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Newest Members of the Harrisburg University Board of IT Advisors

Pictured from left to right are Mike Watts (CIO Penn National Insurance), John Paul Livingston (CIO / CISO Mid Penn Bank) and Suzanne Engels (VP Capital Blue Cross)

Harrisburg University of Science and Technology is delighted to announce that we have again expanded the University’s Business-Centered Professional Development IT Board of Advisors.

The Advisory Board has been established to guide the HU Professional Development team’s vision of empowering the “Workforce of the Future.”

Each year, HU hosts nearly 50 professional development offerings for 4,000 registrants – from free online courses, to free community forums, to multi-month certificate courses, exam certification trainings, and summits featuring nationally acclaimed technology experts.

This dedicated advisory board collaborates with HU to provide their keen insight and business experience.  Their efforts help us to meet the professional development demands of our students who utilize the University’s Centers and Institutes from a variety of corporate and government organizations.

The board’s key functions include:

  • Assisting with curriculum development and content selection
  • Identifying new leading-edge methods for learning
  • Providing perspective unique to the business community

“We truly are thrilled to have Mr. Watts, Mr. Livingston and Ms. Engles increase the depth and range of this advisory board – their backgrounds in Insurance, Banking and Healthcare respectively will certainly position HU to better serve the Technology Community’s Professional Development needs” said Paul Roos, Harrisburg University Associate Vice President of Workforce Development.


Brian Rusignuolo
Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer | Select Medical

Brendan Wesdock
President | GeoDecisions
Senior Vice President | Gannet Fleming

Brian Zirbel
Executive Director | NAVSUP Business Systems Center

Cletis Earle
Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer | Penn State Health and Penn State College of Medicine

Greg Klopp
Vice President, Information Technology | Hershey Entertainment & Resorts Company

John Paul Livingston (New)
First Senior VP and Chief Information Officer / Chief Information Security Officer

Mark Krebs
Vice President and CTO for Innovation and Strategy Execution | Highmark

Mike Watts (New)
Vice President of Information Technology and Chief Information Officer | Penn National Insurance

Scott Gaydos
Vice President of Product | Optum

Stephen Aux
Senior Vice President of Information Technology Services | Members 1st Federal Credit Union

Suzanne Engels (New)
Vice President IT Delivery and Technical Business Support | Capital Blue Cross

Tim Schoener
Chief Information Officer | UPMC Pinnacle

For more information about the Harrisburg University of Science and Technology’s Professional Development IT Board of Advisors, email or visit For more information about Harrisburg University’s Professional Development Offerings, email or visit

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