Board of Trustees
Capitol Technology University is fortunate — and honored — to have a team of dedicated and distinguished professionals and educators supporting and guiding the school.
André Mendes is chief information officer at the Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration. He previously served as chief information officer/chief technology officer at the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG), which oversees U.S. international media initiatives such as the Voice of America, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, and Radio Free Asia.
Mahesh Kalva is president and chief technology officer of AI-Vets (ai-vets.com), and formerly the senior vice president at Leidos Health.
Dr. Bradford L. Sims
Dr. Bradford L. Sims is president of Capitol Technology University. An educator, administrator and construction project manager, Dr. Sims has extensive experience both in academia and industry.
Reginald G. Daniel
Reginald G. Daniel is a visionary leader with strong roots in technology, sales, mergers and acquisitions, and human capital strategies.
Ryan Higgins is the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) and Deputy Chief Information Officer (DCIO) for the Department of Commerce (DOC).
Dr. Michael E. Johnson
Dr. Michael E. Johnson has held multiple positions in computer security and communications within both the state and federal government. He joined Boeing in the Commercial Aviation Division in 2013 and worked on the 787 Program along with several automated manufacturing systems. He was recruited to the Space Division in 2019 to assist with the day-to-day operations of the ISS and provide program support.
Marianne Meins currently serves as Vice President of Converged Environment at Vectrus.
Craig is a 1981 graduate of Carnegie Mellon University and a recently retired advertising and marketing executive living in Pittsburgh. Over the course of his 40 years in the business, he worked as an art director, writer, producer, creative director, brand strategist and agency owner/partner.
Eliot M. Shatzman
Senior Vice President, Wells Fargo Advisors
Brigadier General (Ret) Earl Simms
Brigadier General (Ret) Earl Simms is Vice President Corp Relations for the Armed Forces Services Corp. His military career spanned over 32 years in the U.S. Army in a wide variety of command and staff positions.
Vennard Wright is currently President of Wave Welcome. Prior to starting Wave Welcome he was Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Vice President (VP) of Operations for the Iron Bow Technologies. As CIO/VP, Vennard is primarily responsible for providing strategic oversight for the areas of IT, order operations and manufacturing for Iron Bow.