Eric Satterly


Eric Satterly is an Information Technology evangelist with lots of experience leading and aligning IT efforts with institutional direction. Eric has a varied work background ranging from entrepreneurial, start-up environments to highly structured, corporate operations. He has over 20 years of experience being the highest-ranking Information Technology professional in different organizations with accountability to the most senior executives and/or board of directors. Throughout his career he has been successful in developing, communicating, and implementing Information Technology strategies.  

Eric currently serves as the Chief Information Officer and Associate Vice President for Digital Transformation at Bellarmine University. He started working at Bellarmine in 2012 and during his time there has facilitated significant growth and reorganization in the Office of Information Technology. He has overseen a complete review and replacement of all Administrative and Student Information Systems, involving most of the campus community in the process.

Additionally, his teams have improved the data centers and core infrastructure on campus as well as integrate with cloud service providers to allow maximum flexibility for their IT initiatives. 

Prior to joining Bellarmine, Eric served as the Chief Information and Technology Officer at PBI Bank for 13 years. He started with the bank in 1999 when it had the ambition to create one of the first Internet banks and over his time there he saw the bank grow significantly and ultimately complete a successful IPO. 

Eric serves on the board of the Higher Education Systems and Services (HESS) Consortium, a nearly 200 school organization where he leads the cohort for Ellucian Colleague, one of the most widely used ERP systems in Higher Education. Eric also serves on the board for the Louisville Society for Information Management (SIM) chapter and was recently elected to the board of TALK, the Technology Association of Louisville Kentucky. He has taught multiple classes on Information Technology at Bellarmine University and is often a guest lecturer. Whenever possible Eric speaks at conferences on a range of topics from Disaster Recovery planning and operations to Change Management to Platform Innovation. 

Eric holds a Masters degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Louisville and is a licensed Professional Engineer in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. He loves both University of Louisville and Bellarmine athletics and attends as many sporting events as possible. Eric and his wife Sharon are natives of Louisville and have a 17 year-old daughter and 11 year-old son.

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