Two alumni of Missouri University of Science and Technology with ties to the computer science department were inducted into the Missouri S&T Academy of Computer Science during the group’s banquet and induction ceremony at Matt’s Steakhouse in Rolla on Oct. 11.
The academy honors outstanding computer scientists for their contributions to the profession and their involvement with Missouri S&T students and faculty. The academy also serves as an advisory group to the computer science department.
The 2012 inductees are:
Kent Lynn of Charlottesville, Va., client executive for IBM Corp. in Washington, D.C., earned a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering from Missouri S&T in 1985. He also holds an MBA from the University of Nebraska. Lynn began his career with IBM after graduating from S&T as a systems engineer working with U.S. Department of Defense clients but moved into business development roles with increasing responsibility. During his 27-year career in information technology, Lynn has become an expert in the telecommunications and service-provider industries. In his current position, he is responsible for managing relationships with some of the company’s largest commercial clients. He has traveled extensively and recently established a scholarship at Missouri S&T to support international service learning. Lynn is a member of the Missouri S&T Order of the Golden Shillelagh and was honored with a professional degree in computer science from Missouri S&T in 2009.
Charles L. Marsh of Chapin, S.C., senior vice president and chief operating officer of ESCADA of the Americas in New York, earned a bachelor of science degree in computer science from Missouri S&T in 1976. Marsh has more than 36 years of experience in IT operations, 28 of which are in retail and wholesale. In his current position, Marsh is responsible for supporting the wholesale and retail channels of the business with IT, logistics, loss prevention, legal, store construction and acquisition, and facilities both in the United States and Canada. In 1998, he was named to Retail Technology Magazine’s Top 10 CIOs. He and his retail team won the 1998 Retail Innovative Technology Award from Chain Store Executive and the National Retail Federation for their success with customer relationship management (CRM) and replenishment when he was chief information officer at Camelot Music. Past positions include vice president of information technology for Hugo Boss U.S./Japan, vice president of information technology for Edison Brothers, CIO for Arter and Hadden LLP, senior vice president of operations for eCampus.com and vice president and CIO for Camelot Music.
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