2014 NVC Members

Glenn_Wintrich.jpgGlenn Wintrich (NVC chair)

Director of Innovation, Dell

Glenn Wintrich has more than 40 years of international delivery, marketing, service line management and innovation experience. Glenn leads numerous innovation initiatives within Dell Services Chief Innovation Office. In early 2006 Glenn joined Perot systems as the Enterprise Network Service Line Manager and progressed to the Global Director of Information Systems Product Management. Previously, he developed and launched EDS’ converged network solutions and led all market facing activities for their Communications Service Line. As an Air Force leader, for 24 years, he led the development of standardized communications architecture and business practices in the Asia-Pacific region and was a delivery leader in both Germany and the United Kingdom for over eight years. Additionally, he taught Systems Engineering/Evaluation for three years. His global business experience, systematic approach, and leadership in system architecture allow clients to take full advantage of current and emerging opportunities in their IT environments. Glenn currently chairs the Collin College Business Advisory Council for technology curriculum, is a member of the Interlink board of directors, and is a business council advisor for the National Science Foundation.

Deborah_Boisvert.jpgDeborah Boisvert

BATEC Executive Director

Deborah Boisvert is the Principal Investigator for BATEC, an NSF-funded Advanced Technological Education National Center of Excellence that is aimed at creating a coordinated IT education system, spanning area secondary schools, community colleges, and 4-year universities in four urban regions – Boston, Chicago, San Francisco and Las Vegas; Principal Investigator for and NSF CPATH grant on computational thinking; Principal Investigator for Research, Practice And Transformation Through Synergy focused on scale; and Co-Principal Investigator for a Broadening Participation in Computing Initiative based at UMass Amherst. Through these projects, Deborah has extensive experience in developing and implementing educational programs for secondary school, community college and university faculty while creating enduring and effective connections at the academic and administrative levels among the network of community colleges and secondary schools. Her partnerships with industry and community provide her with a broad-level perspective on regional planning for workforce training. Deborah was honored as Workforce Development Leader of the Year by the Massachusetts Network Communications Council in 2006. She serves on many boards and committees including the National Advisory Board of IWITTS, ACM SIGITE Education Board, MA TechHub Collaborative, UMass Boston’s Advisory Committee on Academic Computing, UMass Boston’s Computer Science Advisory Board, MA High School Reform Taskforce, MA Board of Higher Education’s Transfer Task Force, and MA K-12 Technology Standards Revision Team.

Carolyn_Corbin.jpgCarolyn Corbin

President, Center for the 21st Century

Carolyn Corbin is president of the Center for the 21st Century, which provides speeches, executive briefings, consulting, and organizational training in critical 21st century issues. As an internationally renowned socioeconomic futurist, author, and speaker, Carolyn’s work holds a stellar reputation for its 95% accuracy rate and decisive strategies. She has been spotlighted in hundreds of TV, radio, Internet, and periodical interviews including ABC, CBS, and NBC affiliates, CNN, the Gannett (owner of USA Today) newswire, and United Press International throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia. Carolyn has written five books, some of which have ranked #1 on several best-seller lists and have reached markets on every major continent. Her fifth book, Community Leadership 4.0: Impacting a World Gone Wiki, was launched in 2011, in both traditional and digital formats. It immediately became the Number 1 Top Rated Amazon.com Kindle eBook in Public Affairs & Administration and held that ranking for 18 months. Additionally, the book has ranked Number 3 in the Top Rated Amazon.com Kindle eBooks in the broad Government category. In the United Kingdom, Community Leadership 4.0 has ranked in the Top 50 Popular Books list in the category of Community Leadership. The book has also become a Book Pick of the World Future Society. In March, 2013, Community Leadership 4.0 was named Book of the Month by the Malaysian Foresight Institute of the Prime Minister's Department in Malaysia. Carolyn’s clients and sponsors for her work include such diverse organizations as the United Nations International Atomic Energy Agency; Yahoo; IBM; Ericsson; U.S. Department of Defense; Texas Economic Development Council; Texas Municipal League; Dallas-Fort Worth Area Tourism Council; North Texas Commission; Harley-Davidson Motor Company; Detroit Tigers; AMR Corporation; Johnson & Johnson; University of Texas LBJ School of Public Affairs; American Heart Association; National Kidney Foundation; Arizona State University; California State University; University of Zululand, South Africa; Caribbean Government Consortia; Leadership USA; Indiana University; Leadership Texas; Virginia Local Government Management Association; City of Dallas; and numerous chambers of commerce. Carolyn is active in the McKinney (Texas) community, serving on multiple education, civic, religious, and historical boards and committees.

Matt_Glover.jpgMatt Glover

Corporate Director of Global Information Technology, AMX

Matthew Glover is the head of IT and serves as the Corporate Director of Global Information Technology for AMX. AMX is a high-tech manufacturer that develops hardware and software solutions to simplify the way people interact with technology. Matt has spent 24 years in the technology industry, spanning military, healthcare, high-tech and banking industries. Over the last 10 years he has held positions as Senior Vice President of Technology, Senior Vice President of Service Delivery and Vice President of Architecture and Governance for Bank of America; as well as a Managing Consultant for MetLife specializing in divestitures.
Matt spent the first 10 years of his career in the military serving in advanced electronics as a Sonar Supervisor on Fast Attack Submarines. In addition to his Journeyman in Electronics, he holds 7 degrees that span from Computer Information Systems, Computer Science, Management, and Information Technology to Accounting, Finance and Marketing. He attended George Washington University and Hawaii Pacific University.

RonHalbach.jpgRon Halbach

Leader of Technical Sales, Juniper Networks

Ron Halbach is currently the Leader of Technical Sales for Juniper Networks. Ron has worked for Juniper Networks since September of 2010. He is responsibilities include presales engineering, systems architecture and consultative technical support to IBM sellers and Juniper Alliance Managers enabling market preference for IBM/Juniper solutions. Prior to joining Juniper, Ron was Director of Sales Engineering at Nortel. At Nortel Ron was the Director of Sales Engineering for the Western Region and responsible for system design, network planning, and migration strategies, supporting the company's Unified Communications, Data Networking, IP telephony and Optical portfolios. Ron has held positions in Sales, Product Marketing, and Systems Engineering and System Engineering Management. He was a representative for Bay Networks at the DLSw and APPN Forums. He serves as a member of the Business Advisory Council and the National Visiting Committee for the Convergence Technology Center. He has worked in Data Communications and Networking since 1980.

Jeff_Wacker.jpgJeff Wacker

Jeff Wacker is a professional futurist and lecturer. He recently retired as a Senior Fellow from Hewlett-Packard after 36 years where he worked with emerging and advanced technologies. He is currently working on his book defining technology, culture and societal trends now through 2100.

Kim_Yohannan.jpgKim Yohannan

Academic Alliance Manager, EMC Corporation

Kim Yohannan is currently an Academic Alliance Manager at EMC Corporation. She also oversees EMC’s external training partners within the Education Services organization. Previously, she managed the global EMC Centera ISV Partner Program. Before EMC, Kim worked at Xplana Learning, an educational software company, as their Senior Director of Operations where she was responsible for project and product management teams. Kim’s experience includes developing certification exams at Nortel with a focus in Enterprise Multimedia Systems and Data Convergence. While at Nortel, she was also responsible for the NetKnowledge Program which provided networking curriculum to secondary and post-secondary institutions. Before Nortel, Kim spent seven years as a primary school teacher with a focus in English as a Second Language (ESL). Kim earned a BA in Bilingual/Cross-Cultural Liberal Studies and a B-CLAD Multiple Subjects Teaching Credential from California State University, Chico. She also holds a MA in Linguistics & Language Development (TESOL) from California State University, San Jose.


Gordon_Snyder.jpgGordon Snyder

Executive Director, Principal Investigator, National Center for Information and Communication Technologies

Gordon F Snyder Jr is Director of the National Center for Information and Communications Technologies (ICT Center) at Springfield Technical Community College in Massachusetts. The ICT Center is a National Science Foundation Advanced Technological Education Resource Center of Excellence. He's authored four engineering and engineering technology textbooks and has over 20 years of consulting experience in the field of communications and information technology. In addition to his work with the ICT Center, Gordon serves as theVerizon Next Step New England telecommunications curriculum leader and has served on several technology boards around the United States including the Microsoft Community College Advisory Council, the Massachusetts Networking and Communications Council, and the National Skill Standards Board. He currently chair the National Center for Optics and Photonics National Visiting Committee (NVC) in Waco, TX; the Convergence Technology Center NVC in the Dallas / Fort Worth metroplex; and the Regional Center for Semiconductor and Nanotechnology Education NVC at Hudson Valley Community College in New York. He also co-chairs the Boston Advanced Technological Education Center NVC at UMass Boston and sits on the NVCs for the Manufacturing and Engineering Technologies Education Clearinghouse (METEC) at Sinclair Community College in Dayton, Ohio and the National Center for Nanotechnology Applications and Career Knowledge (NACK) at Penn State. In 2001 he was selected as one of the top 15 technology faculty in the United States by Microsoft and the American Association of Community Colleges and in 2004 was selected as the Massachusetts Network and Communications Council Workforce Leader of the year.