Chapter Board Members

Janna Luther Connor

Chapter President

Janna Luther Connor has over 25 years of experience within the Facilities Management realm, with specialties in project management, space and move management, tenant management, and data center management. Janna’s career started out within the design/construction/architecture fields with a bachelor’s degree from Texas Tech University.

She currently manages the structured cabling and building operations projects within the 277,000 sq. ft. corporate data center at HCSC / BlueCross BlueShield of Texas. Janna has been active in USGBC Board, IFMA, BICSI, Texas Tech University Advisory Board, and AFCOM – Dallas/Fort Worth Board.Director- Event Logistics.

Rikki Wells

Chapter Vice President

Rikki Wells is a Director of Business Development for T5 Data Centers, a full lifecycle data center service provider specializing in data center development, colocation, and facilities management for enterprise and hyperscale users. 

She lives in Coppell, Texas, with her husband and two children.

Lance Bishop

Chapter Treasurer

Lance Bishop is one of the Directors of Critical Solutions at C&W, where he drives sales & solutioning, financial management, operational excellence, and continuous improvement. As the Critical Solutions team expands service offerings, geographies, and customers served, additional scale is required by bringing on new talent, contractors, processes, and controls.

Prior to joining C&W in June 2017, Lance was with Schneider Electric for over 17 years where he was the Director of Enterprise Service Sales and the Professional Services teams. He helped develop and promote electrical distribution services, digital, and remote services, and equipment modernization across all channels. Prior to these roles, Lance was Director of Energy Management Services, as well as a senior sales representative and sales team leader within the Energy Solutions team – a group focused on savings driven design-build projects. 

Jerod Green

Chapter Secretary

Jerod Green is Director of Sales for Enconnex.

Jerod has 8 years of experience in the data center space across multiple organizations and roles. He worked to develop a channel strategy with Server Technology, managed a high volume territory with Anixter, designed/installed connectivity solutions with both Methode Data Solutions and Data Center Systems.

Prior to receiving his BS in Marketing from the University of Texas at Dallas, Jerod served in the US Army as an armor crewman, deploying to Operation Iraqi Freedom in October of 2006.

Jerod serves as a Director on the Dallas/Ft. Worth Afcom board, a position he has held since 2014. Jerod lives in Plano with his wife and three boys.

William DiBella

Director at Large 

Mr. DiBella has been the founder, President, and CEO of Centric Solutions, served as President and founder of Connectivity Technologies and as chapter Director at Large of AFCOM.  He is a frequent contributor to editorials, articles, and round table discussions, and is regularly featured as a speaker for Data Center educational and product presentations at AFCOM, BICSI, Data Center Dynamics and other industry trade shows and conferences.  William has appeared on MSNBC, CNBC, and TXCN, and has been published in ITO America, Strategic Path, BMUS, CXO, and RFID Journal, On-Line Industry Fiber Optic Data Center Webinars shown on Cabling Maintenance Installation Magazine and Lightwave and possesses forty plus years of experience, leadership and executive management skills.  His experience also includes: designing, manufacturing, marketing, selling and the implementation of Data Center physical layer infrastructure cabling products solutions and structured cabling connectivity. He has been a long-time innovator and designer of advancing technologies for the Data Center and structured cabling connectivity markets. His unique set of products are designed with the added benefits of upgradability and retrofittable He was awarded the Vendor of the year from Hitachi Data System. William possesses a unique business perspective and skill set based on his prior experience of working across a wide spectrum of business environments such as, small, mid-size, and large corporate organizations and developing two startup companies into successful enterprises. Below is a partial listing on some of the innovative product designs and solutions he has designed and introduced into the Data Center Marketplace.

Currently Product Line Manager of Cabinets, Racks, Enclosures and Patch Panels for 13 Brands at Infinite Electronics. 

Al Nichols

Director of events

Al Nichols is a past President and current Director of Events for the DFW AFCOM Chapter, where he is focused on gathering the top speakers nationally and internationally to speak on issues of importance to the data center community. He has taken advantage of the virtual format to forge closer relationships with other regional Chapters across the country by hosting joint Events. Al has played a role in multiple awards the DFW Chapter has won, and he has been selected to present at AFCOM’s national Data Center World Conferences. Al is also a member of 7x24 Exchange and was a delegate to a key Uptime Institute Charrette.

Al currently serves as the Executive Consultant for Silverback Data Center Solutions. Silverback provides five services to data centers nationwide – Relocations and Migrations, Deployments, Smart Hands, Decommissioning, and Audits. Silverback is a national leader, implementing about 200 relocations annually.

Al started in the Data Center industry in 1997, founding Pinebreeze Technologies in 2000 to simplify the data center. His mission was to make life better for the people who run data centers. Pinebreeze became a leader in relocating data centers and implementing data center infrastructure management (DCIM) systems. Pinebreeze worked closely with colocation providers, supporting their internal operations, and supporting their clients with Smart Hands and Managed Services. We became known for our consultative approach and for creating and promoting best practices. The Pinebreeze Team became a part of Silverback Data Center Solutions in 2020.

Al earned a BA in Economics at the University of Delaware and an MBA at Harvard, with a focus on Marketing & Operations. He began his career in brand management at Frito-Lay, helping the company triple sales to $3B in five years, reversing a severe sales slump in Cheetos in half the expected time and introducing a production innovation that saved $1M annually. Al left Frito-Lay to pursue a series of entrepreneurial ventures prior to entering the data center industry.

Al is active in 121 Community Church, and with his family has served Orphan Outreach in supporting orphans in Honduras. Al lives with his wife and daughter in Flower Mound, TX.

Sean Morrison

Director 

Sean Morrison serves as Global Solutions Executive at Vertiv (the former Emerson Network Power), a $4B startup leading the transformation of the mission critical infrastructure industry with agile, flexible and sustainable solutions, available for rapid deployment globally. He leads complex, often global engagements for large colocation, telco and Fortune 500 clients based in Texas, the South-Central US and strategic markets.

Sean has over 20 years of experience in Information Technology, enjoying a range of roles developing expertise in software, compute, and critical infrastructure. Most recently, and prior to Vertiv, he spent 10 years serving in key client facing roles with portfolio responsibility for Fortune 500 clients based in St. Louis, Kansas City and Northwest Arkansas at HP. While at HP, he lead large technical and sales teams to pursue and close complex global services/solutions opportunities at HP, including one global project that resulted in a (very early PaaS) patent where Sean was honored to be named as co-inventor.

Additionally, Sean lead the team that developed a global service governance policy, still in use today at HP. Prior to that, he served with several technology firms notable for innovation and thought leadership in software design (securing a large OEM contract and leading a team to develop next gen assessment tool) and services.

David Grubbs

Director of Membership

David Grubbs is Vice President of Sales for Texas Moving Co., Inc. and 2 of their subsidiaries, Texas Archives and Electronic Transport Corp. David has been with Texas Moving Co., Inc. for over 19 years, and prior to coming with Texas Moving Co, was in the Document Imaging business for 2 years and prior to that in the Office Equipment Industry for over 20 years. David is a Certified Professional Mover and a Certified Moving Consultant, certified by the American Moving and Storage Assn.

During his tenure at Texas Moving Co., Inc., David has developed and managed some of the largest relocations in the Dallas Metroplex in the past several years. David was Dallas Area Project Manager for the Exxon Mobil merger, one of the largest corporate mergers in history, has managed several major relocations for Perot Systems Corporation, and other clients such as Dell Services, Weaver & Tidwell, Raytheon Systems Lewisville, Mary Kay Company, MCI/WorldCom, G.M.A.C., Cinemark USA, Levi Strauss Co., Hillwood Development Co., Interstate Batteries, Dr Pepper Snapple Group, and CVS Caremark.

David is currently active in the International Facilities Management Association (IFMA), DFW Metroplex Chapter, having previously served as Job Bank Chairman and Educational Chairman. David is also Texas Moving Co., Inc. representative at Dallas BOMA meetings, and is Texas Archives representative at Dallas ARMA meetings. In 2004-2006, David served as Vice President of Membership and member of the Board of Directors for Dallas ARMA.

Brent Keating

Director

Brent Keating is the Vice President of FDW, a global supply company built to provide materials for data center operators, network carriers, and fiber optic cabling infrastructure installers. Brent has held a variety of technical and leadership roles throughout his career, most of which has been spent helping the evolution of the data center ecosystem. He has been very active in the data center community working with data center operators, contractors, and integrators on data center infrastructure projects across 5 continents.

Brent is an alumnus of Oklahoma State University, holds a BAAS degree in Applied Technology and Performance, and many data center industry certifications.