President– Kelly Barber
Kelly has been a member of the HDI Charlotte Chapter since the summer of 2015. She has worked with TEKsystems for over 5 years now supporting their End User Division for the Charlotte market. She particularly specializes in finding the top IT talent for help desk and desktop support managers around the area. She loves meeting new people and learning about the industry standards in this space. Her family is in Charlotte with her, including her parents, twin sister and younger sister!
VP-Finance – Alisa Kennedy
Alisa is a native of Charlotte, but spent most her career in the Washington, DC area working for various government and private industries.  She is currently serving as the Program Manager for the City of Charlotte, managing their service desk, desktop support, and pc refresh teams.   She has been involved with HDI, in the DC area, as well as Charlotte.  She enjoys participating and meeting such great people!  It’s all about the people!  She has 2 kids, one of which has Down Syndrome.   They have a Rottweiler, who also serves as his best friend.  Alisa is active in a local Down syndrome support group, as well as Special Olympics.
VP-Programs – Gerald Smith

Currently the End User Services Account Manager for TEKsystems, Gerald graduated from Georgia Southern University with a B.S. in Marketing– with an emphasis in Sales and Sales Management and a minor in Management. He started with TEKsystems in Atlanta, GA in February of 2015 as an End User Services recruiter supporting major clients in the metropolitan area. Shortly after, he was promoted to the Charlotte area to support several more major clients in the market in July of 2016. Gerald has been affiliated with HDI since 2015, attending different events in Atlanta, but has more recently joined the chapter in Charlotte; becoming a member and part of the Board of Directors. He currently holds the VP of Programs position in Charlotte.

VP-Communications – Mag Morales

Mag has been a member of the HDI Charlotte Chapter since Dec 2017, but has volunteered since 2016. He currently holds a position with HDI Charlotte Chapter as VP-Communication. Mag is the Service Desk Supervisor for the City of Charlotte, with over 17 years of experience in IT. He is originally from Syracuse, NY but grew up Miami. He has spent most of his adulthood in Los Angeles, California. Mag is also engaged to a wonderful person and has a miniature dachshund named Bubbie who is his best friend.

Diane Whorton VP-Membership & Vendor Relations – Diane Whorton
Diane has been an active member of HDI for over 4 years and is currently the VP of Membership. Diane has many years experience providing support in Information Technology and is currently a senior help desk technician for Coca-Cola Consolidated.
Webmaster/VP-Coentent Relations – Wes Hogan

Wes joined the HDI board in the Fall of 2017 and is currently the marketing manager at CTRL+F, a boutique staffing firm that focuses on candidate and client experience. He loves practicing mixed martial arts, playing the harp, pickling, and spending time with his wife, son, and dog.


 Chapter Volunteers Heidi Robinson, Snyders Lance