Johan Hammerstrom, CEO at Community IT Innovators, has always been interested in using technology as a force for good that can improve our world. In college, he pursued this interest through science, first studying Chemistry, Physics and Biology at Stanford University where he graduated with Honors with a BS in Chemistry. He then studied Biophysics at Johns Hopkins University and received a Masters Degree.
The time spent in Baltimore convinced Johan that there were pressing and immediate problems that technology could and should address. He left academic science and pursued a career in Information Technology as it can be used to improve our communities and our world, and grew involved in the nonprofit technology sector as a natural outcome of that interest.
Johan started at Community IT in 1999 as a Network Administrator. Since that time, he has been a Network Engineer, a Team Lead, the Director of Services, Vice President of Services, Chief Operating Officer, President, and beginning 2020, CEO.
Over two decades, working directly with over 200 nonprofit organizations to help them plan around and use technology to accomplish their missions has been one of the most positive and rewarding experiences of his life.
Available for speaking engagements
Johan Hammerstrom is a frequent speaker at NTEN events and the moderator of Community IT’s monthly webinar series. His areas of expertise include nonprofit management, IT budgeting, IT strategic planning for nonprofits, technology management, and data visualization and presentation. To schedule Johan to address your association or appear as a guest on your podcast, contact us.
Free webinar on cybersecurity readiness for nonprofits and charities, October 28 at 1pm Eastern with CTO Matt Eshleman hosted by Give.org BBB Wise Giving Alliance
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