|Marc L. Stiehr|
|Senior Director of Network Technology | YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago|
A 37-year veteran of the IT field, Marc L. Stiehr has distinguished himself for his ability to align technologies with business strategies. He brings to the YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago a readiness to contribute and an impulse for innovation.
As senior director of network technology, Mr. Stiehr helps guide the nonprofit organization into the future. Drawing on his expertise in needs assessment, project planning and emerging technologies, he oversees corporate technology and network operations, and manages the technical help desk, voice communications, technology licensing, systems security and wireless mobile technologies.
Spurred by the conviction that technological advancements should benefit all, Mr. Stiehr also strives to develop technology solutions that will allow disabled individuals to have the same opportunities as their coworkers. He thus cites, as the proudest accomplishment of his career, devising a voice recognition solution to enable blind and sight-impaired individuals to utilize the same graphical user interface as their sighted associates.
With a full appreciation of the ever-evolving aspect of the IT profession, Mr. Stiehr now looks to enhance the YMCA's entire network and application structures, particularly in the areas of unified communications and social networking.