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.

Code of Conduct

SIMCAC's code of conduct is focused on maintaining a collaborative community, where technology leaders can connect with each other, develop themselves, and give back to the community.  To facilitate that environment, SIMCAC prohibits selling by members, which includes attempting to 'sell' when there is any incentive other than collaborations in the discussion, including ownership, direct financial incentives, quid pro quo.  This includes in-person and electronic communication.

SIMCAC does not allow vendors to become members of SIMCAC, instead referring them to sponsorship opportunities, to increase the welcoming culture of our chapter.

Sponsors are provided specific requirements around how selling happens, to sustain chapter operations while still facilitating a welcoming environment.  For more information, please see the SIM Code of Conduct.

SIMCAC Chapter Board


Michael Huthwaite

Wayne McGurk

Vice Chair

Fara Francis

Fara Francis
Global CIO
Center for Creative Leadership


Jonathan J. Rokita
Founder and CEO
RokIT Strategies


Bob Ferry
Securities Investor Protection Corporation (SIPC)

Membership Chair

Tyler Greene
Region SVP

Programs Chair

Michael Cannon

Michael Cannon
Chief Technology Officer
Stafford County, Virginia

Communications Chair

Michael King
Investor, Former CIO/CISO
New Dominion Angels

Sponsorship Chair

Alan Edwards
Networking For Future (NFF)

Outreach Chair

Nanci Schimizzi

Nanci Schmizzi
Owner and Senior Management Consultant
Fair Oaks Strategies

Member at Large

Susan Donovan
VP of Application Development