CHICAGO (January 18, 2017) – Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP (Baker Tilly) is pleased to announce that Chief Information Officer V. Allen Smith has been named vice chair of the Information Technology Alliance (ITA).
ITA is an independent membership association comprised of leading mid-market technology professionals, consultants and product and service providers. The organization is a community that connects IT professionals to share ideas and best practices to improve the way companies leverage information technology. More about the ITA can be found on the organization’s website.
“I’m honored to be named vice chair of the ITA and for the opportunity to help enhance the way the alliance and the IT profession delivers success,” Smith said. “I am committed to doing what I can to help strengthen the mission and promote the influence of this terrific organization.”
Smith leads the technology strategy for Baker Tilly with a focus on leveraging processes, systems and applications to improve the workplace experience for team members and service delivery for clients. He has been an advocate of IT as a service and adding organizational value through operational excellence.
“Allen is an innovative and committed member of Baker Tilly’s leadership team,” Baker Tilly Chief Operating Officer Brandon Andries said. “We are proud of his appointment and are confident he will bring great value to the ITA in the vice chair role.”
Smith has more than 20 years of experience leading information technology functions for public and private companies of all sizes. He joined Baker Tilly in 2001, managing change, implementing improvements and building a high-performance IT team of professionals. He is also the chairman of the Baker Tilly International North America Information Technology Committee.
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Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP (Baker Tilly) is a nationally recognized, full-service accounting and advisory firm whose specialized professionals connect with clients and their businesses through refreshing candor and clear industry insight. With approximately 2,700 employees across the United States, Baker Tilly is ranked as one of the 15 largest accounting and advisory firms in the country. Headquartered in Chicago, Baker Tilly is an independent member of Baker Tilly International, a worldwide network of independent accounting and business advisory firms in 141 countries, with 28,000 professionals. The combined worldwide revenue of independent member firms is $3.8 billion.