Richie Crim is the information technology strategist and chief information officer for Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC) and was named as one of the Top 30 Technologists, Transformers and Trailblazers in the nation for 2017 by the Center for Digital Education (CDE). Crim advises college leadership on key information strategies across the organization. He utilizes his hands-on experience deploying enterprise-wide solutions to drive growth across the organization. An adjunct faculty member at LFCC, Crim enjoys bringing his career into the classroom. He began his post-secondary education at LFCC, where he earned an associate's in network engineering. He also holds undergraduate degrees in information technology from Shepherd University and West Virginia University, and a postgraduate degree in strategic leadership from Mountain State University. Since 1999, Crim has also led the technical division for a leading software automation company, where his roles included director of client services, technical division manager and support lead. He has more than 14 years experience in business and technology leadership roles, and has participated in various information technology conferences as a keynote speaker. He also led technical focus groups with emphasis on technology infrastructure improvements and considerations.