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DAMA Chapter of Central Ohio

Connecting & Educating Central Ohio Data Professionals  

Board of directors

Board Member  Title / Role Bio 
 Alan Bond President 

 Alan has been a board member for more than 5 years.  He is a Senior Data Architect at Nationwide Mutual Insurance on the Enterprise Data Architecture team.  Alan's 20+ years of experience spans application development, data management, and architecture for both On-Premise and Cloud deployments. 

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My mission in 2023 is to help the chapter recover from the pandemic and grow the board to enable us to provide the high caliber programs and networking opportunities for Central Ohio data professionals.

 Mark Plessinger Treasurer, Sponsorship Chair  Mark joined the board more than 5 years ago.  Mark is the president of INKU which is a data governance and data management consulting firm in Columbus, Ohio. He has over 20 years of business and IT experience with the last 10 focused on the business side of data governance and data management. Mark honed his skills at IBM and Cardinal Health before moving into consulting in 2013. His expertise includes defining and implementing new governance practices as well as revitalizing governance organizations that have stagnated or failed previously.​ He lives in Clintonville with his wife and four cats. Mark teaches spinning and works in his yard during his free time.​
 Todd Henley Director, Marketing & Data Management Community Chair  Todd joined the board in March 2022. Bio update pending
 Ian Ferre Director  Ian joined the board March 3, 2023.  Chair responsibilities TBD.   lan is a Director at Infoverity, a leading systems integrator and global professional services firm driven to simplify and maximize the value of data. With a background in data science, lan brings a philosophy of simplification, automation, and new technology to data management. He lives in Harrison West with his wife and dog and is frequently found running or biking on the trails across Columbus while training for triathlons.
 Cory Cisler Director  Cory joined the board March 3, 2023.  Chair responsibilities TBD.   Cory leads the Data Management & Governance team within the Information and Risk Management organization at Nationwide. Cory is passionate about making data an asset through building outstanding teams and working smarter not harder. Cory lives in Pataskala with his partner, Jamie, and their blended family. In his spare time, Cory enjoys playing live music and teaching the kids the value of adventure!
 Srinath Potlapalli  Director  Srinath joined the board March 3, 2023.  Chair responsibilities TBD.  

Srinath is currently a Data Architect with EDA team at Nationwide since Jun 22. Prior to Nationwide Srinath worked as an architect and DBA at OSU supporting BI and data analytics projects and played critical roles in migrating several mission critical finance applications to AWS/Workday cloud.  Srinath believes in data driven culture and implementing data driven decision support systems. He lives with his wife and 2 kids in Westerville, Ohio and enjoys watching sports and listening to music in his spare time.

 Naresh Narayanan  Director

 Naresh joined the board April 20, 2023. Chair responsibilities TBD.
Naresh is a Data Architect at Nationwide's Enterprise Data Architecture team. In his last 15+ years of experience he designed & built several quality data assets. He likes to follow the new technology advancements and enjoys sharing & discussing that information with others in his team. He lives in Lewis Center with his wife & two kids. In his spare time, Naresh likes to listen to podcasts and going for walks on metro parks trails.

 Ty Sonagere  Director, Past President  Ty served as President for four years ending in December 2022.  Bio update pending

Ian Klaus

 Director Ian joined the board August 24, 2023. Ian is a Principal at Infoverity, a leading systems integrator & global professional services firm driven to simplify and maximize the value of data. Ian brings a business-first approach to technology and data management, ultimately becoming a trusted advisor for all-things-data. He enjoys sailing on Lake Erie and long-distance road trips to enjoy America's National Parks. 


DAMA Central Ohio Chapter (a.k.a. Buckeye DAMA) is a dynamic organization within the central Ohio Business Intelligence and Information Management community. It is a chapter of DAMA International.


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Buckeye DAMA
1391 W Fifth Ave  #267
Columbus, Ohio 43212



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