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Our Team

Application Consulting Team

Andrew Pawlak
Senior Application Consultant

Andy’s primary responsibilities include Membership Systems, Project Management and client support. Andy is one of AT’s Microsoft Certified Professionals with specialties including but not limited to Microsoft SQL Server, Crystal Reports, iMIS, Apex and Microsoft SharePoint.

Andy was a successful convention planner in the association community for five years with Association Forum of Chicagoland, the association for not-for-profits and associations in the Chicagoland area. In 2000, Andy earned his Certified Meeting Professionals (CMP) designation and graduated Roosevelt University in 1996 with a Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations.

Chris Green
Senior Application Consultant

Chris holds certifications as a Certified iMIS Professional and Microsoft Certified Professional. With AT, Chris specializes in all aspects of iMIS EMS implementation including but not limited to requirements analysis, installation/upgrades, troubleshooting, query development, process development, and training. In addition, Chris has a solid knowledge of Microsoft SQL Server (implementations and management), Crystal Reports, SQL Server Reporting Services, and database and website architecture (HTML, CSS, .NET).

Chris has a Master of Science in Technology and a Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems, both from Eastern Illinois University.

Michele Brandt
Senior Application Consultant

Michele is a Certified project manager and iMIS professional who has been helping organizations for over a decade to define and streamline business processes through iMIS configuration, reporting and training. With extensive experience as a project manager and senior application consultant on many iMIS and 3rd party implementations, Michele brings a high level of knowledge and expertise, while her commitment to sustainable solutions establishes her as a dependable and trusted partner.

Michele graduated from National Louis University with a Bachelor of Arts in Education.

Cindy Meyers
Application Consultant

Cindy’s primary responsibilities include Membership Systems, Application and Report Development and Client Support. Cindy’s specialties include Microsoft SQL Server, ASP.NET, Crystal Reports, iMIS, and Apex.

Cindy graduated summa cum laude from North Central College with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science. Cindy came to AT in 2006. Prior to that, she worked for Waste Management World Headquarters in Oak Brook, Illinois for ten years as a Systems and Business Analyst.

Matthew Bernatz
Application Consultant

Matt’s primary responsibilities include application and report development, website development/maintenance, search engine optimization, and client support. Matt’s areas of expertise include troubleshooting, query and process development, Microsoft SQL Server, SQL Server Reporting Services, and iMIS.

Matt graduated Northern Illinois University with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science with emphasis in Enterprise Software. Matt came to AT in 2018. Prior to that, he worked for Sears Holdings Corporation in Hoffman Estates, Illinois for two years as a Software Specialist and Business Analyst. Matt also has experience in supporting new software implementation and software upgrades.

Ed Sirijintakarn
Senior Developer

Ed is responsible for leading development projects.   He works closely with our iMIS consulting staff to design and build applications that are user friendly for both Association staff and their members/customers.

Ed holds a MS in Human Computer Interaction and BS in Computer Science from DePaul University.  Ed was a Systems Developer and Manager of IT for the Bostrom Corporation, the Association Management Company, prior to joining AT.  He has also worked as a Solutions Architect for Internetiks.

Amy Bohn
Project Manager

Amy’s primary responsibilities include leading and managing customer requests and working with customers and the AT team to ensure projects are completed successfully.

Prior to joining AT, she worked at as the Director of Vendor and Product Management, and as the VP of Corporate Partnerships at Educational Resources/Sunburst Technologies. Amy graduated from Augustana College with a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education.

Infrastructure and Hosting Team

Ben Kalkwarf
Senior Network Consultant

Ben is an expert in IT infrastructure, hosting and security as well as cloud solutions including Dropbox, Office 365 and integrating cloud security with existing infrastructure.

Ben has supported iMIS since 2000, from deploying iMIS clients to supporting various infrastructures for the server components of iMIS and RiSE.  He has been involved with well over 100 major iMIS migrations and upgrades.  Ben's unique knowledge of infrastructure, virtualization, security, and SQL Server allows him to resolve difficult problems that arise with the complex needs of iMIS 20 and RiSE.  Ben's expertise with security and encryption has made him a critical member of the planning team for iMIS upgrades and migrations in the age of iMIS 2017 and PCI-DSS compliance.

Ben began working with AT in 2000 as an intern while he completed his Bachelor of Science in Web Technology Systems from Roosevelt University.

Dustin Oros
Senior Network Consultant

Dustin specializes in the areas of Disaster Recovery, Network Security, Microsoft Exchange, Windows Server, Active Directory, and VoIP design, installations and support. Prior to joining AT, Dustin worked for Ciber, Inc. as a Systems Support Specialist and served in the U.S. Navy as an IT Department Supervisor/Information Systems Security Manager.

Dustin has achieved MSCA, MCTS, MCP and 3CX Phone System certifications, as well as a Bachelor of Science in Telecommunications Management from Illinois State University.

Steve Black
Network Consultant

Steve is one of Association Technologies’ Workstation Specialists, holds a Microsoft MCSE Certification, and specializes in Microsoft Active Directory, Exchange and Windows support.  Prior to AT, Steve was System Engineer/Consultant with Network Systems Technologies and worked for Menzies Aviation in a Support Level II capacity.

Steve earned a BA in Economics while minoring in Journalism from Northern Illinois University.

Dave Bertalmio
Network Consultant

Dave is working towards his MCSA and MCSE this year. He is excited to learn anything and everything in our industry that is continually changing. He is highly skilled with Microsoft Windows, Office Suite, Apple OSX, iOS, and Android. Dave strives to become a Server Administrator and AT is getting him to that level of expertise.

Dave came to AT after working in the legal industry (Sidley Austin LLP and Vedder Price P.C.) for 4 years. He graduated magna cum laude in 2010 from DePaul University with a Bachelor of Science in Interactive Media with a focus in Information Technologies.

Tyler Schenk
Network Consultant

Tyler comes to Association Technologies with a background in ISP and telecommunications. Tyler currently specializes in end-user support, Microsoft Office, multi-factor authentication, backup monitoring, and VoIP solutions design and implementation.

Tyler is our team's certified Xerox Solutions Specialist and Webroot Ambassador. Currently, Tyler is diligently working towards a series of Microsoft certifications.

Office Team

Linda Biesecker
Office/Administrative Support

Linda’s primary responsibilities include client support, accounts receivable, and Managed Services hardware/software procurement.

Linda graduated magna cum laude from the University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism.  Prior to joining AT in 2013, Linda worked for the Georgia State Golf Association and the Georgia Chamber of Commerce.  She was also a contributing writer for Golf Georgia magazine.

Julie Hartsock
Payroll/Benefits Specialist

Julie’s primary roles are in the areas of accounts payable, payroll services, and benefits administration.

After receiving BA degrees in Marketing and International Business, Julie had careers with Hyatt Corporation in the Business Process Review Department, Sandwich State Bank as a Loan Officer, and at the National Education Training Group in their sales department.

Canine Team


Brandi, Man's Best Friend

Brandi's key role is greeting all visitors with a wag of the tail.

Buddy, Office Snack Stealer

If there is a morsel of food anywhere on the office floor, Buddy will find it.