Angie Hodges, Manager, Service Desk IT Client Services for the American Cancer Society is focused on IT Service Desk management and meeting ACS users’ needs. She manages support for 6000 users across the country executed by 20 Service Desk Analysts via phone, live chat, and self- service catalog web tickets. She is responsible to integrated support for users and Service Desk staff when new tools and products are introduced. Large scale projects that the Service Desk has provided support planning and execution for include Office 365, LanDesk Ticketing System, KCS knowledge solution, Bold Chat Live Chat, and mobility management.
Angie's experience includes IT Service Desk, Operational and Strategic management. Angie began her career with the Society in 2005 as the Ohio Patient Service Center Senior Director and later the Director of Planning, Outcomes and Best Practices for the East Central Division of the Society.
Prior to joining the ACS, Angie was an Operations Director Alliance Data Systems and a Senior Manager CheckFree/ iServ Corporation.
Angie has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the Ohio State University, Columbus Ohio. She lives in Central Ohio with her husband, and son, and is active in a local Greyhound Rescue group.
Ms. Hackney is responsible for leading and directing the Columbus branch of Beacon Hill Technologies. She works with IT Professionals/Leaders across a wide array of industries including financial services, retail, healthcare, higher education, technology and insurance. Ms. Hackney has been in the Columbus IT market for about 7 years and holds a Master of Science Degree in Technology Leadership and Innovation from Purdue University.
Megan is a graduate of Kent State University where she majored in managerial marketing and minored in Sales. She now works as a Solutions Consultant for EasyIT where her primary goal is to create valuable IT solutions for potential clients. Megan spends a great deal of time doing what she loves, networking! Her networking groups include the Dublin Chamber, Columbus Chamber, Ambassador for the Westerville Chamber, Columbus Women in Sales, Business First events, and various small groups in the technology space. Megan also enjoys volunteering with Small Biz Cares, The Driven Foundation, and Tee It Off for Brain Tumors. In her free time, she loves spending time with her husband, running with her dog, hiking, and exploring all that Columbus has to offer!
Chris Eder is the Technology Support Manager for IGS Energy out of Dublin, OH. He has been with the company since 2007 and part of IT since 2011. Chris holds a bachelors in Music Education, however ended up taking an entry level IT support role with IGS Energy where he learned and grew and now manages an excellent team that provides the best white glove support possible to IGS and its employees. Outside of work Chris loves to spend time with his wife and 3 kids, travel with family and friends, watch Ohio State football games, and relax as often as possible around a firepit.
Bill Breil was born and raised in Columbus, Ohio where he got involved in the wrong crowd and so invested time and effort into learning technology and finding out people's stories. These two aspects dovetailed nicely into a career of IT Customer Service that has spanned well over a decade. Currently one of the Supervisors of the IS Support Center at Nationwide Children's Hospital - he has been a member of the Mid-Ohio Chapter of HDI since 2015 and became the VP of Communications in July of 2017. Outside of working hours he spends time with his family, including two wonderful kids who unfortunately share his penchant for bad jokes, and a collection of hobbies that span from woodworking to gaming to writing.
Rick is a Cleveland, Ohio, native living in central Ohio and B.S. graduate of Ohio University. He currently works as the Manager of the IT Solutions team at T. Marzetti Company in Westerville. He has been a member of the Central Ohio IT community since 1993 and in leadership positions since 2002. In addition, he has worked at The Limited, Cardinal Health, Chase, The Scotts Company, Progressive Medical and Quantum Health. He has a passionate interest in continuous improvement of his leadership skills while providing excellent customer service to his IT services "customers". In support of his passions, he has attained several ITIL certifications and is a member of HDI, SDI and ATP. Other interests include spending time with his wife and three children; serving as CFO of the non-profit Carl Spackler Open, Inc.; golfing and camping.