2013 NVC Members

Carolyn_Corbin.jpgCarolyn Corbin

President, Center for the 21st Century
E-mail: CarolynCorbin@c21c.com
Phone: 214.802.5212
Web: www.c21c.com

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 on May 10, 2011, in both traditional and digital formats. It immediately became the Number 1 Top Rated Amazon.com Kindle eBook in Public Affairs & Administration, and that rank is still consistently holding its first place position. 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, the most prestigious organization of futurists in the world. 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.

Deborah_Boisvert.jpgDeborah Boisvert

BATEC Executive Director
E-mail: deborah.boisvert@umb.edu
Phone: 617.287.7295
Web: batec.org

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.

Gordon_Snyder.jpgGordon Snyder

Executive Director, Principal Investigator, National Center for Information and Communication Technologies
E-mail: gsnyder@stcc.edu
Phone: 413.755.6552
Web: www.ictcenter.org

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.

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
E-mail: kim.yohannan@emc.com
Web: education.emc.com/academicalliance/

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.

Matt_Glover.jpgMatt Glover

Corporate Director of Global Information Technology, AMX
E-mail: matt.glover@amx.com
Web: www.amx.com

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
E-mail: rhalbach@juniper.net
Web: www.juniper.net

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.


Pete_Saflund.jpgPete Saflund

Managing Principal, The Saflund Institute
E-mail: info@saflund.org
Phone: 253.630.5326
Web: www.saflund.org

Pete Saflund is the Managing Principal of TSI, providing evaluation and program review services to community colleges and universities. A short list of major engagements and associations includes: the National Center for Information and Communications Technology, Springfield, MA; the BATEC Center, U Mass Boston, The Center for Community College Leadership at Oregon State University, Youngstown State University, Community College of Southern Nevada, Capella University, Virginia Community College System, Collin County College, City College of San Francisco, NIVTE Center, Las Vegas, NV, and the Materials Education Resource Center, Edmonds Community College. Prior to that, Pete was Associate Director of the NSF – funded National Workforce Center for Emerging Technologies (NWCET, Bellevue, WA). He’s also served as Dean of Technology Programs, Director of Campus Computing, and as Tenured Professor in engineering technology. Pete has chaired a number of NSF National Visiting Committees, including Valencia College - Computer Science, University of Arkansas, Ft. Smith – Electrical Engineering, Community Colleges of Baltimore County – Cyber Security and IT, and BATEC Center at U Mass Boston – IT. He’s also served on numerous NSF National Visiting Committees, including I-Tec Center at Daytona Beach Community College – IT, Puget Sound Center for Manufacturing Excellence – Manufacturing, and EvaluATE center at Western Michigan University – Evaluation principles and practice in community colleges. In addition, he’s advised numerous state and regional software and technology councils including the Connecticut Business and Industry Association, the Massachusetts Software Council, the Austin Software Council / ARIES Alliance, the Arizona Software Alliance, the Washington Software Council, and the Information Technology Association of America – National Workforce Study. Pete’s education includes an A.S. in Business Administration from Monroe Community College; a B.S. in Education from Southern Illinois University; a M.Ed. from City University in Instructional Design; Curriculum, and Assessment, and all but the dissertation toward an Ed.D at Oregon State University.