Meet the IMWUC Team


Meet Your IMWUC Community Managers!


Did you know that there is an entire team of Community Managers to help you conquer the IBM Middleware User Community? The IMWUC Community Team is dedicated to answering your questions, helping you navigate around the site and making sure the community is welcoming, fun and helpful. Please reach out to us at support@imwuc.org for any Middleware User Community support you need. Here's more about our team!

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Global IBM User Community & Cloud Client Advocacy Program Manager - Marketing

Experienced Client Program Manager with a demonstrated history of working in the information technology and services industry. Skilled in Community Management, Business Process, Event Management, IT Service Management, and IT Strategy. A strong business development professional.

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Kelsy Tibshraeny

Role
As the Community Manager, it is my job to oversee the Middleware User Community to ensure it is a vibrant and thriving place for all members. I provide strategic guidance for the engagement and development of the IBM Community. I am responsible for ongoing support to our Middleware users, as well as overseeing our wonderful programs for Digital Engagement and User Groups.

Hobbies: I enjoy all things beauty, fashion, and wellness! I love being outdoors and exercising. Hiking, biking, and swimming are some of my favorite outdoor activities. 

Favorite Community Memory: I attended InterConnect in 2016 and the Think conference in 2019. I really enjoyed getting to meet and interact with all our members in person.

Fun Fact: I was born and raised in Arizona, enjoy country music, love exploring new cities and meeting new people.



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Kaila Timmons

Role: As User Group Manager for Middleware, my job is to help promote thriving and resourceful user groups. 

Hobbies: My favorite thing to do is travel. I love a relaxing beach vacation!

Favorite Community Memory: My favorite memory is creating the Community GEM program. I love celebrating the amazing members that make the community thrive. 

Fun Fact: I am a certified Level 1 Master Beer Cicerone. You can come to me for all of your user group - or beer tasting needs!



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Jessica Leitsch 

Role: As the Digital Engagement Manager, I facilitate monthly webcasts for Middleware and IoT and drive engagement through social media.

Hobbies: Calligraphy, jewelry making, embroidery and ultimately anything artsy.

Favorite Community Memory:  I love connecting with members whom I've met at conferences in the community. It’s an easy way to stay in touch with professionals within my industry. 

Fun Fact: I have a very healthy obsession with gardening. My favorite thing to do is germinate seeds from the fruit I eat and I am proud to say I have successfully grown two heirloom plants this way!