The PTI Board of Directors is composed of 10 seats.
PTI Board Chairman
City Councilman, Philadelphia, PA
Brian J. O’Neill is now serving his ninth term on the Philadelphia City Council. He also serves as the Chair of the City Council’s Technology Committee.
The son of a Philadelphia police officer, Councilman O’Neill is a graduate of Saint Joseph’s University (1971) and Widener University Law School (1975). Prior to his election in 1979, he worked as a juvenile probation officer, a law clerk in the Court of Common Pleas and an attorney in private practice.
PTI Board Vice Chairman
Mark A. Johnson, CAE
Mark Johnson has been the executive director of the NDACo since 1983. He received the North Dakota Leadership Award in 1992. He has served on the National Association of Counties (NACo) Board of Directors, and currently serves on the Finance Committee and Information Technology Committee.
Mr. Johnson is also the president of NDACo Resources Group, a for profit subsidiary of the NDACo delivering technology to public and private clients in North Dakota. He is a Certified Association Executive (CAE) and an active member of the American Society of Association Executives. He received the Top 25 Doers, Dreamers and Drivers Award from Government Technology Magazine in 2004.
PTI Board Secretary/Treasurer
Local Government Advisor
Redwood City, CA
Mr. Moura is the former Assistant City Manager for the City of San Carlos, CA. He joined the City of San Carlos in 1986 following seven years with the City of Hayward and earlier positions with Contra Costa County, the San Mateo County Office of Education and the City and County of San Francisco.
Mr. Moura has a B.A. degree from the University of California at Berkeley and a Masters Degree in Public Administration from California State University, Hayward.
Wally Bobkiewicz has been City Manager of Evanston, Illinois since 2009. Prior to his service in Evanston, he was City Manager in Santa Paula, California from 2002 to 2009. In addition, he has served in various assignments in Novato and Long Beach, California.
Bobkiewicz has a Bachelor's degree in Public Administration from the University of Southern California and a Master’s degree in Public Administration from the Maxwell School of Syracuse University. Bobkiewicz is former President of the Syracuse University National Alumni Association and is currently President of the Rotary Club of Evanston.
Director, IBM’s Global Government Industry
Curtis is a Director in IBM’s Global Government Industry working directly with senior government officials, elected and appointed, throughout the world, focusing on emerging trends and directions in the public sector and developing strategies that government leaders can implement to drive innovation throughout their organizations. As part of IBM’s Corporate Citizenship Program, Curtis works with emerging countries and their government leaders on governance and organizational effectiveness. He has over 30 years experience working with government officials, understanding public policy initiatives, researching best practices, and providing clear, practical guidance to senior government officials.
Director of Policy and Public Sector Strategies at ESRI
Jim Geringer, former Governor of Wyoming (95-03) prior to that he was a legislator both in the House and Senate for over a decade. He is now the Director of Policy and Public Sector Strategies at ESRI working with senior elected and corporate officials to use geospatial technology for place-based decisions in business and government.
Mr. Geringer has focused much attention on improving education through standards, accountability and technology, modernizing Wyoming's economic base to extensively include technology, changing how natural resource agencies among state, federal and local governments worked together, establishing community-based health and family services programs and implementing strategic planning and information technology systems.
Vice President of Perkins Solutions
Vice President of Perkins Solutions, the technology division of Perkins School for the Blind. Mr. Oates will concentrate on growing the division's line of literacy and assistive products. He is also work to increase Perkins' visibility as a thought leader in the field of accessible technology, collaborating with leading-edge companies and leveraging the expertise of the Innovation Advisory Group.
Bill Oates most recently served as the CIO for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and prior to that he served as Boston's CIO for seven years. As Boston's CIO, Oates was charged with spearheading the City's technology initiatives and was responsible for the delivery of IT services in support of the various city functions.
Before joining the City, Oates served as the Senior VP & CIO for Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, one of the world's leading hotel and leisure companies. His previous IT experience includes founding tcmGlobal Services LLC, a consulting and management practice for the travel/hospitality industry; and 18 years with ITT Sheraton Corporation.
A graduate of Boston College, Oates is also an attorney and member of the Massachusetts Bar. He received his J.D. from Suffolk University Law School in Boston and was recently awarded his LL.M in Global Technology Law.
National Sales Director at Red Hat, Inc.
Tampa/St. Petersburg, FL
John currently serves as the senior national sales director for Red Hat's state & local government/education sales team. Red Hat delivers enterprise software and support to customers as they manage their on-site and cloud IT service providers. John has been with Red Hat for over 9 years, building up a team of professionals who focus solely on the needs of the public sector.
Managing Director of Operations, U.S. Public Sector, Cisco
Cassie Roach is the Executive Director of Cisco's U.S. Public Sector CIMA organization. With over 17 years of Cisco leadership tenure Ms. Roach and her team provides leadership focused on innovation in government, healthcare, education, justice and public safety. Her team partners closely with and within these dynamic markets aimed at creating meaningful solutions and long-term strategic value.
Ms. Roach is also an executive sponsor for the National Sheriffs' Association, NACo, NASCIO and the USCoM and finally PTI.
PTI Executive Director
Alan R. Shark
Alan R. Shark is the Executive Director and CEO of Public Technology Institute (PTI). Created by and for city and county governments, PTI is a national, non-profit organization that focuses on technology issues that impact local government and thought-leaders in the public sector. Read more.