Belnap, Joe
Sr Director - Special Projects for IT
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(801) 863-7487
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Senior Director of Administrative Computing Services 




·         Member, University Transition Task Force.  Responsible for the transition of all Administrative Systems.

·         Board of Trustees IT Excellence Award; Utah Valley State College, 2007

·         Driven to Continuously Improve Award, Keane, Inc., 2001

·         Commitment to Excellence Award, Keane, Inc., 2001

·         Reengineered existing Client/Server financial application to an international web financial system. 

·         Produced Corporate Business Plan as member of the Executive Council.

·         Developed an extensive, site modification plan improving system and commerce site performance by 700%.

·         Implemented strategies that resulted in an average 10% per month increase in sales.

·         Redesigned web store layout; reduced abandoned orders below 5%; named a Top 100 e-commerce site.

·         Designed HRIS system for WordPerfect Corporation.




Judge, Future Business Leaders of America; Utah Chapter, 2006 – present

Judge participants based upon their research skills, teamwork, speaking ability, and poise in their oral presentations.  Presentations are assigned as an affirmative or negative argument toward the National Leadership Conference topic.


Public Speaker/Instructor/Business Consultant, 2004 – present

My objective: get organizations and/or individuals from where they are with what they don’t want, to where they want to be with what they do.  Audiences range from one-on-one training to sessions of over a thousand participants (e.g., SunGard Summit); topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Business Success: Possible Abundance
  • Leadership and Professional Development
  • Servant Leadership
  • Life and Career Planning   

Fellow, The Utah Valley State Executive Leadership Forum (UVSELF), 2007 – 2008

Participants engage in wide ranging discussions and learning activities related to critical issues and opportunities that arise in leading and managing a higher education enterprise.  The cohort of 12 Fellows was selected by a selection committee based upon, but not limited to, the following characteristics:

·         Demonstrated leadership potential

·         Integrity, dedication, commitment, and sense of intellectual engagement

·         Expression of interest and perceived chemistry with the selected cohort




Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA

M.A. in Organizational Leadership; 2006


Disney Institute, Orlando, FL

Completed Leadership Excellence, Loyalty, and Quality Service training programs; 2006 - 2008


Oracle Education, Salt Lake City, UT

Completed Database Administrator Masters Program; 1997


University of Phoenix, Salt Lake City, UT

Graduate work toward M.S.; Computer Information Systems; 1996


University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT

Graduate work toward M.Ed.; 1986

B.A. in Spanish with a Minor in Math; 1985


Utah Valley University, Orem, UT Feb. 2004 – present

Senior Director of Administrative Computing                                                                                                                                             

·         Lead strategic planning, policy development and operational design of core programming and processes.

·         Provide leadership for IT enterprise architecture emphasizing business processes and procedures.

·         Established and coordinated campus-wide Change Management processes, Quality Assurance Control procedures, and Application Coding Standards.

·         Instructor and courseware developer for IT staff Oracle Certification Training.

Keane, Inc., Salt Lake City, UT Apr. 2000 – Oct. 2003

Principal Consultant                                                                                                                                                                                            

·         Development Manager for Project Team.

Family, Inc., Orem, UT Mar. 1999 – Apr. 2000

IT Director/Web-Store Manager/Chief Operations Officer                                                                                                                     

·         Responsible for development of technical standards, automated systems, and business processes.

·         Evaluated and resolved procedural/interpersonal problems involving diverse personalities.

Information Technology International, Salt Lake City, UT Sept. 1998 – Mar. 1999

Senior Consultant                                                                                                                                                                                                 

·         Completed data migration from legacy databases (Access and Oracle) to a centralized Oracle database.

The Vantive Corporation, American Fork, UT June 1997 – Sept. 1998

Database Administrator                                                                                                                                                                                      

·         Established and maintained a corporate Version Control System.

·         Defined the architecture and processes of the corporate databases while monitoring performance.

Westin Hotels & Resorts, Salt Lake City, UT Apr. 1996 – June 1997

Business Analyst

·         Designed and developed Mobile Sales Application improving sales force effectiveness.

·         Implemented, and supervised Quality Assurance using automated and manual testing procedures.

WordPerfect Corporation/Novell Inc., Orem, UT Oct. 1988 – Apr. 1996

Programmer Analyst/Project Manager (Aug. 1991 – Apr. 1996)                                                                                                             

·         Defined project management process including risk, resource, & task management.


Testing Manager (May 1989 – Aug. 1991)

·         Efficiently coordinated product testing regarding team assignments, special projects, and testing methods.




  • “The Shadow Walkers”  Fiction Novel; Arcadia Press, Salt Lake City, UT     2000
  • “The Coin’s Edge”  Fiction Novel; Granite Publishing & Distribution, Orem, UT    1998




English – native language; Spanish – speak fluently and read/write with high proficiency.




·         Partner – The Greenleaf Center for Servant-Leadership

·         SETA (SunGard Education Technology Association): Pre-Conference/Conference Chair; Board of Directors

·         Educause – Association to advance higher education by promoting the intelligent use of information technology