Chief Information Officer
Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA) is a national non-profit organization dedicated to helping all children learn. NWEA provides formative assessment, research-based educational growth measures, and professional training to improve teaching and learning. Partnering with school districts, states and other education organizations, NWEA delivers computer-adapted assessment services to more than 2,400 education agencies and two million students nationwide. In addition, its Growth Research Database (GRD), the most extensive collection of student growth data in the country, provides a rich opportunity for the study of academic achievement.
I have been providing technology leadership for 30 years across a broad set of industries including commercial software companies, financial services, online education, and marketing agencies. My passion is leading technology and operations teams setting a high standard of excellence, and delivering creative solutions to meet business challenges. Leadership – Forward-thinking Executive providing strategic vision and leadership in the planning, development, deployment and support of technology products, information systems, and Operations Technology – Experience with a wide array of technologies serving the needs of corporate organizations, cloud delivery platforms (Saas), customers, call centers, and remote offices. Well-informed and able to speak articulately on current and emerging technologies with audiences of differing technological experience Management – Excellent communicator, mentor and motivator committed to the ongoing development of all staff members. Practiced in creating highly functioning teams, cross-departmental collaboration project management, and technology planning and prioritization Operations – Experienced practitioner of a broad variety of enterprise frameworks including Scrum/Agile, Scaled Agile Framework, Lean Six Sigma, Human Centered Design, and Service Design.