Brian K. Willard, CAE, MBA is a visionary IT leader currently serving as the Director of IT at The CCIM Institute. With a career spanning back to 1988, Mr. Willard has been at the forefront of providing cutting-edge technology solutions, predominantly within the not-for-profit sector. His expertise lies in leveraging technology to drive organizational excellence and innovation.
Armed with a bachelor’s degree in computer information systems and a master’s in business administration, Brian combines his technical prowess with a keen business acumen. His commitment to staying at the forefront of technological advancements is evident in his continuous pursuit of knowledge and his proactive approach to integrating emerging technologies into organizational strategies.
Brian is not only a thought leader but also a prolific author, having published numerous articles on IT, Project Management, and Association Management. His insights have been widely recognized, and he is a sought-after speaker at conferences, sharing his expertise and vision with diverse audiences.
In addition to his professional achievements, Brian has played a pivotal role in shaping the industry landscape by serving on the Board of Directors for the Association Forum of Chicagoland. His commitment to professional development and community engagement extends beyond his role at The CCIM Institute, making him a respected figure in both the technological and association management spheres.