Leadership

NWRDC's Senior Management Team represents many years of IT experience and success. Led by Executive Director Tim Brown, the team has successfully transitioned the data center from a strict mainframe computing utility to a multi-IT service organization. With a wealth of experience in building successful organizations, their proven leadership has helped secure NWRDC's committment to innovation and customer service.
 
Tim Brown - Assistant Vice President for ITS, NWRDC & FLVC
Serving as NWRDC’s Executive Director since 2008, Tim brings over 30 years of IT experience in strategic planning, budgeting, and building and leading support and development teams in an  academic setting.  He has previously served as Associate Vice President of the Information Technology Division at Middle Tennessee State University, as well as key management positions with the University of Alabama at Birmingham, serving as the Director of IT Infrastructure Services from 2001 to 2005, and Associate Director for Computer Services from 1993 to 2001. Tim earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Auburn University, and his Masters of Science in Health Informatics from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He is also a Certified Information Systems Security Professional and a Certified Information Systems Auditor.
 
Dianna Norwood - Director, Administrative Services
Prior to joining the NWRDC team in 2013, Dianna served as Marketing and Public Relations Director for Florida State University’s Division of Finance and Administration. Dianna currently manages the administrative services in support of the data center and its customers.  Her 35-year career at FSU includes her tenure as Director of the Card Application Technology Center and the FSUCard Center where she coordinated smart card application development for FSU, the higher education industry, business partners, financial institutions and trade associations.  Dianna earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Communication and Marketing from FSU. 
 
Matt Stolk - Chief Technology Officer
With more than 20 years of hands-on technical and managerial experience in enterprise IT architecture, Matt is responsible for the data center’s open systems support group.  While serving as NWRDC’s Windows/Linux Team Manager, Matt led the transition for the Florida Department of Education to full managed services as part of the state’s Data Center Consolidation initiative.  He has previously held a number of positions at the Florida Department of Corrections, both as a consultant and full staff member working his way from IT support to team manager prior to joining NWRDC.  Matt was named NWRDC’s Chief Technology Officer in November 2016.
 
Julia Cunningham - Financial Operations Manager
Julia Cunningham has over ten years of non-profit accounting and financial management  experience as a Director of Finance & Administration and Contracts and Grants manager.  She was hired in June 2018 by FSU’s University Business Administrators program to serve NWRDC as the Financial Operations Manager.  She holds her bachelor’s degree from Florida A&M University.