The Enabler

In his role as a Project Coordinator for IST, Brad Istace quips that he’s “kind of an enabler.” But thanks to his enabling, the department’s various projects are running on track and on time. “As a Project Coordinator, you’re focused on what the team has decided and what the Project Manager has decided,” Brad explains. “It’s up to you to make sure it happens.”


Brad has been in his role with the Project Management Team since October. Under the supervision of Erika Tischer, he’s working to facilitate programs that span multiple teams and IT services. “It’s a lot of scheduling and a lot of planning with a lot of people whose calendars are always busy,” says Brad. “And you have to get all of them together at the same time.”


Brad’s education and background are in electronics, and he didn’t intend to fall into project coordination. But according to him, “I like helping others, and I saw a need. The Project Managers always need people to help them, so I kind of slid into that role… plus I enjoy working with Excel. Right now we’re still doing the planning, but I’m looking forward to getting back into Excel.”  

Posted by Sheena Moore