iLEAD Council

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iLEAD Council

The College of Information Studies is assisted in its work by the iSchool Leadership, Entrepreneurship, Advocacy and Development (iLEAD) Council, made up of distinguished professionals in the information science field. The council provides a variety of ideas, perspectives, and resources that support the iSchool’s educational, research, and philanthropic goals. The iLEAD mission:

  • Facilitate engagement with industry to create new opportunities for the iSchool
  • Enhance the academic and public visibility of the iSchool
  • Support the college’s philanthropic aspirations

iLEAD Council Members

Combiz Richard Abdolrahimi, Emerging Technology & Innovation Leader, Government & Public Services, Deloitte Consulting LLP

Denise Davis, President, Maryland Library Association; Director Emerita, Cecil County Public Library 

Beth Maser, President, History Associates Incorporated

Daniel Menelly, Chief Executive Officer, The DoSeum

Josh Rattan, Partner, Information Governance, PricewaterhouseCoopers

Dan Russell, Senior Research Scientist, Search Quality & User Happiness, Google

Maureen Sullivan, Former President, American Library Association; Former Dean, Simmons College of Library Science

Jamuna Sundararajan, President & CEO, CyberBahn Federal Solutions LLC

Tracye Turner, COO and Executive Vice President, Optimal Solutions Group LLC

Nate Tibbits, Senior Vice President of Government Affairs, Qualcomm Incorporated