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Vice President of Information Technology

Joel Holt has over 24 years of experience as an IT expert. He joins the Chicago Architecture Center after working with the YWCA Metropolitan Chicago for over 16 years. Joel began as a network administrator, then advanced to IT Manager and then to IT Director. During that time, he was able to transform and improve the YWCA, bringing it up to date with modern standards. Joel oversaw project management and construction for network, telephony, security, digital media and facility projects.

In his final year at the YWCA, he was Director of Creative Services, where he generated professional marketing content such as training videos, commercials, interviews, radio ads, Photoshop and photography. Joel formerly worked as an LAN Coordinator for Chubb Insurance before joining the YWCA. His genesis was IBM, where he worked for 5 years as a server and PC technician covering the Chicagoland region 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.