Vice President of Information Technology
Joined VBA: 2017
Joel joined VBA in April of 2017 as the Director of Information Technology and was promoted to Vice President of Information Technology in November 2022. In this role, he is responsible for the strategic direction of VBA’s information systems, identifying and recommending new technologies, managing information programming, running systems analyses and approving the use of hardware and software services.
Joel is also responsible for monitoring progress on development projects, ensuring the reliability of computerized information systems, preparing new projects and programming staff requirements. Joel is also responsible for balancing the IT budget and staying on top of technological advances with a focus on security and compliance.
Joel began his IT career as a Programmer/Analyst for American Whole Health Networks before moving on as a Senior Application Developer and joining Marshall, Swift & Boeckh. In 2006, Joel moved on to Doral Dental where he was the Application Development Team Lead. During this time, Joel ran the team’s enterprise claim administration system.
Before joining VBA in 2017, Joel was Director of Enterprise Architecture at DentaQuest where he was responsible for all technical architectures of all enterprise systems.
Aside from being a technologist, Joel has a passion for pretty much anything that has an engine. His first job as an adult was as a Toyota mechanic. Joel loves to diagnosis problems, take things apart and fix them. He spent seven years as an ASE-Certified Master Mechanic before going back to school and learning about computer programming. When he is not working with application code during the day, you will probably catch him in the garage with a wrench in his hand. Joel enjoys ATVs, snowmobiles and sports cars.
Outside of motorsports, his passions include camping, traveling, watching the Green Bay Packers and NASCAR and spending time with his Bernese Mountain Dog, Duke.