July 2016 Meeting

The Greater Wheeling Chapter of the Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP) will hold its Wednesday, July 13, 2016 meeting at the White Palace in Wheeling Park, Wheeling WV. The White Palace is located inside Wheeling Park at 1801 National Rd, Wheeling, WV 26003 ).

Meeting Topic & Speaker

John Reasbeck – Omni Strategic Technologies

John Reasbeck serves as President of Omni Strategic Technologies. John possesses a wide array of professional experience, having worked in public accounting as well as in a variety of roles within the technology industry. Prior to joining Omni, he was the Chief Operating Officer at a telecommunications company based in Wheeling, WV. During his tenure in telecommunications John developed a reputation as a creative and innovative technology provider, and he secured more than two million dollars in state grants to promote the growth of broadband in rural areas of West Virginia.

With his background in executive management, accounting, and business consulting, John brings a wealth of knowledge to the daily operations of Omni. His leadership ensures that Omni remains at the forefront of the industry and that clients remain our foremost focus. John earned a Master of Business Administration degree and a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Wheeling Jesuit University. He was named one of Ogden Newspapers’ “Faces of the Future” in 2006 and was designated a “Young Gun” by West Virginia Executive Magazine in 2011.

John is actively involved in community organizations and currently serves as the president of the Wheeling Jesuit University Athletic Club, a board member of the Wheeling Area Soccer Association, and a member of St. Vincent de Paul parish. An avid sports fan, John is just as committed to success in the athletic realm as he is in the business world. He is a repeat competitor in “Tough Mudder” events, which are designed to test strength, stamina, teamwork, and mental grit.

Education Session

The Education Session will be presented by Bruce Koegler. RetroPie allows you to turn your Raspberry Pi into a retro-gaming machine. It builds upon Raspbian, EmulationStation, RetroArch and many other projects to enable you to play your favorite Arcade, home-console, and classic PC games with the minimum set-up.
Event Schedule

We will meet at the White Palace. Social time and registration will be from 5:30 – 6:00 p.m. The dinner will begin at approximately 6:00 p.m. and the presentations will follow the meal.
Cost for the evening is $18.00 for AITP members, and $23.00 for non-member guests. We will have our 50/50 drawing and door prizes for those in attendance.

RSVP to Join Us

This is a special event with a great speaker and informative topic, so please RSVP early in order to allow the Wheeling Park catering staff the opportunity to prepare sufficient food for everyone in attendance and to ensure there is seating available for our group.

E-mail Karen Kovacs at kkovacs@dwc.org to RSVP, or register below. Reservations are essential.