Tony Lusiba joined McKnight in January 2021 as information technology (IT) director. He develops and executes McKnight’s IT strategy to support the Foundation’s core business processes and identifies and optimizes technology solutions that connect our internal teams and external partners.
Lusiba is skilled in technology operations, business services, and customized solutions and specializes in data security to protect critical information and safeguard intellectual property. He excels at finding innovative ways of generating value and digital transformation.
In an IT career that spans more than 20 years, Lusiba led the IT department at J&J Distributing, one of St. Paul’s largest private employers, and served in IT roles at Thompson Reuters (formerly West Group), Target Corporation, and Gopher Resource. Before joining McKnight, he worked as an independent IT consultant for small- to medium-sized businesses like At Home Apartments and Evo3 Marketing.
Lusiba is a member of The Full Stack Saint Paul Steering Committee, comprised of experts from the technology, innovation, economic development, real estate, and workforce development sectors. He sits on the board of directors of Gustro Ltd, serves on the Workforce Innovation Board of Ramsey County as chair of the tech committee, and was an ambassador for the Saint Paul Area Chamber of Commerce.
Lusiba has a master’s degree in software systems from the University of St. Thomas and a bachelor’s degree in International Studies and management from Hamline University. Additionally, he possesses a certificate in cybersecurity and privacy Law from Mitchell Hamline School of Law.
Lusiba was born and raised in Nairobi, Kenya. Outside of work, he is an active member of the Minnesota squash community and has competed at international levels. With his passion for the game and his position as an International Harrow Sports distributor, he was instrumental in securing the Kenya and Uganda National Squash Team Kits’ sponsorship for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. He has recently taken up road biking and is an ardent supporter of the Minnesota Vikings and Liverpool FC.