The INTERalliance of Greater Cincinnati, local non-profit dedicated to “stopping the brain drain” and attracting young talent to IT careers at local employers, announces it is doubling the size of its Board of Directors.
TiER1′s Chief Technology Officer Norm Desmarais was added to the INTERalliance of Greater Cincinnati Board of Directors along with five other new members. The board had only five members for the first five years, and have now decided to more than double in size. This growth is to prepare the locally based non-profit for a new phase of community engagement and growth.
The other additions to the Board include Jeannine Abele, CIO, GE Aviation – Commercial Engines & Services; Margie Matthews, Assistant Director of Technology, Saint Ursula Academy; Melanie Moody, Associate Director, Global Business Services, Procter & Gamble (retired); Joe Robinson, EVP & CIO of Fifth Third Bank; and Piyush Singh, SVP/CIO, Great American Insurance.
These senior executives and leaders join Board chairperson Jim Scott (Kroger CTO), and the other current members including Dr. Vivek Choudhury (UC College of Business IS Dept Chair), Melissa Johnson (Comair VP/CIO), Dilip Lillaney (P&G Associate Director, Global Business Services), and Geoff Smith (LP Enterprises President, former IT Director, P&G).
According to Executive Director Doug Arther, “This is one incredible brain trust! I am so excited for the students who will benefit from this amazing team of local senior leaders. We couldn’t have a more dedicated group of individuals, and I am really looking forward to taking INTERalliance to the next level with the sage guidance of this experienced team of professionals.”
The INTERalliance of Greater Cincinnati was formed in 2005 by Doug Arthur of Atos Origin, Tony Saldanha of P&G, and UC’s Vivek Choudhury. The goal was to “stop the brain drain” and attract top Cincinnati students to local careers in Information Technology. Since its first “IT Careers Camps” was launched in 2006, five hundred top regional 10th graders from more than 40 local high schools have experienced the unique INTERalliance program. More than 100 regional high school students have been placed in paid summer Internships at local sponsors, including P&G, Kroger, GE Aviation, Kao Brands, Cintas, Atos Origin, Zakta, and ShareThis.