Trained as a social scientist, Kirke has a master’s degree in political science from the University of Rochester and a bachelor’s degree in economics from Bowdoin College. He has been with the AAMC for 21 years serving in a variety of roles, mostly in the IT department. Currently he is the senior director of data and analytics, leading a team of data management, business intelligence, and database development professionals. Kirke leads the AAMC’s data governance activities under the sponsorship of the COO and data architecture activities on behalf of the CIO. Kirke is charged with looking for opportunities to improve service to AAMC’s members through better coordination and integration of data from the AAMC’s wide range of service programs, data collections, and other data assets. The AAMC has been a Collibra client for two years.