’83)Scrum MasterBlue Cross and Blue Shield of NebraskaOmaha, NE
Stephen Coons (’84)Software EngineerDST Systems Inc.Kansas City, MO
Patrick Cooper (’02)Head of IT Service DeliveryVEREITPhoenix, AZ
Todd Davis (’85)CEOSkyTouch TechnologyPhoenix, AZ
Paul DiazRecruiting ManagerLimelight Networks
Katherine (Kate) Ewy (’11)Operations Program ManagerIntel CorporationChandler, AZ
Amanda Garcia (’11)Senior Account ExecutiveCDWChandler, AZ
Mark GeninattiExecutiveIT Delivery and Strategy ConsultantPhoenix, AZ
Tom Grazda (’79) (Advisory Council Past-Chair)Director – Outsourcing ProgramsNorthrop Grumman CorporationAlbuquerque, NM
Michael HawksworthPresidentMSS TechnologiesPhoenix, AZ
Brian Hinshaw (’85)Vice PresidentProductive Data SolutionsTempe, AZ
Heather Iskrzak (’94 Arts & Sciences)Manager, Talent AcquisitionCharles SchwabPhoenix, AZ
Lisa Levy (’96 School of Communications)Principal ConsultantLcubed ConsultingPhoenix, AZ
Quinn Martinez (’16)Associate MemberNAU StudentFlagstaff, AZ
Paul NovotnyDirector, Technology SolutionsRepublic Services
Rinkan PatelSenior Manager of Information ArchitecturePetSmart
Asha PatkiSenior Solutions ArchitectGeneral Motors
Gregory Russell (’97 BGS)Enterprise Infrastructure LeaderW L Gore and AssociatesFlagstaff, AZ
William Secore (’74) (Advisory Council Chair)President; Director – Outsourcing (Retired)Computer Sciences CorporationIrvine, CA
Dennis E. SpurlinApplications Systems Analyst, Programmer Senior; Information Technology Services Enterprise Information SolutionsNorthern Arizona University
Paul TorresSenior ManagerKPMGTempe, AZ
Ed VaskoCEOTerra Verde Services
Theresa Warner-ZinzilietaDirector – Information SecurityAmerican ExpressPhoenix, AZ
Steve Westerdahl (’73)Past-PresidentWesterdahl ConsultingFlagstaff, AZ
Kathy WestonDirector – Digital SystemsState Farm Insurance
Todd Wingler (’94)Director – SalesAccenturePhoenix, AZ
Curtis Zinzilieta (’96)Director, Solutions ArchitectureRed HatFlagstaff, AZ