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Pictured are Barb Bowker (Chief Member Experience Officer | PSECU) and Mark Ely (Vice President of Digital Engagement | Members 1st Federal Credit Union) – the newest additions to the Harrisburg University Board of IT Advisors.

Harrisburg University of Science and Technology is once again pleased to announce that, two New Dynamic Executives have joined our active Business-Centered, Professional Development IT Board of Advisors.  Welcome both Barb Bowker and Mark Ely!

This Advisory Board was established in 2020 to guide the HU Professional Development team’s vision of empowering the “Workforce of the Future.” This board is currently made up of over a dozen prominent Technology Thought Leaders.

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

“Both Barb and Mark’s vast credit union expertise will help this board further expand our sensitivity to the banking industry, which employs a significant slice of the overall technology workforce.  Additionally, they will provide their best practice perspective on the digital customer experience / journey that has quickly become top of mind for both business and technology executives alike.  This in turn will empower HU’s Professional Development offerings to better serve the Technology Community locally, nationally, and internationally” said Paul Roos, Associate Vice President of Workforce Development at Harrisburg University.


Barb Bowker (New)
Chief Member Experience Officer | PSECU

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

Dee Bonora
Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer | Orrstown Bank

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

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

Mark Ely (New)
Vice President of Digital Engagement | Members 1st Federal Credit Union

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

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

Scott Gaydos
Vice President of Product | Optum

Suzanne Engels
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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