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Back row (left to right): Bob Morgan, Rod Murchison, Craig Cuyar, Bob Bardusch, Tony Pensa, David Reese, Dean Andrew Sears, Paul Bell, John Meyer, Steve Pace, Jeff Copeland, Ed Frymoyer, and Mike Laphen. Front row (left to right): Ron Police, Maggie Sapovchak, Cathy Pomanti, Deb Dorman, Beth Jones, and Mark Poblete. Not pictured: Joe Atkinson, Don Haile, Marc Hansen, Jordan Rednor, David Rusenko, Matt Schuyler, John Sternbergh and John Viglione

The IST Advisory Board was founded in 1999 to further the partnership between Penn State and the world of information sciences and technology. Bob Bardusch is the chairman. Bringing together representatives of the College, its faculty, and its students with top-level executives in IT, the board continues the vital tradition of education-industry partnership on which the college was established.

The board also is a source of business and industry expertise, ensuring that IST's programs of teaching, research, and outreach are in tune with current and future trends in information sciences and technology. The board assists IST with developing career opportunities for students and making connections with industry and government. In addition, the board looks for ways to enhance the educational experience of IST students through internships and learning opportunities based on real-world problems.

Board Members
Image Name Title(s)
Joseph Atkinson Joseph Atkinson
  • U.S. Advisory Entertainment, Media & Communications Leader, PricewaterhouseCooper

  • Advisory Board Member, College of Information Sciences and Technology, Penn State

Robert J. Bardusch Robert J. Bardusch
  • Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Valley National Bank

  • Advisory Board Member, College of Information Sciences and Technology, Penn State

Paul Bell Paul Bell
  • Operating Partner, Lead Edge Capital

  • Advisory Board Member, College of Information Sciences and Technology, Penn State

Jessica Burke Jessica Burke
  • Executive Director - Customer Experience Strategy and Operations, Comcast Corporation

  • Advisory Board Member, College of Information Sciences and Technology, Penn State

Yiling Chen Yiling Chen
  • Gordon McKay Professor of Computer Science, Harvard, John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

  • Advisory Board Member, College of Information Sciences and Technology, Penn State

Jeff Copeland Jeff Copeland
  • Retired Executive Chairman, immixGroup Inc.

  • Advisory Board Member, College of Information Sciences and Technology, Penn State

Craig Cuyar Craig Cuyar
  • Global Chief Information Officer of Omnicom

  • Advisory Board Member, College of Information Sciences and Technology, Penn State

Debra Dorman Debra Dorman
  • Program Director, IBM Corporation

  • Advisory Board Member, College of Information Sciences and Technology, Penn State

Edward M. Frymoyer Edward M. Frymoyer
  • President, Frymoyer Holdings, Inc.

  • Advisory Board Member, College of Information Sciences and Technology, Penn State

Donald A. Haile Donald A. Haile
  • Retired, Industry Consultant

  • Advisory Board Member, College of Information Sciences and Technology, Penn State

Beth Jones Beth Jones
  • Special Assistant to the Administrator, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Transportation and Security Administration

  • Advisory Board Member, College of Information Sciences and Technology, Penn State

Elizabeth King Elizabeth King
  • Managing Partner, Elizabeth M. King Consulting, LLC

  • Advisory Board Member, College of Information Sciences and Technology, Penn State

John Meyer John Meyer
  • Co-Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Arise Virtual Solutions Inc.

  • Advisory Board Member, College of Information Sciences and Technology, Penn State

Robert Morgan Robert Morgan
  • Chairman and co-founder, 3R Holdings

  • Advisory Board Member, College of Information Sciences and Technology, Penn State

Rod Murchison Rod Murchison
  • Vice President, Product Management, CrowdStrike

  • Advisory Board Member, College of Information Sciences and Technology, Penn State

Steve Pace Steve Pace
  • Senior Vice President, Global Sales, Dynatrace

  • Advisory Board Member, College of Information Sciences and Technology, Penn State

Antonio Pensa Antonio Pensa
  • Assistant Director Emeritus, Aerospace Division, Lincoln Laboratory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

  • Advisory Board Member, College of Information Sciences and Technology, Penn State

Ronald Police Ronald Police
  • Senior Vice President, SAP National Security Services

  • Advisory Board Member, College of Information Sciences and Technology, Penn State

Cathy Pomanti Cathy Pomanti
Jordan H. Rednor Jordan H. Rednor
  • President, Rednor Group Ltd.

  • Advisory Board Member, College of Information Sciences and Technology, Penn State

David W. Reese David W. Reese
  • Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, API Systems, Inc.

  • Advisory Board Member, College of Information Sciences and Technology, Penn State

David Rusenko David Rusenko
  • CEO and co-founder of Weebly

  • Advisory Board Member, College of Information Sciences and Technology, Penn State

Matthew Schuyler Matthew Schuyler
  • Chief Human Resources Officer, Hilton Worldwide

  • Advisory Board Member, College of Information Sciences and Technology, Penn State

John Viglione John Viglione
  • Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Vertex Inc.

  • Advisory Board Member, College of Information Sciences and Technology, Penn State