Our Mission

SIM is where leaders shaping and influencing technology connect, learn and share ideas.

The  Goals of the 4 Pillars that Guide Our Chapter

  1. Relationships:  Connect with other leaders driving technology; Find peers addressing similar issues and challenges; Leverage the diversity of our group; Build a trusted / confidential knowledge share.
  2. Education:  Share real-world experiences on technology, vendors, leadership, etc. with peers; Learn about technology trends and implications; Learn from innovation culture of Austin.
  3. Community Engagement:  Contribute to philanthropic and give-back activities to promote tech careers; Extend relationships across technology and leadership organizations; Influence policy impact from / to technology.
  4. Fun:  Celebrate the challenges of the profession; Keep learning and connecting with peers light-hearted.

Meet the 2018 Executive Board

President — Vijay George

President Elect — Jim Keeler

VP Programs — Wendi White

VP Membership — Anh Selissen

VP Member Engagement — Robert King

VP Sponsorship — Blake Holman

Treasurer — Kathy Wetzel

VP Communications — Karen Calvert

Past President — Eric Hungate

Trustee — John Burgtorf

Trustee — Bart Lauwers

Austin SIM Board Partners

Board Partner, Membership — Ankur Gaba

Board Partner, National SIM Liaison — Keri Pearlson

Board Partner, Programs — Heather Poggi-Mannis

Board Partner, Outreach — Jessica Taylor