Andrew Simmons is an IT Operations Coordinator for Avera Health in Sioux Falls, SD, an integrated health system guided by values of compassion, hospitality and stewardship. With over 16,000 employees serving a population of nearly 1 million people, his role is vital in working with IT leadership on critical business objectives and strategies for the various IT departments within the organization. He was previously a Senior IT Technician for Raven Industries, a technology and manufacturing company based out of Sioux Falls, SD. He served as a lead decision maker on many internal projects and technology decisions that improved collaboration, digital signage, web conferencing, streaming video and live event production. He graduated with honors from Colorado Technical University, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology. He has immersed himself in IT, audio, video and lighting technology for the last ten years, gaining valuable experience in many different environments, both large and small. He enjoys sports, competing in triathlons and being outside. He has traveled with his wife multiple times to Guatemala to serve at a children’s orphanage, and is also passionate about serving in his local community.