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The "MAC" is a senior and executive level council that provides leadership and advice to the Chapter.  Their contribution aligns with the AITP-RTP Vision and Mission to enhance, coach and provide recommendations for advancement of the chapter.

Nick Otto serves as the CIO for Kimley-Horn, focused on IT Strategy & Leadership, Service Delivery, Application Development & Support, Information Security, and day-to-day IT Operations. Nick serves on the board of directors for the Triangle Technology Executives Council. Prior to joining Kimley-Horn, held senior leadership positions at SAS with responsibility for Global Hosting & Cloud Services, Information Security, and IT Audit & Compliance groups; Red Hat in both the IT Infrastructure and IT Enterprise Systems divisions and Circuit City Stores overseeing IT Infrastructure, Data Centers, Networking and Store Technology groups.  Nick’s IT journey started in the grocery IT sector supporting UNIX systems, POS terminals, and networks. Along the way working at a tech startup, consulting for the Virginia Dept of Transportation, and assisting several non-profits in making technology decisions. Nick is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University.

Jerry Fralick: Army Combat Vietnam Vet, Masters of Science Degree – Computers & Management of IT, American University. Federal DOJ CIO, State of North Carolina CIO, Chief Security Officer, Lenovo USA. LeMoyne College Distinguished Alumni Award, 2018.

Nasrin Azari, President & CEO, Floodlight Software

Mark Dronzek is a CIO, Strategist, Thought Leader, Data Advocate and Talent Amplifier. He is an Interim CIO for multiple sectors and midsize-to-large clients: works with executives on strategy, leadership, digital transformation, operational scalability, roadmap and mentoring. He is also a Board Member and Conference Speaker and Moderator.

Brad Moses, Retired, Former CEO Global Professional Services

Jeff Jancula started his career as a software developer, software consultant, and serial entrepreneur which evolved into the Information Security space. Jeff was the Chief Information Security Officer for First Citizens Bank and then OpenNMS (open-source network monitoring company), and is currently a Technical Leader for Identity & Access Management at Corebridge Financial.

Dr. Ken Russell is an award-winning technologist, trusted digital transformation leader, and innovation amplifier. He is an author, speaker, and board member known for helping organizations define and pursue their digital transformation journeys with guiding experience, connections, conversations, and collaborations.  

Senior Roles have included:
• Chief Information & Innovation Officer, New College Institute
• Chief Information Officer, Murdock Research Institute
• Executive roles at Cisco, Bank of America, Duke Energy
• Private Equity Advisor/Practitioner 

Mark Paxton: Proven technology executive and consultant with an impressive history of leading & delivering successful technology solutions that address business strategy and needs. Collaborative solid people skills, strong written and verbal communication skills, and a passion for delivering business results that provide value. Known as an inspirational leader, mentor, team builder, and innovator. Served as a Chief Information Officer (CIO) four times.

Rich Otteson currently works for United Bank as VP, Technical Services out of Raleigh, NC. His career includes eight years in the Air Force, seven years in various senior and executive consulting roles and many years in financial services, primarily banking and insurance. Outside work, Rich enjoys golf (building clubs and playing), woodworking and restoring classic cars.

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We welcome all IT professionals, from those just starting their career to those who’ve retired yet want to stay engaged, from front-line staff to executives, from long-term practitioners to those in transition, we believe our diversity is a differentiator.    

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