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About the Illinois
Technology Foundation

A Premier Organization

The Illinois Technology Foundation is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the development of the technology talent pipeline in the State of Illinois.


We are a grassroots organization with over 500 passionate volunteers that are focused on developing and retaining the best IT talent and leadership in Illinois by matching talent with opportunities.


In doing this, we enrich the careers of students by helping them find meaningful employment that allows them to pursue their technical aspirations and make valuable contributions to their employers.

Board of Directors
Maxim Agaronov
Web Developer
Jonathan Beyer
CIO, Executive for IT at Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
Wayne Bulmahn
Chief Information Officer, Unite Here Health
Mark Griesbaum
Relationship Manager at RLF (Regional Leadership Forum) - SIM
Basim Khartabil
Dean, Institute of Technology & Media at Robert Morris University Illinois
Pat Maher
Director of Civic Engagement, SPR Consulting
Erik Miller
Business Designer
Margaret Milkint
Managing Partner at The Jacobson Group
Michelle Mikka-Van Der Stuyf
President & CEO at BizStrat Technology Corporation
William R. Waas
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer - Illinois Technology Foundation
James Zou
Technical Product Manager, Trustwave
Associate Board
Cary Child
Director – Information Technology
Robert Dudasik
Stephen Hzyny
Sharnell S. Jackson
President & CEO
Peter Kippes
Jill McQueeny
Sr. Product Control Specialist,
Susan O’Brien
Project Management
Sally Smoczynski
Chief Executive Officer
Leann Toomey
Change Management Specialist
Carl Zuhl
Business Models, Inc.
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