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John H. Sudduth is the director of information technology at Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD). Sudduth's responsibilities include oversight of the MWRD's information technology as it relates to IT strategy, policy, support, and operations. Sudduth is also part of MWRD's Executive Team, which is responsible for developing and executing the organization's strategic plan. 

Sudduth has more than 25 years of information technology experience and is skilled in defining organizational structure, resource requirements, and mission/vision alignment. His industry information technology experience includes professional services, legal, retail, government, and health care.

Sudduth earned a bachelor of science degree and a master of science degree in information technology, specializing in information systems security, from Northwestern University. He also currently holds several technical and professional certifications including Project Management Professional (PMP), Microsoft Certified Information Technology Professional (MCITP), Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), and Certified Information Security Manager (CISM). 

Patrick Sendera is a systems analyst for Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago. Sendera has been working in the IT Industry for 26 years—23 years at MWRD and 12 years in the GIS industry. He has been the IT GIS lead since the program's inception 12 years ago. Sendera oversees all geographic information systems at MWRD, including GIS planning and ELA administration. He is responsible for implementing and maintaining enterprise GIS-level applications and supporting infrastructure that aligns with MWRD's mission and operations. Sendera has bachelor and master of science degrees in computer science from Governors State University in University Park, Illinois.

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