As director of Information Technology (IT) Management at American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS), Derrick G. Gilbert oversees the overall strategy, sourcing, implementation and management of the organization’s information technology. In addition, he sees his primary role as a trusted advisor, providing strategic technology consulting and guidance to set IT direction in support of the mission and values of ABHMS.
“The business decisions organizations make influence their ability to invest in the right technology at the right time and for the right cost,” says Gilbert, a proponent of mission-based strategic technology planning. “I want to help ABHMS ensure the most efficient and effective use and management of its technology to maximize its mission and ministry efforts.”
No stranger to strategic technology planning, IT solutions requirements analysis and software systems implementation, Gilbert has years of professional experience in the nonprofit, government, telecommunications, human services and IT consulting industries.