Name, Company and Title BIO Picture
Tim Waire, Jr.

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation


Timothy A. Waire, Jr. joined Cystic Fibrosis Foundation as Chief Information Officer in January 2015. Prior to joining the Foundation, Tim held executive management positions at Quest Diagnostics and Constellation Energy Group driving the strategic direction of technology across all lines of businesses and their supporting functions.  Tim is a Trustee for the Living Classrooms Foundation – a non-profit organization focused on providing hands-on education and job skills training for students from diverse backgrounds with a special emphasis on serving at-risk youth. Since 2007, Tim has been a board member of the Mid-Atlantic CIO Forum which is dedicated to promoting STEM (Science Technology Engineering & Mathematics) education amongst its member organizations.He graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from The George Washington University and earned his Master’s degree in Computer Science from The Johns Hopkins University. He resides in Maryland with his wife and two daughters.
Brian Seymour

Keller Foundations

CIO/Keller Group & Head of IT Keller Foundations

Brian Seymour began his career with Keller Foundations in 1999 years ago as an Assistant Controller for the group’s largest subsidiary after spending 15 years in the banking industry. He was promoted to Controller and then Group Finance Manager to help establish and manage central services. Brian was promoted to the head of IT in 2008 and now holds the title of CIO. His challenge throughout this time has been to ensure core services are provided including the selection and implementation of a common ERP (Microsoft Dynamics AX) across all companies. He has also overseen the implementation of a Global Intranet across all global business units.

Brian has just recently been promoted to Group Head of IT for Keller Group, PLC to facilitate higher levels of collaboration across the group and to adopt a group-wide approach to the investment and management of IT. He is accountable for global IT strategy and governance with a focus on developing a cohesive and coordinated group-wide approach to IT. Brian will continue to serve as CIO for the North American Division

Hans Keller

VP and Chief Information Security Officer

IT Operations and Customer Support




As the Vice President of IT Operations and Customer Support at Erickson Living I am responsible for creating, implementing and supporting the strategy for application delivery, infrastructure provisioning and optimization, performance management, service desks and data center operations in support of over 14,000 staff and 23,000 residents in 18 communities. I am also responsible for the organization’s information security program strategy and execution as part of my CISO role.

Prior to joining Erickson, I served as the Chief Technology Officer of the National Aquarium in Baltimore. In the 10 years at the Aquarium I implemented a variety of new technology solutions including a new financial suite, a content management system for the Aquarium’s award winning web site, a new animal management information system, a new retail POS and inventory management system, and numerous handheld applications that are used to provide better information regarding the Aquarium’s dolphin and shark collections.

As a result of these contributions, I was named as one of Computer World’s Top 40 Under 40 IT Innovators in 2007.

I am actively involved in the community and have served on numerous boards including chairing the Technology Advisory Committee for the International Species Information System, a non-profit that provides IT solutions for animal health management to over 700 zoos and aquariums in 72 countries. I have also served on the Mid Atlantic CIO Forum Board and was the past chair of the Mid Atlantic Executive Advisory board for Microsoft.

I thoroughly enjoy public speaking and have been the keynote speaker at Gartner’s CIO Academy, Gartner’s EXP Annual CIO Summit and the Philadelphia CIO Summit in addition to being a guest speaker at numerous global conferences on web content management.

My 25 years of experience in IT covers a wide variety of industries including manufacturing, pre-press, non-profit and government (USAF).

John Holmes

McCormick & Co., Inc.

VP IT Security

John Holmes is the Vice President of Global IT Operations for McCormick & Co., Inc. In this capacity, John is responsible for directing McCormick’s IT operations including networks, data centers, endpoints and IT security in more than 16 countries worldwide. At McCormick, John is a member of the Office of the CIO (OCIO) senior IT leadership team.John began his career at McCormick in 1992 in Plant Engineering and Production Management, eventually moving to IT in 1997 and later completing assignments working in the UK and France.  John has been a member of the Mid-Atlantic CIO Forum since 2008 and has served on the Board since 2010.John holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Lehigh University and a Masters Degree in Engineering Management from The George Washington University. He is an emeritus member of McCormick’s Global and Local Multiple Management Boards and he is a Microsoft Certified Professional as well as a holder of three United States patents. In 1990, John received the Innovator of the Year award from a nationally recognized packaging machinery industry organization.  John Holmes
Tim Talbot

Merkle, Inc.


Tim Talbot is the Senior Vice President and CIO of Merkle Inc. During his 6 years at Merkle, Tim has driven efficiencies through implementing processes based on the ITIL framework as well as implementing new value-added technologies. One of those technologies is Microsoft Lync. This project “revolutionized the way Merkle communicates and collaborates as an organization”.Prior to Merkle, Tim was the Senior Vice President/CIO of PHH Arval a global Vehicle Management and Leasing company from 2002 through 2007. During his tenure at PHH, the IT organization was recognized as a top place to work and won a number of technology awards. Prior to being CIO, he held numerous roles in the PHH IT organization since he joined the company in 1991. Prior to PHH, Tim held a variety of IT roles in both the banking and the insurance industries.Tim is a founding member and board member of the MidAtlantic CIO forum. Tim was a member of the Advisory Board for the Fisher College of Science and Mathematics at Towson University. Tim was also a member of the Greater Baltimore Committee’s Technology Policy Committee. Tim Talbot
Don Lee

Mid-Atlantic CIO Forum


Prior to retiring, Don was VP, Corporate Information Services at Black & Decker. Don worked in multiple IT roles through his 20 years at B&D working his way up from Director of IT, to VP of Operations and Technology, and into his final Worldwide Corporate role.
Prior to joining B&D, Don worked for 10 years at Alexander & Alexander. He was VP of Operations and Technologies, and guided their strategic planning. Don also worked at Mitre Corporation and London Fog. 
Don received a Bachelor and Master degree in Electrical Engineering and Digital Design Techniques from Georgia Institute of Technology. He served in the Air Force after graduation. He is very active in his church, involved in fund raising for the homeless in Howard County, and in helping in the inner city and Sandtown area.
Don is a Founding Member of the CIO Forum and currently serves as its Executive-In-Residence.
Don Lee
Regina Tillery

State of Maryland, Dept of Commerce

Director & CIO

Regina Tillery is the Director and Chief Information Officer at the Department of Business and Economic Development (DBED). In this capacity she is responsible for directing the Information Technology operations for the agency by developing a strategic plan that is consistent with the statewide IT Strategic Plan based on the business needs of the department. Regina works closely with Senior Management to ensure that a solid IT infrastructure has been established to support the department. She has over 23 years of management experience. She began her career in state service in 2000. Regina has been a member of the Mid-Atlantic CIO Forum since 2007.Regina holds a bachelor’s degree from the College of Notre Dame. She graduated from the University of Maryland University College with a Masters in Information Technology. She is a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer. She is a member of the Board of Directors for the McDonogh Oaks Homeowner’s Association, eGov Executive Steering Committee for the State of Maryland and board member of the former Multicultural Development of Women in Technology organization. The common theme of my association with a number of these organizations is to enhance the awareness of information technology. Regina Tillery (2)
Timothy Chandler, Ph.D.

Towson University

Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs

Timothy J. L. Chandler was appointed Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Towson University on January 14, 2013. He served as Acting President from August 2014 –December 2014 and was later appointed Interim President on December 19, 2014. He resumed his role as Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs on January 25, 2016.
Prior to his arrival at Towson, Dr. Chandler was a faculty member at Kent State University for 22 years serving as Senior Associate Provost (January 2009 – December 2012) and Dean of the College of the Arts (formerly Fine and Professional Arts) (July 2004 – December 2008). In addition, he was professor of Sport Studies in the School of Exercise, Leisure and Sport. Prior to his service at Kent State he taught at Syracuse University and has been a visiting lecturer in the School of Physical Education, Sport and Leisure at De Montfort University, UK.
Dr. Chandler earned degrees from, Loughborough University, UK (B.Ed., English Literature and Physical Education), Dalhousie University, Canada (M.Sc., Sport Science), and Stanford University (A.M., 19th century British history and Ph.D., education/ sport history).
Among his published works are: Making Men: Rugby and Masculine Identity; Making the Rugby World: Race, Gender, Commerce; and With God on Their Side: Sport in the Service of Religion.
 Timothy Chandler
Dave Powell

Mid-Atlantic CIO Forum


VP and CIO AAI Corporation (Retired)

Retired Vice President and Chief Information Officer for AAI CorporationMr. Powell retired from AAI Corporation in 2007. He held various executive positions in Information Technology at AAI since 1981. He joined the company in 1966. AAI Corporation is a subsidiary of Textron Systems Corporation and its primarily business is the design, development, fabrication and support of various weapons systems for the United States Department of Defense.Mr. Powell is active in professional, academic, and industry activities. Mr. Powell is currently on the Board of Directors of the Mid-Atlantic CIO Forum based at Towson University.   Mr. Powell is past Vice Chairman of the Aerospace Industries Association eBusiness Steering Group (2003-2005).   In the past he has served on various curriculum advisory boards for Towson University, Essex Community College, Villa Julie College, and Loyola College in Baltimore.Mr. Powell had an active consulting career. He consulted with numerous companies in a variety of industries including plastic molding, hospital products, physician and insurance billing, large industrial stokers, small private schools, transportation systems, and rubber glove manufacturing. In all these cases Mr. Powell provided assistance in process development, Information Technology and management.Mr. Powell is a U.S. Navy veteran on active duty between 1969 and 1971.  Mr. Powell earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from Loyola College and a master’s degree in information technology from George Washington University.Mr. Powell currently acts as the CIO Forum grants facilitator.  David Powell