The Circuit Announces A New Board Chair


Petra Oglesbee
Senior Marketing Manager

1 Dec 2020

The Circuit Taps Jason Skidmore as New Board Chair

Cincinnati, Ohio – Dec 1: The Circuit, a Cincinnati-based nonprofit that acts as the connecting point for the Information Technology Community in the region delivering education and informational programs, announced the appointment of Jason Skidmore as Chair of its Board of Directors. Skidmore, who joined The Circuit Board in 2016, succeeds Brian Berning, who served as the Board Chair since 2013. After seven years of leading The Circuit through a number of changes, Brian Berning, has decided to take a step back. Brian has led The Circuit through notable growth.

“Brian has done an exemplary job of guiding The Circuit to be seen as a leading hub of Technology expertise, innovation and collaboration” says Jason. “I look forward to picking up and continuing to lead the organization in a way that enhances and accelerates the technology IQ of the region.”

Jason Skidmore has over 20 years of IT staffing and consulting industry experience. He is the Co-Founder and CEO of Vernovis, an IT, Cybersecurity, and Accounting & Finance Staffing and Consulting firm. Jason has strategically propelled the company to be regionally and nationally recognized for growth in size and revenue. He has done this through empowering, educating and developing a team of leaders. His leadership exudes beyond his company as he regularly contributes to the community through professional and non-profit involvement. Jason plans to utilize his experience, as well as an extensive network within the Greater Cincinnati region, to enable The Circuit to amplify the voice of IT within the region.

“We are grateful for Brian’s many years of service and guidance as well as the fact that he will be staying on in an advisory role during the transition,” says Tracy Ruberg, Executive Director of The Circuit.


The Circuit is an IT industry non-profit association that focuses on creating community through facilitating education, connection and fostering collaboration among Technology leaders and organizations in the region.

Vernovis is a solutions, consulting and staffing firm, serving businesses in the Columbus, Dayton and Cincinnati Ohio areas. We help these companies complete critical business initiatives that are championed by their Technology, Cybersecurity and Financial leaders.