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Board of Directors

Technology First is led by a team of thought leaders, executives, and dedicated members from our region. Each is a champion of IT in their own right. They demonstrate all the qualities that make our community an exceptional place to connect and grow both personally and professionally.

Jim Bradley-PAST CHAIR

Former Vice President, IT


Paul Stoddard

Executive Partner


Gary Ginter

System Vice President, CIO

Premier Health

Bryan J. Hogan-TREASURER

President / CEO


John Huelsman

Global Segment IT Director

ITW Food Equipment Group

Don Kennedy

Practice Lead

Smart Data

J.D. Whitlock


Dayton Children's

Robin Poffenberger

Systems Manager

Washington Centerville Public Library

Kevin Johnson

Vice President of Information Technology

Wright-Patt Credit Union

Vipal Patel


Squire Patton Boggs

Jon Rike

Chief Information Officer

City of Dayton

Matt Coatney

Chief Information Officer

Thompson Hine LLP

Treg Gilstorf-CHAIR

Chief Operating Officer

Smart Data

Lisa Heckler



Don Hopkins

Interim Director, Adjunct Assistant Professor

Wright State University

Scott McCollum- PAST CHAIR

Chief Information Officer

Sinclair Community College

Paul Moorman

Former IT Strategist

ND Paper

Thomas Skill, Ph.D.

Associate Provost & CIO

University of Dayton

Karen Kauffman

Director of Information Tech


Dr. Cassie Barlow




Melissa Cutcher

Executive Director

No matter what we do for a career, we need each other to survive and thrive personally and professionally. Throughout her career Melissa’s great passion for connecting and inspiring women and men is evidenced in her career choices. From her leadership at BBB Dayton, in growing Women in Business Networking (WIBN) to her current position as the Executive Director of Technology First, she works to strengthen relationships, spur business growth, and inspire those around her.

Marla Halley

Marketing and Events Manager

An expert in brand strategy development, marketing, and event planning and management, Marla brings a wealth of experience and creativity to the team. Her accomplishments include event planning for international corporations with attendees from 400 to 4000. Her clients included Teradata, Aileron, Hospice of Dayton, and many others. You will find her at Technology First events looking for ways to add value to your membership experience. The next time you see her at an event, be sure to ask her about her kids, grandkids, or her Carolina dog, Roxie.

Mardi Humphreys

Communications and Membership Manager

Mardi is a writer, marketing strategist, and content creator. She is a creative process person who never met a spreadsheet she didn’t like, but puts people first. A 2022 graduate of Leadership Dayton, Mardi chairs the Communicator’s Council for the National Aviation Heritage Area, and is a steering committee member for the Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce’s Executive Women’s Council. She writes a weekly newsletter for LinkedIn called Is It Worth Your T.E.A.M.?

Meet our annual partners

Our Annual Partners share a common goal: to connect, strengthen and champion the technology community in our region. A Technology First Annual Partner is an elite member leading the support, development and expansion of Technology First services. In return, Annual Partners improve community visibility and increase their revenue. Make a difference in our region and your business. 

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