Leadership Team

Kristine Snow
Network Director

Kristine joined Fast Switch in 2012 as a recruiter after previously working at JPMorgan Chase and Thirty-One Gifts in Columbus, OH. She is now managing Strategic Accounts and Diversity Planning for the company as well as West Coast operations in Los Angeles.

Kristine is a member of a variety of volunteer organizations including Dress for Success, Spark Program, and most recently WITI. She is passionate about volunteering and encouraging young women to get involved in STEM. She is looking forward to bringing WITI back to Columbus!

Terri Vesely
Corporate Partnerships and Alliances

Terri has over 20 years' experience in the IT staffing industry. She currently holds the position of Division Director for Fahrenheit IT. Terri began her career as an IT Recruiter and quickly moved into an Account Director role and has been in management for the past 7 years. Terri is passionate about career coaching and mentoring whether it's with someone starting out their profession or changing direction/fields. She is a community leader and driver in technology networking and initiatives as well as philanthropic causes.

Deborah Tedeschi
Membership Chair

Deb Tedeschi is an Information Risk Management professional with Certified Risk Information Security Control (CRISC) and Project Management Professional (PMP) certifications. She spent several years in management at Nationwide's Security Command Center leading the Vulnerability Management and Security Operations Center (SOC) teams as well as other roles in IT, Cyber Security, and Risk Management . Deb is currently an IT Risk Advisor with Alliance Data Services.

In her spare time Deb likes to hike, travel, and read. She is a graduate of Bowling Green State University and Franklin University. She is married and has two children. Giving back is important to Deb and volunteering is another passion. She is the membership chair for the WITI Columbus chapter and regularly volunteers with United Way in her community.

Stephanie Souryasack
Events/Programming

Stephanie Souryasack is an Application Development Leader in the Software Delivery Services organization at Nationwide Insurance and leads Agile development lines delivering quality software and uplift capabilities.

An IT Professional with over 18 years of experience managing Infrastructure & Operations teams and Application Run & Development lines, Stephanie joined Nationwide in 2006. Leading up to her current role at Nationwide, Stephanie was an Application Owner accountable for 40 Life applications in Nationwide Financial's Individual Products & Solutions Business Solutions Area. As a member of Nationwide's Infrastructure & Operations organization, Stephanie was a Data Center Operations Leader, Infrastructure Delivery Leader, and Mainframe Production Engineering Leader. And she began her Nationwide career in the Delivery Services Organization as an IT Project Manager.

Prior to joining Nationwide, Stephanie spent five and a half years with Huntington National Bank in Enterprise Infrastructure, the Project Management Center, and Operations & Technology Training. Previously, she spent two years in Telecom and five years in Admissions & Financial Aid for undergraduate and graduate programs.

Stephanie holds a Bachelor's degree in Political Science from Otterbein University and a Master of Business Administration from Capital University. She is a certified Project Management Professional and Scrum Master, who also holds certification from the Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL).

Stephanie lives in Dublin with her husband and daughter. In her spare time, she likes to travel and volunteers with the Columbus chapter of "Women in Technology International".

Chelsea Akers
PR and Marketing

Chelsea joined Fast Switch as an IT Recruiter in January 2014 after earning her bachelor's degree in English Language and Literature from The Ohio State University. Her current focus is mainly on business development, account management, and recruiting for the West Coast office. She also provides sourcing and recruiting support for the Columbus, Ohio office. Chelsea began volunteering with WITI in 2017 and joined the Leadership Board as the Marketing and PR Chair in 2018. She is passionate about empowering women and promoting women (and girls) in technology and STEM fields.

Jacki Bernhardt
Events and Programming Chair

Jacki Bernhardt has spent the past 7 years working in various groups within the Finance function at L Brands. She is now the manager of Payroll Data Governance, and works closely with Technology partners on a daily basis. Although Jacki has spent most of her career under the Finance umbrella, she has always had a strong interest in Technology and processes. Jacki worked in the Public Accounting industry prior to joining L Brands in 2010.

At L Brands, Jacki leads the payment element creation process and manages a team of business analysts that test application implementations and business solutions within the Payroll space. She enjoys the fast-paced nature of such a project based work stream.

Jacki majored in Accounting at Ohio University and graduated with a Bachelor's of Business Administration. She completed a minor in art during her time at OU, and loves to paint and work on projects around the house. She lives in a historic home in Clintonville, and enjoys running on the trail and attending the Saturday farmer's market in her free time.

Jenna Fowler
STEM Outreach

Jenna Fowler joined the IT staffing industry in 2012 as an IT Recruiter, but with her friendly and outgoing personality, she quickly moved into a customer-facing IT sales role. For the past 6 years, she's been working with companies all across central Ohio to help solve their IT dilemmas by providing staffing resource assistance or a team of experts to take ownership of the project and complete it from start to end.

At Fahrenheit IT, Jenna mentors new sales reps and continues business development with new and existing clients in the Columbus area. She has a passion for helping and encouraging students to get into information technology since there is such a demand for IT skill sets. She volunteers at middle schools as part of a STEM outreach program.

Jenna graduated from The Ohio State University with a Bachelor's degree in Fashion Merchandising with a minor in Business. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, home projects and interior design. She lives in New Albany with her husband, Dante, and two cocker spaniels, Henry and Oliver.