Atanasoff Today 2022-23: External Advisory Council New Members

The External Advisory Council was formed in 2010 to assist the department in the following ways: gain insight and offer input into the mission, programs and activites of the department, facilitate the department in establishing mutually beneficial partnerships with individuals and corporations, actively participate in department fundraising efforts, assist in identifying and prioritizing resource needs of the department, participate in online discussions and attend annual on-campus meetings, represent the department to the ISU community at large as well as to external organizations.

MATT GOOD currently serves as the Chief Technology Evangelist for Kingland and is responsible for leading technology enablement and delivering confidence for Kingland’s integral enterprise software clients.  An Iowa State University graduate in both Computer Science and Music, Matt has gained a variety of enterprise software experiences at Kingland, IBM and SPSS. More recently, Matt’s career has been directly focused on Kingland’s clients, enabling them for enterprise software business value and successful outcomes throughout their partnership with Kingland – all accomplished through his involvement in product management, sales engineering, and client solution architecture.

MICHELLE MILLER is a passionate healthcare IT executive with over 24 years of experience innovating, leading, developing, designing, and executing on a vision to transform healthcare and enable interoperability. Currently, Michelle is the Senior Director of Clinical Data Enablement at Optum, which is part of the UnitedHealth Group family of businesses.  She leads an elite team focused on clinical data interoperability necessary to get the right data to the right place at the right time with minimized costs in order to achieve better health outcomes. Michelle is a graduate of Iowa State University and has a Bachelor of Science in computer science. She has served a 5-year term on the ISU Alumni Association Board of Directors and was a member of the ISU Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE) external advisory board.

KEVIN SHEKLETON is a polyglot technologist, having worked in a wide variety of systems throughout his career. He is currently the Chief Architect and Distinguished Engineer at Cerner, a healthcare software IT company now part of Oracle. At Cerner, Kevin is responsible for Cerner's architecture and platforms. Kevin earned his B.S. in computer science from Iowa State University. He currently serves as a board member of Northland CAPS, a non-profit that helps connect high school students to industry professionals in order to provide a real-world learning experience. He is passionate about technology, security, and open source.