2018 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.
2018 Corporate Affiliate Committee (CAC) Leadership:
CAC Chair - Todd Davis
Vice President, Field Marketing - CenturyLink
Todd Davis is the vice president of field marketing at CenturyLink and has responsibility for the launch of all public sector marketing programs. During nearly two decades in the telecommunications and IT industries, Todd has held roles including leading an 8-state sales region, serving as a general manager of a $120M business line, and leading product development, product management and marketing at a business unit level. Among other community involvement, Todd serves on the executive board of the North Carolina Business Committee for Education and participates in several fund-raising events each year for the American Diabetes Association and JDRF. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Harvard and an M.B.A. from Duke.
CAC Vice Chair - Philip Habuda
Vice President - Capgemini
CAC Secretatry - Karen Robinson
Owner/Founder - KWR Acuity Strategies
Karen W. Robinson has spent more than three decades building bridges of strategic understanding between leaders, ideas and information technology solutions. Karen worked her way up the IT leadership ladder within Texas state government before being named the state’s top IT executive.
During her five-year tenure at the head of the state’s Department of Information Resources, she was recognized as Texas CIO of the Year, Texas Public Sector Executive of the Year and a Golden Government State Executive of the Year by State Scoop 50. She was also named to the Dell President’s Advisory Board and counted among Computer World Premier’s 100 IT Leaders.
Karen’s frank honesty, authentic approach to relationships and vast experience with enterprise-level information technology solutions have proven invaluable to countless public and private sector clients across America and beyond.
In addition to serving as secretary on the CAC, Karen also sits on the advisory board for Acquia, is a senior consultant for CMG Consulting and serves on the board of the Texas Technology Consortium.
In 2015 Karen founded her own cybersecurity and information technology consulting company, KWR Strategies, LLC where she helps organizations achieve their goals by:
• Establishing collaborative, mutually beneficial relationships;
• Bridging the gaps between the public and private sectors;
• Combining and leveraging relationship competencies with precision;
• Connecting innovative technology solutions with collaborative strategies for cross-sector teams.