Master of Science in Information Systems Advisory Board

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.

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.

Serve alongside our elite group of board executives


  • Tim Benson

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

  • Faiyaz Hack

    Faiyaz Hack
    IT Technology Manager
     NextEra Energy, Inc.

  • Rodrigo Hernandez

    Rodrigo Hernandez
    VP, Digital Programs and Application Support

  • 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

  • Helvetiella Longoria

    Helvetiella Longoria
    Chief Information Security Officer
     Florida International University

  • Alexandra Lorié

    Alexandra Lorié
    Director, Technology Risk Consulting

  • Andy Luc

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

  • Nicholas Martinez

    Nicholas Martinez
    Director of Analytics, Research and Strategy
     Miami HEAT

  • Crystal Noe

    Crystal Noe
    Sanctions and AML Solutions, Automation, Remediation and Advisory Services
     The Noe Group

  • Janine Pratt

    Janine Pratt
    Senior Director

  • Lisa K. Rawlins

    Lisa K. Rawlins
     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.