Timothy Lu Hu Ball

Director of Security
Civis Analytics

I serve mission driven organizations enabling philanthropic teams to operate as securely as possible. With almost 20 years of experience working with presidential campaigns, government entities, and non-profit groups, I have been coined a “technology sherpa”, guiding organizations through modern, volatile, and variable technology landscapes. I want to share my talents and contribute to solutions promising a better tomorrow.

What I can bring to a board

After nearly two decades working on the cutting edge of the information age, my experience, skills and knowledge would assist in tackling novel issues at the intersection of technology and security. As my career has evolved, I have been trusted with a wide range of security initiatives that span multiple sectors with specific needs, serving as the critical foundation upon which I have contributed to and spearheaded game-changing work. I have also been a driving force in scaling teams and resources to ensure that we continue enabling and keeping pace with an organization’s high rate of growth, exposure, and innovation. I can think of no better way to honor the value of my experience and work history than sharing the skills I have learned with your group.

What can I get from a board?

As a board member, I hope to find opportunities to cultivate professional relationships and interact with growth-minded professionals to foster solutions for the organization’s most pressing issues. After nearly two decades working in the government and non-profit sectors, I recently accepted a position as the Director of Security for Civis Analytics – a fast-growing data science technology and services company born out of President Obama’s re-election campaign in 2012, based in Chicago. We help organizations make critical decisions rooted in the truths found in their data, and we’re proud to work on some of the world’s most meaningful projects – many having real, positive impact on people’s lives. Although, my experience here has been brief, my perspective has widened to better understand vulnerabilities and challenges facing for-profit organizations.

My skills

    • Proficient in Mandarin
    • Cybersecurity compliance, policy, and technology
    • Cloud Hosting Technologies