2023 Corporate Affiliate Committee
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 serves 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.
Corporate Affiliate Committee (CAC) Leadership:
Chair -Tony Encinias
Chief Technology Officer, PS&D, North America - Atos
Tony Encinias is the chief technology officer for Public Sector and Defense, North America for Atos. Prior to joining Atos, Tony was the chief strategist and innovation officer for state and local government for Dell Technologies and vice president of technology for ViON Corporation. Prior to his transition to the private sector, Tony was the chief technology officer and chief information officer for the commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Tony is a well-respected and sought after thought leader for large scale technology operations, cloud strategy, digital transformation and cyber security. Tony is a retired United States Naval Officer, with over 30 years’ experience in information technology with the Department of Defense, state government and private sector. During Tony’s distinguished military career he served in leadership roles for the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, the Department of the Navy, Chief Information Officer and the Defense Information Systems Agency - Defense Enterprise Computing Center, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania.
Tony has been honored with Government Technology's Top 25 Doers, Dreamers & Drivers, Computerworld Premier 100 IT Leaders and State Scoop’s State Executive of the Year awards. Tony earned a masters degree in Information Technology Management from the United States Naval Postgraduate School, a bachelors degree in mathematics from the University of Colorado, Boulder, a masters certificate in project management from George Washington University, a Federal CIO certification through Carnegie Mellon University and is a member of Drexel University’s MIS advisory board.
Vice-Chair -Corky Allen
Senior Sales Executive, Ensono
Secretary -Chuck Bruce
Senior Sales Executive, iboss
Chuck Bruce is a senior sales executive with iboss providing network security for state, local government and education (SLED). Prior to joining iboss, he was a senior account executive with McAfee where he focused on IT security solutions for SLED in the southeast for more than nine years. Previous to McAfee, Chuck was a director with Brandt Information Services in Tallahassee, Florida where he focused on project management, IV&V and full lifecycle software services. Before joining the private sector, he worked with Florida's Department of Management Services, where he was the vendor manager with the state eProcurement system, MyFloridaMarketPlace.
Chuck is a valued thought leader working with states across the nation to provide successful solutions to help drive efficiencies for the public sector. He has been intimately involved with NASTD for the past 10 years and brings a great deal of passion to all NASTD events.
Chuck holds a bachelors degree in economics from Florida State University and has been on a number of other boards in his community. He enjoys fishing, golf, hunting, exercise and being with his family and friends.