Managing Association IT for Non-IT Professionals

Managing Association IT for Non-IT Professionals

By: Thad Lurie

What happens when the IT department reports to the CFO, COO, or someone else not familiar with the IT landscape? Thad Lurie shares some tips for non-IT professionals tapped with managing this department.

In many associations, the IT department reports to the CEO through an intermediary, and in most cases, that person does not have a strong technology background. I've already made the case that the top technology executive should report to the CEO. I'm hoping this article will be of help to the other half, the organizations that have IT reporting to the chief financial officer, the chief operating officer, the membership director, or whoever happens to be managing IT....