2024 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 -Corky Allen
Senior Sales Executive, Ensono
Vice Chair -Chuck Bruce
Senior Sales Executive, CrowdStrike
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.
Secretary - Deborah Giles
National Strategic Adviser - World Wide Technology
Deborah J. Giles serves as national strategic advisor for state and local government and education at World Wide Technology (WWT). In this role, she engages with clients on strategy, innovation and transformation to develop and deliver solutions that are customized for business in government and education.
Prior to joining WWT, Deborah served in a variety of public and private leadership positions, including vice president, public sector at Kyndryl; chief operations officer of the 53,000-employee state of Texas Health & Human Services Commission; and CEO and founder of the Center for Technology nonprofit association. In those roles, she led enterprise-wide digital transformations, managed workflow modernization projects and directed policy and legislative funding advocacy for large technology projects.
Deborah is a trusted leader with extensive federal/state government and legislative experience having also held executive positions in both the United States Congress and state of Texas legislature. She is dedicated to developing and maintaining relationships, earning trust and delivering first-class customer service.
Deborah is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin McCombs School of Business Governor’s Executive Development Program, Certified Public Manager by Texas State University, Certified Amazon Web Services Cloud Practitioner, and Certified Inspector General by the Association of Inspectors General. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio, Texas, and lives with her family in Austin, Texas.