IJIS Announces 2023-2024 Board of Directors

IJIS Institute Announces 2023-2024 Board of Directors

Ashburn, VA, July 13, 2023 – The IJIS Institute – a nonprofit collaboration network that brings together innovative thinkers from the public and private sectors, national practice associations, and academic / research organizations working together to solve public sector mission, information sharing, policy, and technology challenges – announces the results of its recent Board of Directors election.

The annual Board of Directors elections resulted in the following individuals elected for a three-year term: 

  • David Jackson – Business Associate, Issured

  • Steve Morris – Account Executive, IBM

  • Jeff Bruns – CEO, Convey911

Other members continuing their terms on the Board include the following:

  • Roger Mann – CEO, SmartResponse Technologies

  • Joe Wheeler – VP of Justice and Courts, Mission Critical Partners

  • Rick Zak – Director, Data Governance & Compliance, Microsoft

  • Mike Lesko – CJIS Consultant, NEC America

  • Ryan Burchnell – Director at FirstNet, AT&T

  • Ed Parkinson – President of Public Sector, RapidSOS

Joe Wheeler, Vice President of Justice and Courts at Mission Critical Partners and current IJIS Board of Directors Chair stated, “I am honored to have served as the Chair of the IJIS Board of Directors, and look forward to continuing to support the cause as a Board member. IJIS plays a mission-critical role in coordinating technology innovations across the justice ecosystem. Collaboration between industry, not-for-profit organizations, and the justice/public safety communities are critical to so many public sector missions. IJIS stands ready to respond to the challenges that face our communities.”

The new Board of Directors will appoint its executive leadership team during the next Board Meeting scheduled for August to include its next Chairman, Vice-Chairman, Treasurer, Secretary, and Director-at-large. 

The IJIS Institute’s Executive Director, Maria M. Cardiellos, said, “We are excited about the selection of the IJIS Board of Directors and those newly appointed members to our Board. We look forward to their support in helping us achieve our strategic goals in the coming year and collectively responding to the mission needs of our constituency!”