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Executive Director

Willow Springs, Illinois, United States
December 26, 2015

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Resume of Richard Arns

Richard Arns

Job Goal:

Seeking a position that allows me to leverage my skills in developing organizational frameworks for specific results. Expert in concept development and inplementation skills in high level professional networking resulting in coordinating and managing multiple IT organizations and associations. Extensive experience working with CEO’s, and CIO’s including the members of Board of Directors for multiple Fortune 500 firms. Extensive experience working with members of congress, and senators across the country. Skills

Sales: Sold sizeable business transactions including o 5 million dollar consulting project Budget Rent A Car o 10 million dollar software package 1st National Bank of Chicago o 20 million dollar hardware/software laboratory configuration Anixter

Organization: Recruited and managed organization as big as two hundred Fortune 500 Executives

Communication: Interacted with executive level management including o Ongoing coordination with CEO’s, CFO’s, CIO’s of vendor & non vendor firms o U.S. Cabinet Officials/Senators/Congressmen/Governors/Mayors of multiple states/cities, and in charge executives of state/city agencies o U.S. White House & various federal agencies

o Drafted multiple whitepapers, proposals, position papers

Coordination: Managed multiple business /marketing events including o Ziff Davis Trade Show events

o Microsoft Trade Show events

o Golf Outings for 150 plus executives

Executive Advisory: Consulted to numerous CEO’s, CIO’s, CFO’of 500 firms, and U.S. Senators, Congressmen, Governors.

Public Relations/Marketing: Organized and presented multiple events covered by television, radio, trade shows

Technology Laboratory: Managed a technology laboratory in partnership with Anixter Corporation that provided testing facilities for both commercial client, and technology vendors. Laboratory appeared in multiple articles (e.g. InfoWorld, Information Week, CIO Magazine etc…). Laboratory had approximately $20,000,000 of Equipment/Software. EMPLOYMENT HISTORY:

Executive Director

06/2010 – Present

Midwest Academic and Cloud Computing Consortium ( The Midwest Academic & Resilience Cloud Computing Consortium (MARC3) is a group of colleges, universities and industry partners investigating the use of cloud computing infrastructure to support teaching and learning, cloud computing education and training, academic research, and entry-level resilience and recovery solutions for small to mid size businesses. The goal of our members is to make MARC3 a regional hub of academic and industry expertise in cloud computing and to set a standard nationally for cloud-based resilience and recovery for small to midsized businesses. Resume of Richard Arns

Executive Director

11/2001 – Present

The Security Board (

Founded in 11/01 with a mission of Corporate Community Support in the event of a Terrorist attack. 1) In line with Homelnd Security Advisory Council interest developed the framework for the Countries 1st National Resilience Center. A Prime mover in creation of the Countries 1st Information Sharing Hub providing a “Resilience” Information Sharing Network cross country (executive Summary available on request). that evolved into the creation of the HSAC Resilience Subcommittee. 2) In conjunction with Department of Homeland Security Homeland Security Advisory Council, developed a working prototype for utilizing the state Fusion Centers as the conduit for sharing critical infrastructure vulnerability information with regional corporations and their supply chains. Executive Director

1990-2001 Chicago Research and Planning Group ( CRPG was informal networking of Chief Information Officers across the country. The association grew into the largest CIO association in the country and over the years was recognized by CEO’s of many Technology Vendor companies as a Marketplace of Technology visionaries. The member’s aggregate technology purchasing power in any year grew to 80 Billion dollars. The CRPG was the country’s largest Chief Information Officer Association. The membership grew to over 200 CIO’s from Fortune 1000 firms. President 1990 – 1995 LBA & Associates

Developed a recruiting company for personnel hiring needs of member companies of the CRPG. Work accounted for full time in addition to consulting needs of corporations. This effort generated 1 million dollars plus in the second year of operation and continues today. Principal

1987-1990 Ernst & Young-KPMG Nolan Norton -

In charge of business development for systems technology consulting. V.P. Unit Head

1983-1987 First National Bank of Chicago

In Charge Technology-Asset Liability Commercial Operations audit teams Project Leader IT Audit,,Systems Analyst Distribution 1979-1983 Baxter

International Audit,,Systems Analyst

Resume of Richard Arns


DePaul University

Masters Degree in Finance, 1980

Western Illinois University

Bachelors degree in Computer Science, 1977

Certificates include CISSP, CDP, and CISA


Assisted in development of the Cooperstownbaseballworld web site/marketing with Eddie Einhorn, Vice Chairman Chicago White Sox Baseball Team

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