Baker Tilly Chief Information Officer V. Allen Smith Elected Chair of Information Technology Alliance Board of Directors

CHICAGO (December 7, 2017) – Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP (Baker Tilly) is pleased to announce that Chief Information Officer V. Allen Smith has been elected 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 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 outstanding 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.

“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 as the organization’s chair.”

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.

Smith and ITA’s new board were introduced this week at the ITA Fall Collaborative in Salt Lake City. 

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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 147 countries, with 30,000 professionals. The combined worldwide revenue of independent member firms is $3.2 billion.