Type Of Business:
Assessments; Project planning; Hardware and software acquisition; Departmental policies; Procedure regulation; Evaluation of emerging technologies
Fitness and wellness programs; Child care, housing and counseling services; Job preparation training; Recreational activities; Value-based programming
Favorite Business Publication:
CIO; CIO Insight; Computerworld; NetworkWorld
Singing; Golfing; Bicycling
Bachelor of Science in Economics and Urban Planning, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
Association of Information Technology Professionals
Place of Birth:
Fond du Lac
Sears Roebuck & Co.; The Vollrath Co., LLC
Computerworld Smithsonian Award for Technology Innovation; Recognition for Building a Leading-Edge Technology Platform for the YMCA; Conversion of an Organization from a Back-Office Operation to a Point-of-Sale Operation; Development of a State-of-the-Art Network Structure Using Voice-over Internet Protocol and a Standardize Telephone System Platform
Throughout the duration of your career, what was the one highlight that stood out the most?:
The highlights of his career were developing a voice-recognition solution and another solution to allow blind and sight-impaired individuals to use the same graphical user interface as their sighted associates.
Volunteer, Chicago Metropolitan Area Music Ministry
Number Of Years In Profession:
Number Of Years In Current Position:
What Does He/She Attribute Success To:
He attributes his success to hard work, dedication, the support of talented and dedicated staff, and his family and friends.
Why did you become involved in your profession or industry?:
He became involved in his profession because of his interest in programming and developing applications.
Extended Bio Profile:
Mr. Stiehr has been a vocalist for 16 years for the Spirit of Life Christian singing group. He conducts 16 concerts a year. He enhanced and implemented a wide area network operation by standardizing 700 PCs in 40 locations on the same platform, standardizing the telephone system platform, and implementing a voice-over-Internet protocol platform, which connects 33 locations and implemented a point-of-sale environment. He has also developed a business continuity plan that includes a disaster recovery data center with real-time backup of transactional data, allowing the main data center to shut down on weekends.
Position Responsibilities and Duties:
Overseeing corporate technology; Establishing strategies; Managing network operations, technical help desk, voice communications, technology licensing, systems security and wireless mobile technologies
Smithsonian Award, Computerworld
Where Will You Be In 5 Years:
In five years, Mr. Stiehr hopes to improve the entire network and application structures, especially in the areas of unified communications and social networking.