About

The Information & Technology Leadership Conference aims to advance leadership on campus by bringing together professionals to learn, listen, and collaborate on leadership topics impacting UW–Madison and the higher education community.

Member Responsibilities

  • Contributes to overall conference planning objectives and specific committee deliverables.
  • Participates in all committee and conference activities.
  • Represents functional group area in which they work (Division, School, College, Department, Unit, etc).
  • Provides feedback based on functional group’s perspective and interests (Division, School, College, Department, Unit, etc).
  • Communicates conference updates and information back to functional group in which they work on a monthly basis.
  • Escalates issues to committee co-chair for decision making or referral to sponsor

Current Membership

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Mehrnaz Ahmadi Joobaneh

Credentials: she/her/hers

Position title: Business Intelligence Developer, Office of Data Management and Analytics Services

Email: ahmadijooban@wisc.edu

I am part of this conference to help improve collaboration, communication and healthy team work across campus. This is also a great opportunity to learn about different initiatives and teams across campus and beyond

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Alex André

Credentials: he/him/his

Position title: Adhoc Member - Multimedia Designer, School of Nursing

Email: ALEX.ANDRE@WISC.EDU

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Abrianna Barca

Credentials: she/her/hers

Position title: Associate Director, Identity and Access Management

Email: abrianna.barca@wisc.edu

I enjoy participating on the planning committee to bring together different ideas and strengths and then, in turn, produce an engaging, inclusive, and high-quality conference to further UW-Madison’s mission of teaching, learning, and research.

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Laurel Belman

Credentials: she/her/hers

Position title: Event Planner, Division of Information Technology

Email: laurel.belman@wisc.edu

You are a leader. You might lead in a big way, like leading your division, or in a small way, like being your team’s expert on a topic. This conference is your opportunity to find and foster ways you can lead in big and little ways.

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Dadao Hou

Credentials: he/him/his

Position title: Institutional Policy Analyst III and Affirmative Action Officer Division of Diversity, Equity & Educational Achievement

Email: dadao.hou@wisc.edu

This conference is a great opportunity to make connections with leaders across campus and share our stories.

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Theo Howard

Credentials: he/him/his

Position title: Teaching and Learning Support, Wisconsin School of Business

Email: theo.howard@wisc.edu

Co-chair for the Planning Committee for the 9th Information and Technology Leadership Conference

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Conor Klecker

Credentials: he/him

Position title: IT Professional III, Biochemistry Department

Email: cpklecker@wisc.edu

This conference is a great platform to show the many ways we lead each other in our ever shifting environment.

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Brianna Kuhn

Credentials: she/her/hers

Position title: Communications Specialist, Division of Information Technology

Email: brianna.kuhn@wisc.edu

The I&TLC conference is a great opportunity to network with colleagues who work in information and technology across campus and to learn more about their respective areas.

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Leah Meicher

Credentials: she/her/hers

Position title: Student Enterprise Applications Administrator Office of the Registrar, Applications Development & Technology Services

Email: leah.meicher@wisc.edu

Co-chair for the Planning Committee for the 9th Information and Technology Leadership Conference

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Jay Ray

Credentials: he/him/his

Position title: Adhoc Member - Technology Operations Manager, UW-Madison Libraries

Email: JAY.RAY@WISC.EDU

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Nicole Senter

Credentials: she/her/hers

Position title: Department Administrator, Medical History & Bioethics

Email: nicole.senter@wisc.edu

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Todd Shechter

Credentials: he/him/his

Position title: Chief Technology Officer, Division of Information Technology (DoIT)

Email: todd.shechter@wisc.edu

Executive Sponsor of the Information and Technology Leadership Conference

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Scott Winger

Credentials: he/him/his

Position title: Computer Support, DoIT/AIMS

Email: scott.winger@wisc.edu

We, the current stewards of this great university, should take seriously the wonderful legacy we’ve inherited, and do all that we can, to ensure its sustenance