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New interim directors named to DoIT EIS and US departments

DoIT is pleased to announce two interim director assignments for DoIT’s Enterprise Internet Services and User Services.

Joe Tarter will assume the role of Director – Enterprise Internet Services (EIS) on an interim basis. Joe has more than 20 years of professional IT experience and has been an assistant director in the Application Development & Integration (ADI) department leading the Integrated Applications team for nearly five years. His current team develops and supports a diverse portfolio of custom software applications and integration services for stakeholders inside of DoIT and externally on campus. Prior to joining ADI, Joe spent 13 years in the access management, active directory, and list services areas in various technical and leadership roles. Joe’s background in integration technologies, custom software development, and developing applications for cloud-hosted infrastructure is an asset in his new interim role leading EIS. Joe will assume his interim duties on October 18.

Tamara Walker will assume the role of Director – User Services (US) on an interim basis. Tamara has more than 20 years of professional IT experience and has been an assistant director in the Enterprise Internet Services (EIS) department leading the Productivity & Collaborative Solutions team for the last six years. Her current team supports a diverse portfolio of major campus services such as Office 365 and ImageNow. As a leader, she has experience deploying systems to large numbers of employees and navigating the challenges inherent in migrating to cloud-based products. Tamara also has eleven years of experience providing direct end-user support for systems including time with the DoIT Help Desk in various technical and leadership roles. Tamara’s broad and varied customer service experience is an asset in her new interim role leading User Services. Tamara will assume her interim duties on November 1.

Interim Deputy CIO Dave Pagenkopf and his new staff appointees will work together over the next couple of weeks to develop an interim leadership plan for their respective teams. The already announced assistant director rotation in EIS will move forward as planned.