Corporate Affiliate Committee

2022 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 - Brian Allison

Lead Channel Manager, Public Sector Solutions – Marketing - AT&T

Brian_Allison-2__002_.jpgBrian Allison has more than 30 years of experience in the telecommunications industry in various disciplines including network operations, strategy and planning, service and support and marketing. He began his telecom career in the United States Air Force (USAF) serving as a teletype/cryptography technician while supporting both domestic and international missions within the USAF Secure Communications Command. The foundation of his telecommunications experience came from the various roles served with Southwestern Bell, SBC and AT&T. During his 27+ year career, from Baby Bell to Ma Bell, he has acquired a wide range of experience in technologies for fixed, mobile and IP networks. Brian’s current role is focused on supporting AT&T’s Public Sector: State, Local and Education team.

-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.


Secretary -Corky Allen

Business Development Director, SAIC