Presented by Ms. Linda Lutes, Eric Meredith, Kimberly Jones, Chris Comfort, and Mark Boyd from PNC Bank
Linda Lutes has seventeen years of experience at
PNC, where she is currently a vice president and system director of
Customer Information Technology. Linda has twenty-five years of work
experience in Finance. She has a master’s degree in Information Science
and an MBA from Duquense University and an undergraduate degree in
Information Sciences from Robert Morris. Linda is also PMI Certified.
Eric Meredith started his career as a retail manager
before returning to the University of Pittsburgh to study information
technology in the early 1980s. Since that time, he has held an IT career
spanning twenty-eight years in the consulting, communications,
manufacturing, utility, transportation, and banking industries. Meredith
joined PNC Financial Services Group in 1994 as a developer, later
managed the Advanced Technology Group, and is now chief architect. In
his spare time, he enjoys learning to play the piano, performing sleight
of hand, and studying Tang Soo Do karate, in which he has attained the
rank of fourth degree black belt.
Kimberley Jones started working in technology in
1985 as a civilian contractor for the U.S. Army while living in Germany.
Her experience has spanned many different technical areas in the full
gamut of technology, including Help Desk/Support, Network Engineering,
and Application Development focusing on Securities and Brokerage
applications to the current role of technology project management. She
joined PNC as a software engineer in the Capital Markets team in 2002
and now works in the Risk Management and Shared Services Technology
area. Kimberley graduated with a B.S. from Slippery Rock University. She
enjoys spending her free time reading.
Chris Comfort has been with the PNC TPS organization
for seven years and currently is the serving as a business analyst,
project manager, and most recently as the application manager for the
Vested Interest 401k and BPM (Business Process Management) technologies.
Chris is responsible for managing various college recruiting
initiatives, including intern, undergraduate, and management associate
programs. He has ten years of experience in Information Technology in
Mark Boyd is senior consulting IT specialist with
the Rational brand at the IBM Corporation. He specializes in helping
mainframe customers modernize their assets, architectures, processes,
and skills. Mark has worked at IBM for over thirty-one years, having
been a product engineer, facilities engineer, client representative,
sales specialist, and technical specialist. Mark has a mechanical
engineering degree from The Ohio State University. He is married and has
three grown children.