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Joseph M. Rukas

Vice President, Chief Technology Officer

Responsibilities
Joe Rukas leads the Information & Technology department of Conner Strong & Buckelew. He is responsible for all technology infrastructure, systems architecture, data processing, network administration, application support and telephony. He oversees a staff which includes engineering, desktop and application support, project management and enterprise reporting. In addition to his technical responsibilities, Rukas works with the various lines of business and senior management groups within the firm to evaluate and implement new technology initiatives.

Background
Rukas has nearly 20 years in the information technology field. Prior to joining Conner Strong &  Buckelew in 2008, he was the Network Manager for Siemens Business Services. During his tenure with Siemens he consulted on several projects including: The Glenmede Trust Co. (as IT Manager), PSE&G, Wilmington Trust, and Blue Cross. Over the years he has built a consistent track record of managing high-level projects, diagnosing problems, and consistently delivering effective solutions.

Education
CHI Institute, Asssociate of Science in Computer Repair and Networking

Industry Certifications
Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE Windows 2000 and Window NT 4.0)
Cisco (CCNA)

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Joseph M. Rukas