IAI Staff Biographies

Tim Bruns, Membership Coordinator

As Membership Coordinator, Tim serves as point of contact for IAI members, answering membership and volunteer related questions, as well as taking your suggestions about improving the member experience.

Tim became deeply involved in information architecture when he witnessed the effects of mass rollouts of technology-driven solutions to core audiences who were highly techno phobic. His experience includes strategic analysis and planning, program management and defining information architectures that support a variety of platforms, including mobile devices. He finds great satisfaction in being able to build, not just solutions, but also relationships, between technology and audiences. Tim has earned a Masters degree in Human-Computer Interaction from DePaul University. Tim is based in Wisconsin, just north of Chicago.

Noreen Whysel, Operations Advisor

Noreen is a freelance consultant, serving finance, real estate, education and not-for-profit clients, including the Alaric Compliance Services, American Museum of Natural History, Behind the Book, Cushman and Wakefield, the Municipal Art Society, and PricewaterhouseCoopers. Noreen has presented on topics ranging from the Information Architecture of emergency response, map architecture, folksonomies in museums and mentoring.

Noreen became involved in IA while working on an internet outreach project with middle school students from the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. She has experience serving on non-profit boards and managed Columbia College Women's mentoring program for several years. She is a board member of GISMO, a New York City based GIS user group, and serves on various committees for the W3C and NIST's IDecosystem. She has completed an MSLIS at the Pratt Institute School of Information, and served as a Digital Repository Intern with Architecture_MPS and Columbia University's Center for Digital Research and Scholarship. Her website is whysel.com and she tweets at @nwhysel. Noreen is based in New York City.

Bev Corwin, Co-Founder, Development Advisor

Bev oversees development, grants, partnership, and program development. She is currently developing our strategic plan for development, operational, and technology partnerships including inter-association relationships.

Bev is an independent, international business consultant and President of Enso Company Ltd., a small consulting firm based in Seattle, Washington.

As a consultant, mentor, and advisor, Bev plays an active role in the development of global web applications, online learning, and international communications. She has worked in the areas of data center management, devops, managed services, global legal support services, aerospace, technology, international health, and language services. Bev excels in managing international communications, global events, and information systems. She has led teams for complex systems integrations, development, implementations, operations, technical trainings, evaluations of new technologies, and team building. Bevís interests are in integrated information ecosystems, information architecture, analytics, simulation, and global communications technologies, especially with integrated social, learning, language, and knowledge systems.

Bev is a co-founder of the Information Architecture Institute. She consults for global non profit and for profit organizations, serves on advisory boards, volunteers for international humanitarian aid, education, and international arts organizations. Bev frequently travels for consulting engagements in USA and abroad.

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