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Tim Holper Named Chief Data Officer of Metropolitan Family Services

Ann Pinkney l 312.986.4032 l pinkneya@metrofamily.org
Bridget Hatch l 312.986.4223 l hatchb@metrofamily.org

Tim Holper Named Chief Data Officer of Metropolitan Family Services

CHICAGO (December 6, 2021) – Tim Holper has been named Chief Data Officer at Metropolitan Family Services, effective December 6, 2021. Holper reports to Metropolitan President & CEO Ric Estrada.

Holper will drive and be accountable for data initiatives across the organization that improve staff effectiveness and client experience. In addition, the Chief Data Officer will provide vision and strategy for all data management activities and will champion global data management, governance and quality. His role includes supervising Metropolitan’s Quality & Outcomes and Information Systems Teams.

Holper’s expertise in information technology spans more than two decades, much of it gained in university settings. He is an experienced leader in data warehousing and governance, business intelligence and data science who is passionate about addressing the most significant challenges around modern data. As a recent member of the University of Chicago’s Institutional Data Governance Council, Data Certification Board, and Interventional Modeling Committee, Holper is keenly aware of the many data challenges faced by complex organizations. His leadership style emphasizes clear and thoughtful strategy development, active engagement and teamwork through unambiguous communication, promotion of a learning organizational environment, and the acquisition, development and retention of dedicated teams of high-achieving individuals who thrive on complex business and technical challenges.

In his most recent position as the Director of Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence at the University of Chicago’s Center for Research Informatics (CRI), Holper led the architecture, development and operations of the Clinical Research Data Warehouse team, whose primary focus was bringing together disparate data sources and democratizing data for the researcher community.

Prior to joining the CRI, Holper developed software applications in the Department of Medicine at the University of Chicago, working on predictive statistical models and parallel processing algorithms. Before joining the University of Chicago, Holper built and managed web sites for Navy Pier and McCormick Place, including ecommerce tools for vendor and public use.

Holper achieved an MBA from the University of Chicago, an MS in Computer Science from the University of Chicago, an MA in Social Science Research from Loyola University of Chicago with a fellowship in the Center for Urban Research and Learning, and a BS in Psychology from Loyola University of Chicago. During his graduate work, he developed social science databases for the City of Chicago’s Community Policing program and managed the program evaluation of an HIV prevention program at the Cook County Department of Corrections. He also has experience with crime mapping in public housing.

A father of two boys, Holper enjoys coaching them in baseball and basketball. He also spends his free time repairing and remodeling an old two flat, rebuilding cars, and trying to teach his boys a few skills along the way. One day, he hopes to find time to get back into scuba diving.

About Metropolitan Family Services

Metropolitan Family Services empowers 136,600 children and families to learn, earn, heal and thrive. We meet them in our communities where they are, supporting and adapting to their consistently evolving needs with a range of holistic social and legal services as well as incorporating in-person and virtual wellness checks, food and supply distributions, testing and vaccination events, and beyond. www.metrofamily.org.

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