Record Success for CxO Auction

Record Success for CxO Auction


Record Success for CxO Auction

On November 10, 2016 ChaTech hosted its 5th Annual CxO Auction at Stratton Hall.  The CxO Auction raises funds for programming and scholarships.  The term CxO refers to any C-level technology officer of a company (ex: chief information officer, chief technology officer). Eleven regional CxOs volunteered time to meet with their highest bidder. Bids are placed by vendors and companies that are seeking to do business with the CxOs employer.

The CxO that receives the largest bid of the evening is “crowned” The Big Cheese.  The 2016 Big Cheese is Steve Meller, VP, Unum.  The winning bid for Steve was a record $10,000.

The Auction was attended by 170 people and raised $100,000, the largest amount ever raised at this fund raiser.

ChaTech would like to thank our sponsors – Information Builders, Comcast Business, TEKsystems, Tierpoint, Accordant, dcBlox, CTS and EPB Fiber Optics.

A special Thank You to our CxOs that gave many hours of their time to insure the evening was a success – Diane Ball, BCBST; Chris Bursch, CBL & Associates; Knut Hilles, VW; Steve Hitchings, Kenco; David Johnson, EPB; David Marckel, BCBST; Steve Meller, Unum; Chris Nolan, PetSafe; David Peterson, Erlanger; Shane Pilcher, Siskin and Steve Savell, Bush Brothers.

ChaTech has set the date for the 2017 CxO Auction, November 9.  Save the Date for this fun filled event!


  • Brian Rice
    Posted at 15:48h, 06 December

    Such a well done event and a great time for a great cause. Thanks for having US and we look forward to next year,

  • Kathy Valliere LaBelle
    Posted at 13:04h, 14 December

    Lookin’ good, Steve! Great event, excellent results!