Who We Are
SIMNY Community Outreach is committed to “Giving Back” through the generosity of SIM member companies and individual members. Through alliances and partnerships with non-profit organizations as well as direct relationships with individuals and companies, the Community Outreach program facilitates connecting SIM members with those who will benefit from the impressive resources our members have to offer. Financial donations, donating equipment, volunteering time and participating in career development programs are among the many ways SIM members give back. Community Outreach serves the best interests of our Society, our members and the organizations --- for-profit, non-profit, government and academic --- which employ them.
The SIMNY Community Outreach Committee is chaired by Judy Arteche-Carr along with Committee Members Herb Hofmann, Shar Rubio, and Jeffrey Wu.
CEO & Managing Director, Arteche Global Group
20+ years of experience in the areas of management – strategic planning, business development, financial and resource planning in various industries. A proven track record of successfully managing global, cross-discipline business teams for strategic and tactical programs. Brings in business knowledge and expertise and has worked with several CXO teams and boards in transformation strategies- aligning goals to business objectives. Experience with global financial companies: JPM/Chase, Salomon Brothers/Citigroup, Deutsche Bank, XL/Caitlin AXA; technology organizations: EDS/HP, Unisys; Advertising - Ogilvy; Higher Ed- Fordham University LINKEDIN
Vice President, Information Technology, Loews Corporation
Herb Hofmann is responsible for providing technology strategy, direction and solutions to meet the information and communication needs of Loews Corporation. Loews Corporation is one of the largest diversified companies in the United States, with businesses in the insurance, energy, hospitality and packaging industries.
Herb joined Loews in 1988 as a programmer trainee. Over his three decades at Loews, he has held numerous positions including managing IT services for all business areas as well as leading applications teams, technical teams, data center operations and IT security. Herb is a graduate of the Pace University Lubin School of Business where he earned a B.B.A. in Management Information Systems.
Head of Portfolio Management and Project Assurance
Rabobank North America
Shar Rubio is a senior executive with 20+ years of experience in the financial services, pharmaceuticals and professional services businesses. She is currently an Executive Director at Rabobank, the premier corporate and institutional bank to the food, agribusiness, commodities and renewable energy industries. In her current role, Shar is focused on the governance and oversight of the North America projects portfolio on behalf of the C-suite and provides portfolio analytics, insights and recommendations to drive C-suite decisions and portfolio strategy alignments.
Prior to Rabobank, Shar held diverse technology, risk, compliance and business transformation project roles at global banks, pharma organizations and a management consulting startup and an entrepreneurial stint in accessories design.
Shar holds an MBA degree in Finance from Temple University and certifications in UX, six sigma and project management.
Jeffrey A. Wu
CEO of Actionable Strategies
Jeffrey A. Wu is the CEO of Actionable Strategies, a global consulting firm in the areas of Strategy and
Organization, Business Excellence and Enabling Technologies. Mr. Wu has over 35 years of leadership
experience including worldwide technology and operational responsibilities at ADP and Thomson Financial.
His pioneering work has led to products in artificial intelligence, predictive analytics, Cloud computing,
information security and real-time data. As an active practitioner, he holds roles such as fractional or
interim CEO, CIO or CTO in software, real estate and energy companies in Western and emerging markets.
Mr. Wu graduated from the Wharton School of Finance with a double major in Finance and Management.
Speaking engagements include the Project Management Institute, New York University, Business Week,
Gartner Group and Information Week. He has served on the boards of companies in the software,
consulting and not-for-profit sectors.
How to engage and Give Back!
As a SIMNY Member you have direct access to the committee and can contact the team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you connect directly to one of our partner organizations through the opportunities below, be sure to identify yourself as a SIMNY member so that SIM can recognize your generosity and keep track of our collective efforts!
If you are currently volunteering time or making donations towards our partner organizations, please be sure to contact the committee as SIMNY would be proud to ensure your efforts are recognized by SIMNY Community Outreach. Remember SIMNY “is” its Members.
If you have an idea for how Community Outreach can expand the opportunities to give back, please do not hesitate to contact the Outreach Committee to discuss inclusion in the program.
Current Opportunities - check back often for updates!
- Technovation Girls Judging: Technovation virtual judges provide motivational and encouraging feedback to over 20,000 girls from 50+ countries around the world. [Technovation Girls Judging]
- NPower - Launching Tech Careers. Transforming Lives. NPower creates pathways to economic prosperity by launching tech careers for military veterans and young adults from underserved communities. [Npower Overview]
- Tech Equipment Donation Program: Ready for a tech refresh or have extra equipment gathering dust? SIMNY Community Outreach can work with you to ensure that equipment has a second life with those who can make great use of the equipment. Please email email@example.com to arrange a donation.