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Leadership Team

Louise Brandy
Network Director

Louise is an Information Technology Executive with domestic and international experience in full Application Lifecycle Management, from vision, scope, design, selection, and development to deployment, maintenance and ongoing support. Broad skills with both business applications and infrastructure operations with a special emphasis on aligning business strategy with information technology initiatives. Proven collaboration with international executive leadership as a trusted advisor to deliver innovative and effective solutions, with companies such as PeopleSoft, CB Richard Ellis, Edwards LifeSciences and Corinthian Colleges. She is currently the Director of Field Technology for Arbonne, Int'l. Her unique background in Accounting and Finance, such as Assistant Controller for Century 21 Real Estate, allows for a broader perspective of business line issues and experience with business process improvements. Her goals closely align with WITI's mission of promoting the empowerment of women to achieve unimagined possibilities and transformations through technology, leadership and economic prosperity. She is dedicated to growing the Orange County chapter through collaboration, networking and mentoring.

Terry Dear
Program Chair

Having graduated from the University of California Irvine with a B.S. in Computer Science and a M.B.A, Terry Dear has spent her entire career in IT. Terry now likes to KISS things. Keep It Simple and Strategic. She has more than 20+ years of 'high-energy', 'hands-on' executive skills in large complex organizations (Fortune 100) and small companies. Terry's goals for the Orange County chapter is to provide 'collective wisdom' mentoring the next generation of women in the workforce (or the 'binder full of women') on life-work balance, breaking the glass ceiling, and networking opportunities. Terry is currently Vice President of Software Development at BMS, Inc. in Orange County, Ca.

Lenka Vanek
Co-Program Chair

Lenka Vanek has a long standing technical and management background in software engineering and product lifecycle management, particularly in database and data technologies. She is passionate about delivering timely, high quality and innovative software. Products under her leadership were recognized with numerous and prestigious industry awards and are earning Net Promoter Score above 80%. Lenka is also working towards the future where more girls and women consider a career in information technology. Lenka is currently Senior Director of Software Engineering at Quest Software, in Orange County, CA.

Suzy Jarrett
Membership Chair

Suzy Jarrett is a Sr. Client Manager at Dimension Data. She is a strategic partner to organizations in OC and LA markets offering IT consulting and expertise to clients looking to use technology to improve their business efficiency and profitability. Our services bring together all the ways you want to use the world's best technology and deliver the outcomes you need to accelerate your business, wherever you are in the world.

Sandy Kwiatkowski
Sponsorship and Records Chair

Sandy Kwiatkowski has been with Capital Group Companies since 2005. She is currently an Assistant Vice President, Application Services Manager in the Information Technology Group supporting Retirement Plan Services. She specializes in leading large scale integration projects including internal and external IT teams. Sandy has over 20 years of experience as an IT professional in application development and management in the financial industry. She is passionate about helping associates develop and realize their full potential. Her interests include furthering STEM initiatives and engaging with sponsors to support WITI. Sandy believes in the power of networking; and is excited to be a part of the WITI organization.

Kathy Lomax
Regional Alliance Chair

Kathy Lomax is an experienced senior IT executive with over 25 years' experience in leading Financial Services and Healthcare organizations, most recently as VP of IT at Capital Group Companies, home of the American Funds. Ms. Lomax has served in a variety of global roles including Infrastructure and web hosting, quality management, and application support where she was sought out to transform teams and ignite talent. She has also served as a leader on numerous IT governance related initiatives. Ms. Lomax is currently in transition seeking her next exciting transformational opportunity to lead, inspire, and drive results.

Juliette Anderson
Marketing Chair

Juliette Anderson is a Senior Account Executive at Irvine Technology Corporation, a Woman Owned and Certified (WBENC) national resource for IT solutions and personnel. Ms. Anderson began her career in IT staffing in 2009. She has placed hundreds of employees and temporary resources in Southern California and throughout the United States. Ms. Anderson is passionate about helping and supporting woman progress in technology and business. She is excited to be a part of the WITI OC Leadership Team and attracting new members to the organization.

Christine Doan
Social Media Chair

Christine Doan is an Information Analyst supporting Marketing, Service, and Sales at the Capital Group Companies in Irvine, California. She graduated with a B.S. in Mathematics from UC Irvine and has over 5 years of experience in the finance and insurance industries. She has worked on both sides of the business and technology, driving innovative solutions around big data and business intelligence. Christine is passionate about helping the next generation of girls lead the way in technology through college outreach mentorship programs and STEM initiatives. She is excited to further the WITI OC goals of building relationships, networking and awareness through her role as Social Media Chair.

H. Lynn Ryan
Advisory Board

Owner and Executive IT Consultant of ExecITCIO

Julie St. John
Advisory Board

Chief Information Officer and President of Information Technology Group and Investment Operations for The Capital Group Companies