Board Members

RITE Board Members

The RITE Board practices a dynamic collaborative approach where employers of IT talent engage directly and regularly with the region’s leading educators, career development professionals, workforce and talent development professionals, and growing list of other partners.  Board Members include senior IT leaders, industry organizational representatives and a designated leader from higher education who represents RITE’s higher education partnership.

Sam Babic
Associate Vice President, Development
Hyland Software

Bill Blausey
Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer

Dean Brainard
Executive Director
OHTec/COSE/Greater Cleveland Partnership

Ralph Cagna, MBA, CPHIMS,
Director IT Operations
Cleveland Clinic

Sean Gallagher
Chief Information Officer
NASA Glenn Research Center

Kevin Goodman
Managing Director, Partner
BlueBridge Networks

Katherine Golden
Executive Vice President & Chief Technology Officer

Eric Guckelberger
Senior Director, Technology Center
Acumen Solutions, Inc.

Michelle Kasson
Director, IS Solutions Development
The J.M. Smucker Company

Louis H. Kompare
Director of Information Systems and Services
Lorain County Community College

Joe LaMantia, CFPIM, CIRM, CPA
Managing Partner
e-Ventus Corporation

Thomas J. Lucas
Chief Information Officer
The Sherwin-Williams Company

Marybeth Lupica
Human Resource Business Leader, IT
Progressive Insurance

Keith Silvestri
CIO Corporate Bank Technology & Operations

Nigamanth Sridhar
Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Cleveland State University

Jodi Tims
Professor and Chair, Mathematics & Computer Science Department
Baldwin-Wallace College

Dr. Monique Wilson, PMP
College-wide Dean & Executive Director, IT
Cuyahoga Community College


James Cookingham
Cookingham Consulting, LLC

Diane Gormley
Resource Manager
American Greetings

Jim McKinnon
Vice President & CIO
The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company

Dr. Sasi K. Pillay
Chief Technology Officer for IT

Andy Platt
Former Vice President, Information Services and CIO, The J.M. Smucker Company
Executive in Residence, The University of Akron

Jim Sage
Chief Information Officer
The University of Akron

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