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Infrastructure Masons Appoints Santiago Suinaga as Chief Executive Officer

June 5th, 2024 – Portland, Oregon

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Infrastructure Masons, a global nonprofit, professional association in digital infrastructure, announced that Santiago Suinaga has been named Chief Executive Officer. Suinaga brings 20 years of industry experience, most recently serving as CEO of KIO Networks Data Centers. Suinaga will succeed prior Executive Director, Jeff Omelchuck and will begin with the organization on July 1, 2024.

Suinaga is a Senior Executive in Digital Infrastructure with 20 years of international business experience in more than 10 countries across Data Center critical operations, technology, sales, finance, cost management and new markets research. 

A longstanding iMasons member, Suinaga joined in March of 2020 and since has served as an Advisory Council Member, founding member of the iMasons Climate Accord, previous Mexico Local Chapter leader, a member of the LatinX Member Resource Group, and a regular attendee of iMason’s global and virtual events.

“The appointment of our first CEO is an important step in our continued growth,” said Dean Nelson, Infrastructure Masons Chairman and Founder. “With the unprecedented expansion of digital infrastructure around the world, the role of our community has never been more important. Santiago not only brings a wealth of industry experience, executive leadership, operational execution, and governance, but he also has a deep personal commitment to our mission. I am excited for him to broaden our reach and compound the impact of the iMasons community as we undertake the largest growth our sector has ever seen.”

As Infrastructure Masons embarks on this new era, the support of its community, global partners, and donors remains crucial. Together, under Suinaga’s leadership, the organization aims to increase the effectiveness of its work across education, inclusion, sustainability and innovation to create a more equitable and sustainable future for all.

“I’m deeply honored to join Infrastructure Masons as its first Chief Executive Officer. Throughout my career, I’ve seen firsthand the impact that dedicated, passionate individuals can have on global challenges. I am committed to leveraging my experience as a leader in the industry and an Infrastructure Masons member to further the iMasons mission, building towards a greater digital future for all,” says Santiago Suinaga.  

“We are very excited to have Santiago with us to lead our next stage of growth,” said Maricel Cerruti, founding board member of iMasons. “The board would also like to extend a heartfelt thank you to Jeff Omelchuck. Santiago will build upon the incredible work he has done over the last six years. We wish him the best in a well deserved retirement.”

About Infrastructure Masons

Infrastructure Masons (iMasons) is a global, nonprofit, professional association of individuals connected and empowered to build a greater digital future for all. Since its launch in 2016, the organization has brought together 6,000 individuals  representing USD 200+ billion in infrastructure projects across 130 countries. iMasons provides an agnostic platform for members to connect, grow, and give back across four strategic pillars: Education, Inclusion, Innovation, and Sustainability. To date, iMasons has already contributed USD 1+ million in scholarships, launched Resource Groups including iMWomen, Armed Forces, LatinX, Embrace, and Emerging Professionals, and opened regional and local Chapters across four continents. In 2022, iMasons spearheaded the Climate Accord, uniting leaders on carbon reduction in digital infrastructure. To learn more, visit imasons.org or LinkedIn

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