Department of Information Systems and Business Analytics (ISBA)Advisory Boards

Master of Science in Information Systems

The Master of Science in Information Systems (MSIS) Advisory Board is a diverse group of senior business and technology experts who are key partners to the success of the MSIS program! By serving as the University link to the business community, the Advisory Board provides vital information about the changing needs, trends and challenges of the market. Their unique and keen insight helps to inform existing and new initiatives, and guide the general strategic direction of the MSIS program.

Collectively, the MSIS Advisory Board members combine their unique perspectives, and experiences to help guide FIU Chapman Graduate Business School leadership team and the Chair of the Information Systems and Business Analytics (ISBA) Department, regarding the mission, goals and objectives of the MSIS program; the promotion the MSIS program locally, nationally and internationally to strengthen its academic reputation and advance research capability. The MSIS Advisory Board also serves to enhance the financial resources of the ISBA department while strengthening its ties to the corporate, governmental and nonprofit communities.

The MSIS Advisory Board actively:

  • Advise on best practices and emerging trends in the business environment, job market, and in the demand for professional skills.
  • Provide insight to guide the quality of the MSIS program curriculum and methodology, and to aid the development of new programs that align with market conditions and adequately address business needs.
  • Act as ambassadors for the MSIS program by communicating its vision and objectives, to extend the reach and educational reputation of the MSIS program, locally, regionally and internationally.
  • Assist with securing long-term funding for the MSIS program through outreach to business contacts and community partners.
  • Engage with students, serving as advocates and mentors for current students and alumni of the MSIS program.
  • Assist in the creation and expansion of student placement opportunities by pursuing industry partnerships and development programs.
  • Recommend new avenues and opportunities for student recruitment.

Board Members

Tim Benson

Tim Benson
Vice President, IT Infrastructure, Information Security, and Service Management
Southern Glazer’s Wine and Spirits

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Faiyaz Hack
IT Technology Manager
NextEra Energy, Inc.

Rodrigo Hernandez

Rodrigo Hernandez
HCM Technology Strategy Leader
Deloitte

Bert Hucks

Bert Hucks
Vice President and General Manager, eCommerce Division
Costa Farms, LLC

Peter Koltis

Peter Koltis
Managing Director
Alvarez & Marsal

Ronen Lapidot

Ronen Lapidot
Senior Vice President, Information Technology, and Chief Information Security Officer
Perry Ellis International

Louis Lerman

Louis Lerman
Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer
Mednax

Helvetiella Longoria

Helvetiella Longoria
Chief Information Security Officer
Florida International University

Alexandria Lorie

Alexandra Lorié
Director, Technology Risk Consulting
RSU US LLP

Andy Luc

Andy Luc
Head of Core Infrastructure, Analytics, Trust and Safety
Google

Nicholas Martinez

Nicholas Martinez
Director, Analytics, Research and Strategy
Miami HEAT

Andy Luc

Crystal Noe
Head of Sanctions Comliance
Facebook

Janine Pratt

Janine Pratt
Senior Director
KPMG

Lisa K. Rawlins

Lisa K. Rawlins
President
VTC Enterprise, Inc.

Jorge Rey

Jorge Rey
Chief Information Security Officer
Kaufman Rossin

Dean Vanderkley

Dean Vanderkley
Senior Manager, Information Security Compliance
Spirit Airlines

Christopher Wilson

Christopher Wilson
Principal IT Architect
NextEra Energy, Inc.

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