Chris Quintanilla











About NPA: Leadership

Chris A, Quintanilla, British Columbia, Canada
Chief Technology Officer, Serres Incorporated
Fairfax, Virginia

- 2009 -

I have worked as a professional in the network computing industry for over twelve years and have had the privilege of being involved with the Network Professional Association for over nine years. During this time, I have worked with many types of organizations, ranging from small family-owned businesses, to law enforcement and government, to large corporations. Regardless of size or scope, all organizations rely on technology, and by extension, those professionals who manage and support it. Due to my varied experience, I have learned to become a better networking professional, not only in terms of technical ability, but also in terms of ethical decision making and leadership capabilities. I am looking forward to continuing to grow as I continue to work in this field.

Over the last several years, I have taken the opportunity to work with organizations like the United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania and Goodwill Industries of Delaware to volunteer my skills, talents and experience as often as possible. The Network Professional Association is an excellent organization that has the potential to serve as a leader in the technology industry. I am looking forward to becoming involved with the NPA as a Board Member. My focus will be on furthering the mission of the NPA by increasing awareness about the organization, maximizing the value of membership, and being available as a resource to help enhance communications between the organization, its stakeholders and the community at large.

Mr. Quintanilla has over twelve years of experience in the information technology (IT) industry and has a proven track record of success in multiple business environments. He has served as a Senior Project Manager and engineer for several federal and municipal government IT projects, as a network and systems engineer for IBM's Education and Training division, and as an adjunct faculty member at the Pennsylvania Institute of Technology. He currently serves as a consultant for several organizations in Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey and New York.

Additionally, Mr. Quintanilla has used his project management and grant-writing experience to secure over $5M in federal school technology and youth training grants for non-profit organizations and government agencies over the last four years, and is currently managing another $9M in applications.

Mr. Quintanilla has been appointed as a US Selective Service regional Board Member by President George W. Bush and Governor Ruth Ann Minner (Del), is a member of the Network Professional Association and American Mensa, and has completed non-profit board membership training through the United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania. Mr. Quintanilla also: serves on the Board of Directors for Goodwill of Delaware and Delaware County, PA as 2nd Vice Chair, serves as a member of the Board of Directors for the Housing Association of Delaware Valley, is an advisor to the City of Philadelphia’s Personnel Department, and is a member of the United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania's Teaming for Technology Advisory Board.

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