Chapter Board Members

Dave Mulholland

Chapter President

At Eaton PDI, I have had various roles in Marketing, Engineering, Sales, Business Development and Service. Presently, I am on the Executive team and am the VP of Global Service –responsible for all aspects of customer support. My functional areas include the Sales Engineering, Customer Support and Field Service teams across the globe.

I have and still do actively participate in a number of volunteer organizations that support the data center business. I serve as the President of the AFCOM Potomac Chapter, have been a member of this Chapter since 2002, and initiated the first internship with the Board in 2018. In 2016, I received the President’s award from AFCOM for our work as a chapter.

I love hunting and fishing and my wife and I play tennis in several local USTA leagues.

Michael Whitlock

Chapter Vice President

Michael Whitlock is the General Manager of SabeyData Centers (IntergateAshburn). In this role Michael is responsible for the overall success of the campus and generating revenue by ensuring low churn and excellent customer service to both new and existing customers. Michael has over 25 years of experience in the government, commercial and critical infrastructure industry. Michael has proven to have a very strong skill set in team building, staff development, remote staff management, sales, geographically dispersed operations, standardization, vendor management and data center builds. Michael is an advocate of training, ensuring the success, growth and stability of those who have worked under his guidance preparing them to be future leaders in the data center community. He likes to refer to it as “clock building” as said by his favorite author (Jim Collins). Michael is an active partner in the data center community lending his time and efforts to 7x24 Exchange, AFCOM and the NVTC. Michael is the Director of Memberships for the Potomac Chapter and is always looking to engage with both current and potential new members. Michael’s can do it attitude along with his fight to win has established him as one the premier General Managers in the most competitive data center market in the world.

In Michael’s spare time he likes attending sporting events such as the Kentucky Derby, NCAA Final Four and various golfing tournaments. Michael also loves to hit the open road on his Harley any chance he can and enjoys quality time with his family.

Phil Baroody

Chapter Secretary

TechnoGuard

As vice president of business development, Phil is responsible for driving strategic partnerships and transactions to accelerate growth for TechnoGuard on a national basis. Phil works with external partners in the data center industry to identify areas of collaboration and mutual growth in the areas of energy management through hot and cold aisle containment, air flow control and mission-critical environment cleaning and decontamination services.

Phil joined the AFCOM Potomac Chapter as a board member in 2018, and expanded the chapter’s involvement in community outreach through participation in charitable and industry events throughout Northern Virginia.
Phil lives in Leesburg with his wife, and is an avid (if not rabid) Nationals and Capitals fan. He and his wife Francie, spend some weekends visiting their daughters while they pursue their degrees at William & Mary and James Madison University.

Mark Moody

Chapter Treasurer

Vertiv

Mark has been involved in a variety of areas within the datacentre industry. His strength is in the relationship he has built over the years in this big-little industry. Mark presently supports all Channel Sales for Vertivin Maryland, Virginia, DC, the Carolinas and the Federal space.

Mark has been on the Board of The Potomac Chapter of AFCOM for the last five years. Recently Mark took over the Treasurer responsibilities.

Mark is an avid baseball fan. He coached a travel baseball team for many years and is proud of his office bathroom that doubles as a shrine to the great Washington Nationals.

Alan Tucker

Chapter Director At Large

Offering 25 years of corporate real estate experience exclusively focusing on enterprise / tenant representation transactions.

Mr. Tucker’s goal is to create and deliver real measurable value for his clients and shareholders, in advising on optimizing acquisitions / dispositions of complex real estate transactions (corporate headquarters, regional offices, land development, contact centers, data centers and manufacturing facilities). This is his passion and commitment to his clients.

Specialties: National Site Selection, Corporate Headquarters Relocations, Mission Critical Facilities / Data Centers, Call Centers, Land Acquisitions, Workforce Labor Demographics, Financial and Relocation analysis.

Mr. Tucker is recognized national as a data center subject matter expert.Several of the conferences Mr. Tucker has spoken at include 7x24 local chapters, AFCOM Data Center World Conference and local chapters, Area Development, Bisnow DICE, CapRE, Critical Facilities Summit, DC/AC Live, Data Center Dynamics, The Hub, Guggenheim, Jefferies, Jacobs Leadership, Webster Global Site Link, and others.Mr. Tucker has authored numerous nationally notable articles, keynote addresses and presentations.

2019 NVTC Virginia Data Center Leadership Awards recognized Mr. Tucker as finalist for the Data Center Industry Icon award.Other finalist included Hossein Fateh, CEO / Founder CloudHQ, Michael Mosman, Morrison Hershfield, and Bill Stein, CEO Digital Realty.

Mr. Tucker earned his BA in Economics from George Mason University in 1989.He is a licensed commercial real estate agent in the Commonwealth of Virginia and is recognized nationally as a subject matter expert on site selection and mission critical / data center facilities.

Mr. Tucker joined the AFCOM Potomac Chapter Board in 2019.

Mr. Tucker personal passions include being a crazed rabid Pittsburgh Steelers fan…aka Patriots hater. Loves tacky/wild suits: Cloud and Steelers.

Charles Smith

Chapter Director at Large

The University of the District of Columbia

Charles, a Project Manager at The University of the District of Columbia over the division of Records Management and Document preservation.

Charles currently serves the Potomac Chapter as Director of Education and Scholarships an End User member of AFCOM and the Potomac chapter since 2007 and as a board Director since 2012. As a Board member he most recently served the chapter in the following areas;

•Treasurer for over five years 2013 -2018,
• Double capacity Secretary-Treasurer 2013 -2014
• Chapter Secretary 2012-2013.

For DCW National Harbor in 2015, Charles served as the panel Moderator for the Education Plat-forum.

Ron Williams

Chapter Communications Director

Ronald Williams is the Field Engineering Manager for EDG2. His current role has him involved in the Commissioning of Commercial, Mission Critical Facilities, and Data Centers, and performing Site Evaluations for existing and proposed facilities.

Ronald has over 15 years of experience in Field Engineering Coordination and Document Management.He has experience in CFD modeling of Data Centers and the commissioning of Data Centers.Ronald has been involved in the production of over 1000 projects, and coordinating with hundreds of client’s and government Field Engineering and Document Coordination requirements.

Ronald is a member of the Potomac Chapter of AFCOM and handles the social media, marketing, and website activities for the Chapter.

Ron, originally from Trinidad and Tobago, enjoys traveling back to his country as well as other national and global destinations and experiencing the different cultures. He is also an avid photographer.

Stuart Dyer

Chapter Director of Scholarships & Internships

IBM

Stuart Dyer is a Global Data Center Transactions Program Manager for IBM, helping lead IBM’s transformation from the Enterprise to the Cloud. Stuart manages all data center transactions on a global level, working with both Cloud and IBM Enterprise customers. He drives procuring new capacity, consolidating legacy sites, and setting the strategy for future data center efforts. Stuart also is responsible for managing the relationships with internal IBM business unit customers, real estate brokers, and data center suppliers.

Prior to joining IBM, Stuart Dyer opened the Northern Virginia market for CyrusOne in 2014 and held a variety of positions over his six year tenure with the company. He was responsible for federal, commercial and channel sales at various points. Stuart played a leading role in the company’s immense success in the busiest data center market in the world, Ashburn, VA.

Terri Hudak

Chapter Events Director

Senior Account Manager, WESCO/CSC

As Senior Account Representative, Terri is responsible for driving strategic partnerships and transactions to accelerate growth for WESCO, $8B+ company in the DC, MD and Virginia region.Terri works with datacom, security and electrical contractors as well as endusers, Federal Integrators, general contractors and data center managers.Her main goal is to recommend product lines to strategically win deals!Terri’s main goal is to become an extension of your company and become a trusted advisor. Terri joined the AFCOM Potomac Chapter as a board member in November of 2019.

Terri lives in Walkersville, MD with her husband Bob.Terri has been playing golf for years and thoroughly enjoys the game and is an avid Orioles and Capitals Fan.She also enjoys walking her three basset hounds every day after work. Terri and Bob have two daughters, Taylor, Sr. Business Analyst; Booz Allen and Samantha, Implementation Specialist; ADP.

Benjie Haarberg

Chapter Director at Large

Mid-Atlantic Regional Vice President, E2 Optics

As a 20+ year veteran in the data center industry, Benjie Haarberg relocated to NOVA in order to open the E2 Optics branch office in 2010. E2 provides technology services to mission critical clients from their 15 strategically located U.S. facilities and throughout Canada and Europe. During his career, Benjie has excelled in both operations and business development which has led to his success as a top performer and the E2 Regional Vice President. Leading a strong team while managing client expectations has always been a priority for Benjie and he prides himself on creating a positive culture with a can do attitude.

Having grown up on a farm and ranch in rural Nebraska, Benjie was taught the value of hard work, strong morals, and always remaining humble at an early age. Benjie attended the University of Nebraska at Kearney before making a move into the telecommunications industry which led to an easy transition into the data center industry. Benjie believes in and has always encouraged continual education to stay on top of the latest and greatest everchanging technologies in our industry.

In his free time he loves spending time with his family and getting out golfing.

Doug Harding

Chapter Director at Large

Manager Capital Projects, Digital Realty

Starting out as an elections helper, I learned from the ground up. From laying the pipe in the ground for the incoming services to making the final connections on the mechanical equipment.I have been ensuring critical infrastructure get installed, started and tested properly and to the customers approval.Changing over to operations after graduating electrical apprentice school, I found that there was a whole other side to the mission critical world.While operated multipledatacenters since 2007, I have gained a vast amount of knowledge.Working closely with vendors to ensure the (back half) of the house stays running efficiently and effectively.Efficiency is a huge factor for me, this can be a tricky subject when dealing with mission critical equipment.It’s not always about how fast the job can be done, but how fast it can be done well and with as little impact to customer equipment as possible. Once I found out how mission critical space was operated, I wanted to expand my knowledge even further.I was hired onto the HITT contracting team as their MEP manager. Here I managed multiple vendors at a time, creating install and startup schedules for mission critical equipment. Turning over 200+ megawatts of mission critical equipment to multiple customers. In recent years (2017) I hired on with Digital Realty Trust as their NOVA Region Capital Projects Manager.Responsibilities include; Manage all capital projects within the NOVA L1 –L4 region.Manage and build capital projects team to operate at an acceleratedpace to keep up with rapid growth and change. Growing and managing a Capital projects team at Digital is a challenge. One that I am happy to accept day in and day out.It consistently allows me use every ounce of my knowledge, and I like that.

I currently live in Culpeper, VA with my wife and 2 children - one daughter and one son. I stay an active member of our community by coaching for Culpeper little league.  I have done this for the past 6 years and enjoy it very much.  I am a huge baseball andhockey fan. Let's GO NATS! Let's GO CAPS!