Committees

AITP of the Ozarks provides IT education and IT networking opportunities to members of our professional chapter, members of our student chapters, and the local technology community. None of our programs would be possible without help from each of the following committee members!

Would you like to help grow our community of IT students and IT professionals? If so, please consider volunteering to help with one of our committees! Commitments range from a few hours each week to a few hours each month, and are a great way to develop your soft skills and build strong connections with other IT leaders.

Interested in serving on a specific committee? Contact a committee chair to find out if they need help!

Not sure where to get involved? Contact our President for a recommendation based on your interests and skillsets.

Benefits Committee

The Benefits Committee works with area businesses to negotiate and maintain discounts for our members. We actively promote businesses who participate in our member benefits program.

Participating in this committe will help strengthen your teamwork and negotiation skills.

Chair


Austin Garrett
The Crane Agency
(417) 883-6868

   

Golf Committee

The Golf Committee is responsible planning, promoting, and operating our annual Charity Golf Tournament. Proceeds benefit our Scholarship Program for area IT students and IT professionals.

Participating in this committee will help strengthen your teamwork, event planning, and sales skills.

Chair


Jason Klein
Logic Forte
417-222-6722

Member


Chase Banta
EmBark Staffing
417-849-9995

Member


Jeff Coiner
City of Springfield
417-732-4651

Member


Michelle Hulett
Missouri State University

Member


Steven Huxley
HCOMM Solutions
417-262-6666

Member


Nick Lofaro
Guaranty Bank
417-520-4333

Member


David Sharon
Electronic Contracting Co.
417-861-6205

  

Marketing Committee

The Marketing Committee is responsible for communicating our events to our members, our prospects, and the community as a whole through email and social media. They also help maintain our local brand and message.

Participating in this committee will help strengthen your teamwork, communication, and marketing skills.

Chair


Ken Thrasher
Total Highspeed Internet Service
417-851-1107

  

Membership Committee

The Membership Committee is responsible for helping our members through the initial application and annual renewal process. They also assist members with online event registration and contact information changes.

Participating in this committee will help strengthen your teamwork, communication, and customer service skills.

Chair


Randy Baker
GFi Digital
417-234-4270

Member


Pam Cummings
City of Springfield
417-864-2020

Member


Heath Rust
Jack Henry

Member


Heather Swearengin
DeWitt & Associates
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Member


Ryan Uzzell
Old Missouri Bank
417-869-9000

  

Membership Retention Committee

The Membership Retention Committee is responsible for communicating individually with all members throughout the year, engaging them in our events, and guiding them through the annual membership renewal process.

Participating in this committee will help strengthen your teamwork, communication, and customer service skills.

Chair


Randy Baker
GFi Digital
417-234-4270

Co-Chair


Heath Rust
Jack Henry

  

Programs Committee

The Programs Committee is responsible for planning programs for our monthly membership meetings. This includes planning general topics for the upcoming calendar year, generating specific ideas for each monthly topic, and inviting area vendors to speak on those topics. This committee also organizes our social events and supports leaders of our User Groups, when they need help with their own program ideas and speaker ideas. 

Participating in this committee will help strengthen your teamwork, communication, and event planning skills.

Chair


Richard Reding
HCOMM Solutions
417-719-6916

  

Student Outreach Committee

The Student Outreach Committee is responsible for communicating with the Student Chapter Faculty Advisors and Student Chapter Leaders on a regular basis. Committee members are encouraged to attend Student Chapter events and engage Student Chapter members in our Professional Chapter events.

Participating in this committee will help strengthen your teamwork, communication, and leadership skills. You will have a direct impact on the development of our future IT leaders and our future IT talent.

Chair


Michelle Hulett
Missouri State University

Member


Russ Andrews
417-839-2579

Member

  

Tech IT Out Committee

The Tech IT Out Committee is responsible for planning, promoting, and operating our annual IT expo with over 25 speakers, 60 exhibitors, and 800 attendees! Duties are currently separated into Sponsors & Exhbitors, Speakers & Presentations, Marketing, Registration, and Volunteers.

As the largest IT expo in Southwest Missouri, this event has a major positive impact on technology in our region. Proceeds are used to grow the event, support our Professional Chapter, and support our Student Chapter at Missouri State University.

Participating in this committee will help strengthen your teamwork, communication, event planning, sales, and marketing skills.

Chair


Robin Byler
Blue Iguana Car Wash
417-343-0225

Member


Jeff Coiner
City of Springfield
417-732-4651

Member


Michelle Hulett
Missouri State University

Member


Jason Klein
Logic Forte
417-222-6722

Member


James Loper
Custom Metalcraft Inc.
417-862-0707

Member


Autumn Rodden-Bailey
O'Reilly Auto Parts
417-862-2674

Member


Heath Rust
Jack Henry

Member


Ryan Uzzell
Old Missouri Bank
417-869-9000