Chattanooga Technology Council elects new Board of Directors and Officers for 2014

Chattanooga Technology Council elects new Board of Directors and Officers for 2014

Chattanooga Technology Council’s mission is to promote the use of technology and innovation across the greater Chattanooga area. The vision is to be a driving force to connect and empower the Tech Community. As such, the Council connects talent to opportunity, supports technology education, promotes technology-related economic development and seeks to influence the regions strategic technology plan. A broad and diverse Board of Directors connects the organization to major employers and thought-leaders. With a recently adopted strategic plan, the program offerings have expanded and new offerings are still being developed. New Board members and Officers have been appointed for 2014:

Board Chairman: Steve Meller, Unum

President: David Wade, Computer Technology Solutions

VP/Programs: Brian Livingston, TEKSystems

VP/Membership & Sponsorship: Tanya Gilstrap, Market Street Solutions

VP/Community Engagement: Stuart Dickerson, Unum

Corporate Secretary: Dan Saieed, Hamilton County Government

Treasurer: Heather Burrell, Mike Collins and Associates

Directors:

Lulu Copeland, Chattanooga State

Kathryn Foster, Chattanooga Chamber

Ashley Grizzell, CTS

Harry Hawkins, Thompson Engineering

Matt Jannerbo, Miller & Martin

Leslie Jensen-Inman, Center Centre Design

David Johnson, EPB

Christa Mannarino, UTC

Kristi Montgomery, Kenco Group

Jon Moss, Moss Media Labs

Lynn Talbott, HR Business Solutions

Dan Traynor, TVA

Jennifer Weaver, BCBST

Paul Weidlich, Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel

This diverse Board will support the efforts of the Tech Council staff; Ronna-Renee Jackson and Jennifer Walker who are responsible for the day to day operations.

In 2014 several new programs will be launched including a WOMEN in TECHNOLOGY affinity group and several user groups in addition of the Portals and Collaboration Group (ChattPAC) and the Business

Intelligence user group that already are active. A spring fund-raiser Golf Tournament is planned as well as the popular CIO Auction for the Fall. In the past Fiscal Year, the CTC has given over $7500 in cash and goods directly to public schools in Hamilton County to support a wide array of technology needs including funding a High School robotics team and fulfilling the Technology Wish List of an elementary school. Each month, networking luncheons are held where topics spanning various technologies are presented.

Funding for the Tech Council comes solely from membership and sponsorship and fundraising events. In 2013, the Council gave over $4350 directly to Hamilton County public schools to assist a wide array of underfunded Technology Council offers a wide array of opportunities to connect. Any organization with a tech related student needs including a high school robotics team and funds for the technology “wish list” of an elementary school.

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