Category Archives: Meet New Employees

Derrick Leach, Communications Specialist I, Field Services

Derrick Leach is a new communications specialist on the Field Services team. Before Emory, he worked for a year as a data center technician at the HP Data Center. He spent six years at the AT&T Data Center (ADC). Derrick also used to work as a cable/electric installation technician at Emory Healthcare. An Atlanta native […]

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Chris Schroeter, Network Engineer I, Network Engineering Run

Chris Schroeter (pronounced SHRŌH-ter) is the newest network engineer to join the network engineering run team. He will be installing switches and trouble-shooting network issues in this role. Before coming to Emory, he spent four years as a network analyst at Fastway Communication. He also spent some time working in the HVAC industry. Born in […]

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Jarrell Brown, Communications Specialist I, Network Services

Jarrell (pronounced jah-RELL) Brown is a new communications specialist I in Network Services. Before joining LITS, he worked as a mail specialist in the Emory Mail Room. He also performed desk-side support for four years at the American University of Integrated Sciences in St. Martin, Barbados. A native of Lithonia, GA, Jarrell is certified in […]

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Alex Portillo, Communications Specialist I, Network Services

Alex Portillo (pronounced por-TEE-yo) was hired this year as a communications specialist I. This is not his first association with LITS, as he worked as a communications contractor for three years with ATS Communications. Born in Lawrenceville, GA, Alex has a communications installer certification and is working on his BICSI advanced communications certification. Away from […]

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Dwain Smith, Project Manager, PMO

Dwain Smith is the newest project manager working in the Project Management Office (PMO). Previously, he worked as a PM for two years at Dekalb Medical/Emory Healthcare. Dwain also spent twelve years as a senior installation/service technician and 2.5 years as an operations manager. Born in Macon GA, and raised in Hazlehurst, GA, Dwain is currently working […]

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Chris Dehner, Senior Enterprise Information Security Risk & Compliance Specialist, Enterprise Security

Chris Dehner is the new senior enterprise information security risk and compliance specialist in Enterprise Security. Prior to his new Emory work, Chris spent over six years at Kennesaw State University working in the UITS-Office of Cybersecurity as the principal data security analyst. Before jumping into the world of information security, he worked in a wide range […]

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Nina Rao, Audiovisual Conservator, Digitization and Digital Curation

Nina Rao is the new audiovisual conservator in the Digitization and Digital Curation department. Before coming to Emory, she was at CARE USA, a nonprofit fighting global poverty, for three years.  As Archivist at CARE, she implemented a new collections management system and digital asset management infrastructure. Prior to CARE, she worked at UCLA Film & Television […]

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