- change ups
Kellogg Foundation names VP of information systems and technology
The W.K. Kellogg Foundation has named a new vice president of information systems and technology.
Ross Comstock is the former director of information technology and quality at Direct Relief, a Santa Barbara, Calif.-based nonprofit.
Comstock was slated to start at the Battle Creek-based foundation this week.
Comstock has had an extensive career in technology leadership.
He has previously served as Cianbro Corporations’ manager of network systems and systems engineering, senior software engineer at AAI Corporation, game developer at MBL Research and computer and communications technology coordinator at the University of Maine.
He was also a co-owner and director of engineering at Networks Northeast.
He is a member of the American Society for Quality and the Production and Operations Management Society.
Comstock holds two bachelor’s degrees in computer science and discreet applied math from the University of Maine.
“We have an extensive network of grantees and partners, so managing both relationships and the business of grant making can benefit greatly from an integrated and effective technology platform," said La June Montgomery Tabron, CEO, W.K. Kellogg Foundation. "Ross brings tremendous talent and capabilities in this arena.”
Comstock said that “helping vulnerable children to thrive and reach their full potential is a mission that I care deeply about.”
“A thoughtful and creative application of technology can help to support this important mission,” Comstock said. “The challenge is to find innovative ways to use technology to strengthen communities and to support vulnerable children.”