Chartered by the National Society for Information Management (SIM) organization in 1979, the SIM Capital Area Chapter (SIMCAC) has been the DC area’s most prestigious professional association for CIOs and other senior IT leaders for over four decades.

Meeting at least monthly, and with a number of ways to connect with other members, SIMCAC is a great way to:


Connect with other Senior IT Leaders from around the Washington, DC metro-area at monthly chapter meetings, breakfast roundtables, through our chapter Slack environment, and at fun social events throughout the year, including our annual wine pairing dinner, beer/spirit tastings, and Charity Golf Outing


Develop yourself and share your expertise with other members at both the local-level and at SIM National events, such as through the Cyber Security-focused DigiRisk Special Interest Group or other SIM National programs

Give back

Give Back to your community -- we make it easy for our members to make an impact through mentoring, speaking opportunities, and participating in events hosted by our charitable foundation, focused on addressing the IT workforce shortage, closing the opportunity gap, and developing future IT leaders

Eligible prospective members are encouraged to contact our membership chair and/or check us out by registering for an upcoming event.

If you are looking to learn more about our chapter, please see our October 2020 update to our Strategic Plan:

SIMCAC Chapter Board


Michael Huthwaite

Michael Huthwaite
CIO At Large

Vice Chair

James Parks
Director, Product Strategy & Transformation


Jonathan Rokita 
Senior Consultant, IT Executive
Kforce Technology


Joe Kraus

Joe Kraus
Senior Consultant, CIO Advisory Services
Wipfli LLP

Membership Chair

Tyler Greene

Tyler Greene
Region SVP
Kforce Technology

Programs Chair

Michael Cannon

Michael Cannon
Chief Technology Officer
Stafford County, Virginia

Communications Chair

Michael King
Halfaker and Associates

Sponsorship Chair

Alan Edwards
Computerware, Inc.

Outreach Chair

Nanci Schmizzi

Nanci Schmizzi
Owner and Senior Management Consultant
Fair Oaks Strategies, LLC

Member at Large

Fara Francis

Fara Francis

Member at Large

Sulav Regmi
Lead Developer
Howard Hughes Medical Institute