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.

The Spring Board Meeting will be held in Athens on March 27, 2019.

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 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

  • Allie Abernathy, SunTrust
  • Julie Anderson, Equifax
  • Michael Anton, First Data
  • Chris Aramburu, Protiviti
  • Mukesh Arora, Isaca
  • Jason Barrett, Perficient
  • Kathryn Bashour, Credera
  • Rob Bearden
  • Greg Bell, KPMG
  • Dustin Bennett, The Home Depot
  • Tyler Bennett, Aflac
  • Drew Bingham, Pariveda Solutions
  • Shellon Blanchard-Clarke, Fiserv
  • Rob Borrego, Credera
  • Marline Santiago-Cook Brambles
  • Natascha Brouwer, The Home Depot
  • Chris Brown, McKesson
  • Jay Brown, AT&T
  • John Cahill, Protiviti
  • Kevin Campbell, PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Andrea Castresana, Deloitte
  • Derek W. Clark, UGA
  • Matt Clark, Grant Thornton
  • Priscilla Clark, Citigroup
  • Brian Cossaboom, IBM
  • Brett Croker, PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Benjamin Daniel, Home Depot
  • Sandeep Davalbhakta, State Farm
  • John Coffee, Docebo
  • Eric Drobny, CGI
  • Roger Dunkin, Riskonnect
  • Mark Edavea, Wells Fargo
  • Crews Enoch, Manhattan Associates
  • Kaylee Ewing, Dixon, Hughes and Goodman
  • John Ezzell, BIAS Corporation
  • Chaz Fails, Deloitte
  • Jay Ferro, EarthLink
  • Jim Flannery, Four Athens
  • Craig Fleisher, Aurora WDC
  • Steve Follin, Information Services Group
  • Bob Trotter, Gartner
  • Randy Geoghagen, ISG OCM
  • Mark German, KPMG
  • Jennifer Gilmer, Deloitte Consulting
  • Robert Greco, State Farm
  • Clayton Gregory, Pricewaterhouse Coopers
  • Micah Gremillion, EY
  • Patrick Gresham, Chick-fil-A
  • Jonathan Hanak, EY
  • Jeff Harvey, BIAS Corporation
  • Jon Higbie, Revenue Analytics
  • John Holm, CGI
  • William B. Hull, PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Zach Johnson, PwC
  • Alexander Jones, Grant Thornton
  • Gwendolyn Link, SunTrust
  • Kendre Kelly, A-LIGN
  • Lauren Knox, EY
  • Chris Konecny, KPMG
  • Jason Lannen, TurnKey IT Solutions
  • Peter Lester, PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Katie Logan, Piedmont Healthcare
  • Matthew Maddox, Old Republic Aerospace
  • Mark Mahoney, Jackrabbit Technologies
  • Chris Manning, Protiviti
  • John Marzullo, UPS
  • Naomi Matin, EY
  • Chad McCrary, Georgia Pacific
  • Darryl D. McDonald
  • Matt McGivern, Protiviti
  • David Meaden, Equifax
  • Bryan Miller, McKesson
  • Jeff Miller, EY
  • Kim Mobley, Johnson Lambert
  • Doug Mohme, Deloitte
  • Justin Orcutt, NCC Group
  • Michael Osborn, KPMG
  • Teresa Ostapower, AT&T
  • 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
  • Clay Roberts, EY
  • 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
  • HaQuasha Terry, Aflac
  • Brendan Thompson, CGI
  • Brian Valeyko, NCR
  • William VanCuren, NCR
  • Johnny Walston, Aflac
  • Tyler Williamson, KPMG
  • Carl Woodruff, Fiserv

MIS Advisory Board Student Representatives

Meeting Minutes