Distinguished Board of Directors
President and Co-founder
Mr. Lane has over 30 years of experience managing and leading a strategy of improving business results, driving structural innovations and overseeing investments in change. Mr. Lane serves as a point of differentiation and contributes to the executive team through creative ways of ensuring the organization and operation strategies are clear and flexible enough for work to get done across the organization. As co-founder of the Center for the Advancement of the Enterprise Architecture Profession (CAEAP), Mr. Lane is serving as President where CAEAP, as an advocacy body, works to establish this trust between the profession of enterprise architecture and the public it serves. It is an obligation and duty for CAEAP to build this trust through a standardized contract and set of expectations for enterprise architecture. The trust is enabled through oaths, principles, engagement practices, and methods for determining consistency of the profession.
Mark is an author, speaker, and advocate dedicated to moving the enterprise architecture profession in a consistent and coherent direction. He attended Oakland University in Rochester Hills, MI with BA studies in Computer Science; Business and Psychology and has many professional certifications related to arts and sciences.
Mark Goetsch is one of the co-founders of CAEAP. In this capacity he leads the efforts in professional accreditation for enterprise architects. He contributed to the US GOVT DoD competency framework, led the FEAPO ethics workgroup, and was the alternate CAEAP representative to FEAPO.
Mark is an expert in enterprise, business, and social architecture. In this capacity he has experience working with large fortune 100 companies and small entrepreneurial startups. Mark has had roles as an executive and as a chief architect.
Mark is a member of the Penn State IST Enterprise Architecture Advisory Group, former President of the Business Architects Association, contributor to IASA, and a founding father to the WWISA. Mark is adjunct faculty in DePaul University’s CDM Graduate School and Professional Program where he teaches courses in E-Commerce, Information Systems, Software Engineering and Computational Finance including Enterprise Architecture. Mark was a speaker at the Enterprise Architects Summit, SD West, Midwest Software Engineering Conference, Morningstar Developer Days, and to individual groups. He was a staff writer on UML for DevX.com. Mark has taken PhD seminars in social network analysis attending conferences at Harvard, ETH in Zurich, and Northwestern University. He has a Masters in Communication Systems and Strategy from Northwestern University and a Masters in Computer Science/Distributed Systems with Distinction from DePaul University.
Don Hirst has more than thirty five years experience in architecture, design, implementation and management of enterprise systems infrastructure and networks.
For the past 25 years, focused on international and domestic systems infrastructure and networks supporting financial services, through positions at ABN AMRO, Citicorp, and First National Bank of Chicago.
Prior to moving into financial services, held positions at Arthur Young (Management Services consulting), Baxter-Travenol Laboratories (data networks for healthcare manufacturing), McDonnell Douglas Automation Company (data networks for health-care financial service bureau), Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University (data center operations), and Brookhaven National Laboratory (computer systems and data networks for high-energy physics).
Education: MBA (Chicago), MS Physics (Michigan State), BA Physics (Iowa).
Jeffrey Wallk is the founder and Managing Partner for The Value Enablement Group, LLC. He is a management consultant and enterprise architect with over 25 years of experience. He is focused on identifying, creating, and sustaining value for organizations using his expertise in innovation, strategic planning, enterprise architecture, and operational excellence.
Jeff is active in a number of organizations focused on improving education, healthcare and non-profit (mind, body, and spirit) as well as related organizations that can influence these domains through technology, methodology, and industry standards.
Jeff also works with small businesses to improve their structures, knowledge, and integration of resources, functionality, and content to position organizations to improve and sustain the value they deliver.
Amanda Silva is a freelance graphic designer and social media marketer in Phoenix, AZ. She graduated from Chicago’s Columbia College with a Bachelor’s in Art and Design.
Amanda currently handles the creative marketing campaigns for Mountainside Fitness. Her specialties include corporate branding, collateral, label, website, brochure and magazine design. She has extensive experience incorporating branding and marketing through various social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Vimeo, Pinterest, Flickr and Youtube. During her free time, Amanda loves volunteering for community animal shelters.
Vice President Partnerships
Colin P. Wheeler
Colin Wheeler is a consultant and enterprise architect with over 15 years of experience. He is focused on pragmatic management and architecture within enterprises and aims to deliver quantifiable benefits to his clients that result in them being able to gain the maximum traction from their enterprise architectures.
Colin is active in framework development and industry standards development, training, consulting and technical work and seeks to evolve the enterprise architecture space and create pragmatic enterprise architecture frameworks and implementations that will move organizations into significantly more efficient environments.
Working closely with organizations like CAEAP, The Open Group and others he is committed to the enterprise architecture profession and its goals of providing consistency and transparency and managed evolution to its clients.
Through the integration of his strong technical back ground in many different market sectors and successfully proven track record in enterprise architecture, Colin believes strongly in the need to understand business, communicate and negotiate to ensure the best possible outcomes for the organizations that he works with.
Deborah Lovell is the founder of On Your Market and has over 27 years of experience in business relationship management and marketing for enterprise businesses in the telecom and IT industries. She consults with business executives on how to strategically plan, brand and deliver their product and/or services to the marketplace.
Her clients have included the U.S. Department of Defense (Army), U.S. Navy, State of Texas, State of New Mexico, State of California – Prison Systems, University of Texas at Austin, Stanford University, Federal Express, Kaiser Permanente, Wal*Mart, Verizon, Bank of America, and Perot Systems to name a few.
Deborah has been a keynote speaker for the Women of Visionary Influence (WOVI) presenting “All Superheroes Wear Pantyhose: Communicating with Men in the Business World, and the American Teleservices Association presenting “Sharing the Vision: Communicating Change”. As a mentor to students majoring in information technology and computer science, she has been a guest speaker at the University of Texas at Arlington, University of Texas at Dallas and ITT at Arlington where she delivers “From Campus to Real World”, a powerful message that encourages graduating students to develop their leadership and business skills.
Believing involvement in a professional society is a priority for career advancement, she has been a member of the Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP) since 2001. She served as 2009 national Association President. In 2008 she served as Executive Vice President and in 2007, as Secretary/Treasurer.
Deborah joined CAEAP in spring 2009 and serves as Director of Marketing. She is responsible for overseeing the strategic marketing plan and brand identity of CAEAP.
Mark Sternberger provides more than 25 years of applied software systems development, M&A, BPM, digital strategy, and e-architecture competency leadership to our clients. In this capacity, he designs and mentors pragmatic business-technology convergence EA roadmaps with KPM’s that lead innovative product development and solutions for demonstrable ROI.
Mark is accountable for establishment of enterprise architecture competencies on behalf of and for our key MarkITS accounts. As a fully certified Global Enterprise Architect (GEAO) and an Association of Open Group Enterprise Architects (AOGEA) Fellow, he is frequently published as a visionary Enterprise Architecture leader. Prior to founding MarkITS, he provided “Board room” to “clean room” product development and solutions delivery leadership for glue chip Global 500 and government clients in e-commerce, high technology, financial services, capital markets, education, insurance, C4I, Avionics, Undersea Warfare, Homeland Security, and Underwater Acoustics / Sonar.
Mark serves on the CAEAP Board of Directors overseeing grant research and legal affairs at the Center for the Advancement of the Enterprise Architecture Profession; and is Founder and President of the Association of Open Group Enterprise Architects, New England Chapter.
Mark holds a B.S. EE with minor in Computer Science from Florida International University, and an A.S. in Oceanographic Engineering from the Florida Institute of Technology. He earned a Masters Certification from the George Washington University Fellows Program in Program Management. Additionally, he is a certified Program Management Professional by the Project Management Institute.
Marc Paradis has been designing, deploying, debugging and demystifying enterprise business intelligence/data warehouse (BI/DWH) architectures for 10 years. In this time he has had vendor, in house IT and various management responsibilities including roles in technical support, education, production consulting, presales consulting, BI/DWH administration and architecture, independent consulting, software development, project management, program management and senior management.
Marc builds on his diverse experience to bridge communication gaps, align strategic vision and unify effort across and between IT, end-user and management constituencies in the establishment of balanced enterprise BI/DWH architectures best fit for each group’s individual purposes as well as for the overall benefit of the organization to which they contribute. The healthcare and retail industries as well as vendor negotiations are areas of expertise and particular interest.
Marc began his career as an academic neuroscientist studying the cellular and molecular mechanisms of Alzheimer’s Disease. He has a B.A. in Chemistry from Cornell, and an M.S. in Brain & Cognitive Sciences from M.I.T.
Marc is a published author of several peer-reviewed scientific papers as well as the author of a sponsored blog about the role of IT in healthcare.
Judith (“Judy”) L. Glick-Smith is a business development and account manager for Clifford Sells, LLC. CSL is specializes in providing technical writing services to high technology organizations.
She is also the founder and President/CEO of MentorFactor, Inc. She has been a technical communicator, entrepreneur, and business consultant since 1983. MentorFactor focuses on organizational development consulting, enterprise architecture consulting, executive and life coaching, change management, conflict management, and transformative strategic planning for both organizations and individuals.
Judy is currently enrolled in the California Institute of Integral Studies Ph.D. program in Transformative Inquiry. She has a Master’s of Science in Conflict Management from Kennesaw State University, a BBA in Accounting with a minor in Information Systems from Georgia State University. She is trained in the Zachman Framework for Enterprise Architecture.
Judy is a Fellow and Past President of the Society for Technical Communication (STC), an international organization dedicated to advancing the arts and sciences of technical communication. She is STC’s 2006 recipient of the President’s Award and chief architect of STC’s Leadership Community Resource (LCR). She currently serves as a member of the LCR’s Triage Team assisting chapters in crisis.
Over the years, she has also been involved with the Association for Systems Management, the Society for Information Management, Association of Information Technology Professionals, the Dallas-Fort Worth Knowledge Management Forum (co-founder), the Technology Association of Georgia (multiple special interest groups), and Toastmasters.
Judy was an instructor at Richland Community College in Dallas from 1991 to 2004. She has published in numerous technology-related journals and has regularly presented at professional organizations and conferences since 1988.
Tony Silva currently serves on Bank of America’s Storage Governance & Compliance, Funding and Recovery team. He has 25+ years of IT experience including 15+ years in managerial and architecture positions. During his diverse career, Tony has lead engineering, operational and governance teams through complex transition and implementation projects. Tony played a lead role in architecting a Global Storage Solution that helped save significant dollars and improve efficiency and utilization.
Tony attended Schoolcraft College where he received a degree in Business Administration and has obtained several technical certifications. Specialties Include Compliance, Governance, Storage, Risk Management, Program Management.
Tony volunteers for several community organizations and is an active member of the American Diabetes Association.
Melissa Dean is currently the managing partner of Dean and Edwards, LLC. a Recruiting and Human Resources Consulting company based in Austin, Texas. She has been involved with the evolution of Enterprise Architecture for over 12 years.
Melissa has used her industry specific experience to develop and execute strategic staffing plans, tailor technical career paths and performance management initiatives, training and development programs, leadership development programs, corporate culture and branding campaigns.
Her clients include Booz Allen Hamilton, Dell, PricewaterhouseCoopers, IGT, IAP, MomentumSI, Applied Materials and Vignette. Melissa received her Undergraduate degree in English from Texas A&M University and her Masters of Human Resource Management from St. Edwards University. She holds certifications with the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) and Advanced Internet Recruitment Strategies (AIRS).
Kim Morris is Director, Architecture and leads the Enterprise Architecture and Information Security practices at PNM Resources, a holding company of energy and energy-related businesses based in Albuquerque, NM.
Kim has held senior IT management positions in energy, retail, finance and technology. With more than 17 years experience in Information Technology, she has established information security practices and compliance programs, architected global enterprise technology strategies and solutions, established IT operations for startup organizations and strategically outsourced operational services.
Kim holds a B. A. in Business Information Management from Southeastern Oklahoma State University, is a graduate of the Regional Leadership Forum (RLF) sponsored by the Society for Information Management (SIM) and has pursued graduate studies at Amberton University. Kim is a member of EEI security committee, ISACA, the SIM Dallas Chapter.