ChaTech Welcomes New Board Members

ChaTech Welcomes New Board Members

ChaTech welcomed four new Board members at its January Board meeting. Individually, each one brings a wealth of expertise, and together, their diverse backgrounds increase the capacity of the Board. All have jumped in with great ideas and a genuine willingness to serve the organization. Please join us in welcoming these new members:

BurschProfileCHRIS BURSCH is the Vice President of Information Technology at CBL & Associate Properties, Inc.  He has more than 30 years of IT Leadership experience across all areas of IT.  Chris’ industry experience includes financial services, pharmaceuticals, facilities management, and commercial real estate. Chris enjoys golfing and boating with his family and friends.  He and his wife Rebecca have two children, Caylin who is an engineer and Wes who is a software developer.


ForsythProfilePAUL FORSYTH is an associate with Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel. He works with inventors and entrepreneurs to identify and protect their intellectual property. Paul has a talent for explaining legal matters to engineers and business people and technical matters to laypeople. He enjoys having one foot in the world of law while the other foot is in the world of innovation. Paul often sees new ideas and the very earliest stages of their development.


McArtorProfileDON McARTOR is the Director of the Office of the CIO at BlueCross BlueShield of TN. He oversees the Project Management Office, Enterprise Architecture, IT Finance and Operational Reporting, Enterprise Process Improvement, and IT Process and Training. Because Don is part of a shared services organization, his group has a unique view across the enterprise and can identify cross-divisional opportunities. He really enjoys the opportunity to regularly interact with and learn from senior leadership.


PropesProfilePHILIP PROPES is the Chief Information Security Officer for TVA. He leads TVA’s enterprise-wide cyber security group and provides support for the TVA Board of Directors, Corporate Executives, and enterprise Strategic Business Units on areas including technology security, operations, and related compliance. Philip brings a wealth of IT experience from many years working in Arkansas and with law enforcement agencies across the country. He was involved with diverse groups including members of the U.S. Congress and Senate, small town sheriffs, metropolitan police chiefs, and Native American Tribal Leaders. Philip has a genuine appreciation for community engagement and collective thought leadership as a result of his many roles.

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