Board of Directors Member
Charles E. Hoffman
Dean Charles E. Hoffman is a native of St. Louis. After graduating from Vianney High School in Kirkwood, MO he served in the U.S. Air Force as a Russian linguist for four years and was awarded the Vietnam Service Medal and the Air Medal with two Oak Leaf clusters. After his discharge in 1971 he entered the University of Missouri-St. Louis and graduated with a B.S. In Business Administration in 1974 and an MBA in 1976.
Hoffman joined IBM after graduation and began a 37 year career in business. After IBM he joined Southwestern Bell Corporation and was the first general manager for the wireless business, launching the network in St. Louis in 1984, the 3rd market in the country to launch cellular service. Subsequently he served as president and general manager in Boston and Washington, D.C. In 1994 he and his family moved to Mexico City where he served as director general of Telcel, the national wireless carrier in Mexico.
Executive Committee Member
Dr. Shaji Khan is an Assistant Professor of Information Systems, in the College of Business, University of Missouri-St. Louis. He has published in journals such as the Journal of Business Research, Journal of Strategic Information Systems, Journal of Information Technology, Communications of the Association for Information Systems, Strategic Outsourcing an International Journal, International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Journal of Developmental Entrepreneurship, and Journal of Small Business Management. He has also presented papers at national academic conferences, authored book chapters, and produced practitioner oriented research and industry reports.
His research interests include offshoring of business services, innovation and entrepreneurship, and management of Information Technology and Information Security in high-reliability environments. He is currently developing cybersecurity programs at the University of Missouri-Saint Louis and teaches in the areas of data networking and information security.