Tracy Black, a graduate of the Computer Science program at University of Arkansas, joined J.B. Hunt in 1988 and is currently Senior Vice President of Information Technology. Black was named one of Computerworld’s Premier 100 IT leaders in 2007.
Gary Cooper is a long time employee of Tyson Foods and is currently Senior Vice President and CIO. In recent years, he has helped lead Tyson through some of its greatest periods of growth and led the implementation of a major SAP project.
Matt Dozier is President and CEO of the EAST Initiative, an Arkansas-based, nationally recognized organization active in 200 high schools in eight states. EAST students are exposed to open-ended problem solving in projects involving collaborations, high technology and community service.
Ken Mangold joined J.B. Hunt in 1994 and is currently Senior Vice President of Information Services. Ken is a board member of the University of Arkansas RFID Research Center and active in industry-university research collaborations.
Arkansas-born Joseph McDoniel’s 47 year career in Information Technology covers the territory – from the space program through railroad management and large-scale bank automation. Into the application of mobile devices to the consumer / business interface. Born in Cord, near Batesville, Joe and his family moved to the Detroit area after World War II, and he was educated
Allison Nicholas has provided over 20 years of service to computing in Arkansas in organizing university relations, university recruiting, computing support for high schools through the EAST Initiative, and for launching many computing careers in Arkansas.
Gary Norcross is president and chief operating officer (COO) of FIS, a position to which he was named in 2012. As COO, Norcross is focused on the steering and execution of the company’s global business strategy. Highly respected throughout the industry, Norcross has experience serving financial institutions large and small, domestic and global. He joined
In his 30+ year Information Technology career Joe Rarey has worked with Xerox, Martin Marietta and has been with NCR/Teradata since 1986. He is a Teradata Managing Partner and Team Leader for their relationship with Wal-Mart. He is a recognized expert with Data Warehouse and Decision Support and was active in the initial implementation of
Randy Salley is currently a Vice President at Hewlett-Packard and a former Vice President at Wal-Mart, where he worked for over 25 years in applications development for merchandising, replenishment and distribution, providing key development leadership in the 1990′s & 2000′s. He is an industry expert in Supply Chain Systems and Global standards.