Don Slade

Director of IT

Don Slade’s nearly 40-year career in computer networking and communications systems began in the US Marine Corps.  As IT Director at NHC since 2008, Don has maintained and optimized the company’s IT infrastructure and applications, ensuring compliance with HUD regulations, privacy laws, and industry standards, such as ISO® 9000 and SOC2®. Don works closely with the senior leadership team to establish the organization’s technology roadmap and define requirements before executing the strategy.

Throughout his career, Don has managed technology services, infrastructure and devices for companies of all sizes. Before joining NHC, he managed communications for a geographically dispersed network of more than 1,000 freezer warehouses, and several major manufacturing plants, ensuring high-availability of the communications network for the company’s field force. Don attended Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, where he studied aviation and earned his A&P license.

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