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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.

Executive Committee

Haden A. Land

Haden A. Land
Chairman

Haden Land, chairman of the Board of Trustees, is a cyber security and information technology senior executive consultant. With 35 years of professional experience, he serves government agencies, allied nations, and regulated commercial industries.

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Joseph Kelly Brown, Jr.

Joseph Kelly Brown, Jr.
Treasurer

Mr. Joseph Kelly Brown, Jr. is the chairman and CEO of Template Software, Inc., a provider of advanced software products, custom solutions, and professional services with a focus on collaborative, data-driven decision support applications.

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André Mendes

André Mendes
Vice Chairman

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.

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Dr. Bradford L. Sims

Dr. Bradford L. Sims
President

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.

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Board Members

Reginald Daniel

Reginald G. Daniel

Reginald G. Daniel is President and CEO of BITHGROUP Technologies, Inc. and a visionary leader with strong roots in technology, sales, mergers and acquisitions, and human capital strategies.  

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Ana Sol Gutierrez

Ana Sol Gutierrez

Ana Sol Gutierrez is the former Maryland’ District 18 in the state House of Delegates. She is the first Latina to be elected to the Maryland General Assembly.

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Rebeca Hassan

Rebeca Hassan

Rebeca is an information management professional with over 12 years of progressive experience across the private, public and nonprofit sectors. In her current role at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) she manages the development and delivery of online learning programs for government officials across the world and leverages her data science background to continuously identify better ways to increase engagement and learning gains.

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Ryan Higgins

Ryan Higgins

Ryan Higgins is the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) and Deputy Chief Information Officer (DCIO) for the Department of Commerce (DOC).

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Mahesh Kalva

Mahesh Kalva

Mahesh Kalva is president and chief technology officer of AI-Vets (ai-vets.com), and formerly senior vice president at Leidos Health.

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marianne meins

Marianne Meins

Marianne Meins currently serves as the President of Onclave Networks located at 1751 Pinnacle DriveSuite 600 McLean, VA 22102

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Craig Otto

Craig Otto

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.

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Jonathan Patrick

Jonathan Patrick

Jonathan Patrick is a program manager for a global leader in the integration and application of information technology, engineering, and science and currently leads a program of Cyber and Intelligence Warriors, drafting doctrine, policy, and guidance.

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Michael Plass

Michael Plass

Michael Plass is vice president and director for systems integration in the U.S. federal government markets division of Motorola Solutions Sales and Service, Inc.

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Eliot M. Shatzman

Eliot M. Shatzman

Since the start of his career on Wall Street in 1984, Eliot Shatzman has been advising senior corporate executives, business owners, doctors and retirees on their investment, retirement income and estate planning needs. His process is focused on one theme: simplifying the financial life of clients.

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Brigadier General (Ret) Earl Simms

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.

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Vennard Wright

Vennard Wright

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.

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