Corporate Affiliate Committee
2014 Corporate Affiliate Committee (CAC)
Organized in 1996, the NASTD Corporate Affiliate Committee (CAC) is a formally recognized advisory body with an influential voice in the activities of the association. The goal of the CAC is to serve as a forum for Corporate Affiliate Members to voice opinions and suggestions as to how to best serve NASTD in their purpose and use the interaction to build strong relationships between corporations and state government. The CAC will serve as the liaison between the Corporate Affiliate Members, the NASTD Executive Board, the NASTD state members at large, and the NASTD professional staff in expressing and presenting Corporate Affiliate opinions and positions.
2014 Corporate Affiliate Committee Leadership:
CAC Chair - James Knopka
Marketing Manager - AT&T
CAC Secretary - Richard Hillyard
Market Development, State and Local Government - Fujitsu Network Communications
Richard has been involved in enterprise hardware and software for more than 30 years. After working as an engineer, designing control systems for refineries, he moved into sales and marketing in 1982. During this time he has worked extensively with many branches of state and local government. Richard came to Fujitsu Network Communications (FNC) in 2011 and a market development manager for state & local government and utilities and began working with NASTD immediately, attending the Eastern Region Seminar his second week with FNC. Richard also serves on the Public Safety Broadband Working Group, the Awards Committee, and the State and Local Collaboration Committee with NASCIO. An avid fly fisherman, Richard lives with his wife of 31 years, Kay in Duluth, Georgia.
CAC eGroup - electronic mailing discussion list for CAC issues
CAC Monthly Conference Calls:
The Corporate Affiliate Council (CAC) meets, via teleconference, on a monthly basis.
Please refer to the CAC eGroup for the final agenda and call-in information.