TITLE: VP of IT and CIO, Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Wisconsin Inc.
SALARY: $130,000 (base)
REVENUE: $219 million (the largest U.S. contributor to Goodwill Industries)
VARIED DEGREES: I am a licensed social worker, and I have an MBA.
WHY YOU WENT INTO IT: I was CEO of a health clinic and was always trying to get staffers away from mundane work. I was always looking to IT for ways to automate.
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BEST ADVICE EVER RECEIVED: Pay attention to your people; they have the answers.
BEST TECHNOLOGY DECISION: Moving into programming languages that schools are teaching now (.NET, for example).
BEST PERSONALITY TRAIT: I would like to think I've got a great sense of humor.
WORST PERSONALITY TRAIT: I can seem too rapid-fire when it comes to delivering messages.
HOBBY: Scuba diving
ALTER-EGO CAREER: I'd be a marine biologist, which kind of goes with the scuba diving.
CURRENT READING: Six Impossible Things Before Breakfast: The Evolutionary Origins of Belief by L. Wolpert. Religion seems to be so divisive. I'm trying to read things that help me sort out who we all are.