27 Feb Board Member Spotlight: Joe Chubb
Joseph Chubb, is a 12 year veteran of the Air Force with over 30 years’ experience in Information Technology. After leaving the military Joe has worked in various IT positions across multiple business platforms, including retail, manufacturing, health care, construction, and non-profits.
Along with having an Associate in Science in Electrical Engineering, Joe has Citrix, IBM and multiple Microsoft certifications. He is also a graduate of the Emerging Entrepreneur Class of 2011.
Q: Tell us a little bit about your business, CTIS.
A: Almost 9 years ago I started CTIS to fill a technical void with small and mid-sized businesses. The goal then, as it continues today, is to provide enterprise level technical support and services to the SMB community. As a technical solutions partner and advisor we provide services ranging from simple computer repair, to remote management, to cloud services and strategic consulting.
Q: Why did you decide to join the Board of Trustee’s for The Presidents’ Council?
A: I felt it was important as an African-American entrepreneur to be involved with The Presidents’ Council. In my opinion African-American Entrepreneurs have been underserved and under recognized. The Presidents’ Council contributes to the growth of our community through empowering African-American Entrepreneurs. By becoming involved I have the chance to be an activist for improving the socio-economic status of our community.
Q: As a Board Member, what would you like to see The Council work on in the future and how could you assist with that?
A: Being a graduate of the Emerging Entrepreneurs program has been very impactful for me and my business. I would like to see the EE program become an even more viable tool for entrepreneurs. It is of equal importance to me that our high school program, PC Scholar’s, also continues to evolve and maintain its high rate of success. My vision is that through this program we prepare the next generation of entrepreneurs and leaders, whom will continue on to higher learning institutions and progress into the EE program. Ultimately, The Presidents’ Council would become a major contributor to the success and growth of the African- American entrepreneurship community.
Q: How do you spend your time outside of your business or work related obligations? Are you on any other boards, or a part of any other organizations?
A: This is the first board that I have been a part of, but seeing the things we have accomplished so far has encouraged me to seek out other boards. I am a member of several tech organizations and users group. I like to spend as much time as possible with family which means I travel to Northwest Georgia every couple of months. I also enjoy learning more about history by reading and traveling to historical sites. Fun historical fact; Chubbtown, GA was founded in 1864 by my great, great grandfather and his seven brothers.
Q: What’s one of your favorite hobbies?
A: One of my favorite hobbies and stress releases is to go to the gun range and enhance my targeting skills. I’ve owned a weapon of some sort since age 9 when I received a 410 shotgun, one of the benefits of spending summers in Northwest Georgia.
Q: What’s your retirement plan?
A: I don’t believe I’m the retirement type. My slow down plan is to do what I love doing until mentally I can no longer see technical solutions with my mind’s eye. The one thing I would like to do as I slow-down is to visit the two continents I have not yet seen, Antarctica and Australia. Also I would like to go back to some of the places I didn’t fully appreciate as a teenager and young adult.