Chief Executive Officer
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Vice President of Finance
Executive Director – Baltimore, MD
Gary Bonner is a Baltimore City native and product of Baltimore City public schools. Gary spent 17 years working in the management consulting field leading his firm’s organizational development and nonprofit capacity building practice areas. Gary’s 26 years of private sector business experience includes his role as Director of Corporate Education Programs for Wiley Global Education Services in Chicago, IL where he headed the development of university-based workforce development programs. Gary is an often-sought-after public speaker and holds a Bachelor of Science in Organizational Development and Leadership from Morris Brown College and an Executive Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership from the Kennedy School, Harvard University.
Managing Director – Cleveland, OH
Bevin Bowersmith was born and raised in the Greater Cleveland area and found a passion for volunteering with nonprofits at a young age. Bevin joined PCs for People in 2019 after recognizing the need to bridge the digital divide and to help families in her community become better connected. Bevin lives in Westlake, OH, with her husband Bo, toddler daughter Rowan, and a rambunctious dog named Laika.
Managing Director – Minnesota
Chris came to PCs for People with over thirty years of management, sales, and procurement experience in the agriculture and food market spaces. A graduate of Northeastern Illinois University, he has served on various Boards (Family & Children’s Service, Easter Lutheran Church, Zeeland Lumber) and has a lifetime of volunteer experience, including four years working with youth at Treehouse Hope. A passionate soccer fan (Go Loons!), Chris and his wife reside in Eagan, MN.
Executive Director – Denver, CO
Alejandro Dopico is originally from Spain and spent many years as the Chief Operations Officer for an international export company based in Hong Kong. Alejandro combines his experience in international sales with a deep understanding of technology to execute the day to day operations as well as the long-term strategic plan of the Denver branch. After relocating to the United States, Alejandro decided to expand his skills by joining the nonprofit sector and passionate about the life-changing impact of computers and internet on individuals, especially the youth population.
Executive Director – Kansas City, MO
Becoming part of the PCs For People organization fulfills a vision Tom articulated when he joined Connecting For Good as CEO in 2016: for digital inclusion to become a financially sustainable model for every community, providing demonstrable long term improvements in Education, Employment, Economic Impact and the Environment. Tom and his wife Mary live in Kansas City, and have 4 kids, and a growing number of grandchildren.
Managing Director – Atlanta, GA
Brian Hooker is a community development professional skilled in leading employees to work as a team in support of a mission, and motivating volunteers, partners, community members and other
stakeholders to take action. As market leader for PCs for People in Atlanta, Brian gets to channel his lifelong passion for technology, his experience, and network to bridge the digital divide and uplift local
residents. Brian began his career as an IT project manager supporting one of the most important projects in Atlanta’s history; the 1996 Olympic Games. Along his journey Brian has worked in large corporations, tech startups, public agencies, and non-profit organizations focused on real estate development, economic incentives, job creation, and technical skill building to make a positive impact on Atlanta and other communities.
Managing Director – Metro East, IL
CeAira is a native of St. Louis and proud St. Louis Public School graduate. She has nearly fifteen years of experience in college access and college success leadership and programming. Her roles and responsibilities varied from building institutional and community partnerships, facilitating curriculum and training, and designing and implementing innovative programming. CeAira joined PCs for People after supporting high school and college students through the pandemic which emphasized the urgency to bridge the digital divide. CeAira believes deeply in the power of access to disrupt poverty. When she’s not supporting the community, CeAira loves spending time with her husband and three-year-old son.
Managing Director – Cook County, IL
As a Buffalo-native, Erin Sherwood relocated to Chicago over thirteen years ago to pursue her graduate degree in Integrated Marketing Communications from Roosevelt University. She went on to then manage a small, but robust corporate education and training institute for over a decade. Using effective communications and storytelling, she has helped to elevate professionals in their careers and is excited about the opportunity to now help bridge the digital divide across the state of Illinois and beyond. When she’s not working, she can be found chasing her nearly three-year-old son, exploring the many parks and sights Chicago has to offer or cheering on the Buffalo Bills.
Director of Customer Experience
Owen Koester came to PCs for People in April 2021 after 5.5 years working for the financial technology company Square. One of the first hires at Square’s St. Louis office, he started as a support representative, was an inaugural member of the Quality Assurance team, and led email, phone, and messaging support teams. Over the course of three years, he established KPIs, processes, and built out the asynchronous messaging
New Markets Director
Andrea joined PCs for People as the Operations Manager launching PCs for People Ohio and since then has supported teams in Illinois and Georgia as well as grown national partnerships. She has been engaged in the nonprofit and workforce development field for more than 10 years and has been in operations and leadership roles for over 5 years. A Seattle native, she moved back to the Pacific Northwest in 2021. Andrea has a B.A. from Williams College and a Certificate in Professional Fundraising from Boston University.
National Director of Operations
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