Chapter Board Members

Vincent Glass

Chapter President

Vince has been an Information Technology Professional for over 30 years with experience in Computer / Data center Operations Management, Organizational and People Management. His experience includes Operating and Capital budget as well as Revenue forecasting and Facility / Vendor Management. Vince is employed at Saint Louis University College, as Data Center Administrator where he manages staff day-to-day activities for three on campus Data Centers, and primary / backup support centers.

Vince’s infrastructure responsibilities include HVAC, electrical power, Fire Suppression, UPS / Generator backup systems. He coordinates computer hardware installs / de-installs, electrical power installs and hardware placement in Data center and cabinet location.

Vince’s career has included working at firms such as McDonnell Douglas (Boeing Aircraft), Centerre Bank (Bank of America), BJC Health Systems and First Bank. He has been a long time member of AFCOM, Black Data Processing Association(BDPA) and Omega Psi Phi Fraternity.When not working, Vince is involved with Volunteer at Food Distribution Center, Chair Person - High School Alumni Picnic Committee and Trustee Board Member of Home Sub-Division

Gib Van Cleve

Chapter Vice President

Gib has over twenty years of IT leadership experience at the mid-size enterprise level of global and metropolitan based organizations. He has led the progressive change of IT departments to virtual infrastructure, large scale adoption of cloud computing technologies, and implementation of best practices. As the Asst. Director of ITS for the St. Louis County Library District, Gib and his staff are responsible for the network computing infrastructure and systems that support the information technology needs of St. Louis County’s twenty library branches.

Steve Davis

Chapter Program and Membership Chairman

Director of Business Development - Data Center Services
Murphy Data Center Services

Ted Meyer

Chapter Secretary

Electronic Support

Tad Davies

Chapter Board Member, Website Director

Since 1987, Tad, has been focused on data center performance and consults regularly with executives and operational teams. Tad is President of Fodere.  He advises clients nationally on Business Centric strategy issues such as consolidation, colocation selection, build vs. buy, cost modeling and Facility Centric strategy issues such as risk assessment, new data center programming, owner’s representation, and maintenance program improvement. Tad is a board member of AFCOM’s Data Center Institute.

Tad has been involved with AFCOM for 20 years and has attended all Data Center World’s Spring and Fall Conferences during that time. He was born in Melbourne, Australia and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Management from Tulane University’s Business School.

Melvin Bryant

Chapter Treasurer

Melvin is the Data Center Manager for BJC Healthcare. BJC is a hospital organization based out of St. Louis Mo. It has over 26,000 employees and it is one of the largest nonprofit healthcare organizations in the United States and largest employer in the state of Missouri. His responsibilities as Data Center Manager include managing 3 data center sites and 9 server rooms that support 14 hospitals and multiple community health locations.

He has been employed for BJC in the Information Systems department for 34 years. Current areas of responsibility are Facilities Management, Computer Operations, Server Management, Operations Center Management, and Mainframe-AS400 Operations.