​Department of Computer Science ​​​​​Advisory Board​

The mission of the Computer Science Advisory Board is to provide guidance and support in the areas of curriculum, experiential opportunities and resource development to enable the development of ethically-minded and innovative students capable of solving problems and contributing to the advancement of technology in the 21st century.


The board's role is advisory to the Department of Computer Science faculty in enhancing the educational experiences of students and preparing them for meaningful lives and productive careers.


Computer Science Advisory Board Members


Name and Profession
Biography
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Will Brown
North American IT Manager
GSW Manufacturing ​​

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Will has 25 years of IT experience. He started working with GSW Manufacturing in 1993 and has led 3 ERP implementation projects.  He has experience in programming shop floor data collection devices and integrating hardware, network and software systems into one version of the truth.

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Lynn Child
Chairman & President - CentraComm Communications
CEO - Aardvark, Inc.

Nearly 20 years of IT experience


She is an accomplished entrepreneur, speaker and philanthropist from northwest Ohio. For over a decade, she has been the driving force behind the technology companies CentraComm, focused on networking, security and data management and Aardvark, focused on web and application development.​​​​​

Lynn Child


Mark Cosiano
Value Stream Manager
Whirlpool Corporation

Over 15 years of programming experience


Mark has programmed PLC (Programmable Logic Controllers) for over 15 years, integrated PLC's into plant networks and started various projects for production monitoring processes. He has HMI (Human Machine Interface) programming and installation experience.

Mark Cosiano




Jake Cunningham
Senior Manager  IT
First Solar, Inc.

Over 15 years of software development experience

 

Jake started his career in Software Development working for a small insurance company.  He joined First Solar in 2011 as a Developer and eventually transitioned to management in 2016. He now leads all software development for First Solar Manufacturing Systems, which are built on the Microsoft .NET platform. Systems include web based front ends for operator use, as well as integrated systems that communicate directly to the PLCs on the shop floor.  Jake is also on the Problem Investigation committee that reviews large scale issues and their investigation of root cause and corrective analysis.



C. Matthew Curtin
Founder, CEO
Interhack Corporation

Over 20 years of IT experience


Founded and built Interhack from a self-funded research group to a for-profit consulting firm with practice areas in cybersecurity and computer expert services.

Advisory Board Member C. Matthew Curtin



Ruth Ann Ellerbrock
President
Solomon Cloud Solutions (formerly Plumbline Solutions)

Over 30 years of experience in software development and consulting


Ruth Ann has managed a variety of teams, including customization & database repair, R&D, support services, project management, customer relations escalation. For the past 11 years, she has been responsible for the development and support of Dynamics SL ERP software as a vendor to Microsoft.

Advisory Board Member Ruth Ann Ellerbrock


John Farhat
Strategic IT Consultant
Farhat Consulting Services

25 years of IT experience


He is one of the founders of Farhat Services Company, Inc. (FSCIX) started in 2015. FSCIX is focused on higher security and higher-end computing for sectors that are generally under-represented in the external IT markets, primarily health care, with services based on big data and predictive analytics.

Advisory Board Member John Farhat


Jamie Hatch
Independent Contractor/Consultant

Over 15 years of IT experience

Jamie served as the Information Security Officer for Blanchard Valley Health System and was focused on their security efforts as they transitioned into the electronic age and sharing of information.

Advisory Board Member Jamie Hatch

Terry Kin
Vice President - Information Technology
All Aboard America Holdings

Over 25 years experience in software development, IT and executive roles




Terry has lead high performing IT teams and projects in growing businesses in various industries (people transportation, CRM software, tire distribution, and automotive parts manufacturing).  He has led many infrastructure/ business system implementations and process improvements.  His current drive is to build the proper IT teams, platforms, and processes to support growing businesses




Advisory Board Member Terry Kin

John Markley
Programmer
Plumbline Consulting
Nearly 10 years of experience in Computer Management and Web Development




John has worked in various areas relating to Computer Science. He is currently a Web Developer for Plumbline Consulting, working on the Microsoft Dynamics SL WebApp. 

 

He earned his bachelor's degree in Computer Science from UF and his associate degree in Electrical/Electronics Engineering Technology from Owens Community College. While attending both college and university, he provided technical support for Findlay Digital Academy, developing both their student portal and computer/software management system for the school's computers. 

 

After graduation he took a job as a Programmer with the Ohio Mutual Insurance Group, where he worked closely with their Product Management Department to implement changes to the policy management and rating system. ​He currently works as a Dynamics SL Web App Developer at Plumbline Consulting




Todd Michael 
General Manager
Plumbline Consulting / Velosio 
Nearly 20 years in Software Development, Consulting, Client Care and Executive Roles


Todd has managed a variety of teams including software development, client care, executive escalations, sales and marketing.   Before starting at Plumbline Consulting as the General Manager in 2009, he held various roles at Plumbline Solutions, Microsoft, and Microsoft Business Solutions. ​​​

Alex Moser
Programmer
Ohio Mutual Insura​nce

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Jackie Nobora
Associate Programmer
​​Ohio Mutual Insurance
A recent Computer Science graduate of the University of Findlay, Jackie currently working for Ohio Mutual Insurance Group as an associate programmer. Job requirements include supporting and developing web applications for our customers and agents. She also assists UF's Pharmacy department in creating a modern website for their ARxCH journals.​

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Jeremy Scheiderer
Senior Director of IT/Development 
Tour DeForce 

With over 15 years of experience in IT and Software Development, he installed his first network in 1999 and has been involved in the technology space ever since that first project. He began his career with Tour de Force in 2009 as a member of the internal IT staff and support team, and has been promoted up through the management ranks to his current position, Senior Director of IT/Development. Prior to joining Tour de Force, he was an entrepreneur the founder of his own technology business. Currently, he is also serving as an active Board Member of Flag City Morning Rotary and Millstream Career and Technology Center.

Advisory Board Member Jeremy Scheiderer

Thomas A. Strete
IT Manager - Refining, Transport. & Logistics IT Services

Marathon Petroleum Corporation

Over 15 years of IT experience


Tom has led MPC's Refining, Transportation & Logistics IT teams since 2016.  Prior management roles include IT application and IT infrastructure responsibilities, including supervision of a field IT team at MPC's Canton refinery.  His focus is on developing people and processes, maintaining reliable and secure IT systems, and executing on innovative new technology projects that provide our business with a competitive advantage.

Advisory Board Member Thomas Strete


​​Paul Townley
Director of Information Security & Emerging Technology
Owens Corning

Paul joined Owens Corning in 2002 as a security analyst and has previously held the role of security team leader as well. He was appointed to his current role in 2014.

 

Prior to joining Owens Corning, he worked as a senior security architect for Nortel Networks leading penetration tests and network audits for Technology, Healthcare, Energy, Internet, and Manufacturing companies.

 

He has also served as a computer security officer at the Air Force Information Warfare Center where he performed vulnerability assessments, security product testing, and security architecture work.

 

Paul earned a bachelors degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Notre Dame, a masters degree in Computer Science from St. Mary's University, and a Graduate Certificate in Analytics and Business Intelligence from Northwestern University.

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Loren Wagner
Senior Director of Compliance Services
CentraComm

Nearly 40 years of IT experience



Loren is an experienced information assurance executive recognized for developing innovative solutions across a global team environment. With over 40 years of IT experience and a lifelong learner, Loren enjoys sharing through teaching and practice because learning and sharing form the essence of knowledge. Loren's specialties include information assurance/information security practices; policy development; risk assessment; risk management; and the application of Lean Six Sigma processes and tools.

Advisory Board Member Loren Wagner





Martin White                                       
Director of Information Technology
Findlay City Schools   

Martin has extensive experience in IT project management including the design and implementation of a district-owned fiber network.  Prior positions include Chief Information Officer at Northwest State Community College and Director of The Instructional Design Center at Walsh College. 

Advisory Board Member Martin White