• 08.16.16 TECNA's Newest Board Member-Anderson Kelliher

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    August 16, 2016
    Margaret Anderson-Kelliher Appointed to Technology Councils of North America Board of Directors
     
    Santa Ana, Calif., August 16, 2016 – Continuing its mission to promote economic growth, workforce development and public policies to advance the technology industry, the Technology Councils of North America (TECNA) announced the appointment of Margaret Anderson Kelliher, President & CEO of the Minnesota High Tech Association, to its Board of Directors.

    “We’re very pleased to welcome Margaret to the TECNA Board of Directors,” said Skip Newberry, TECNA Chairman and President of the Technology Association of Oregon “Margaret brings substantial experience as a tech and public policy leader and is an outstanding addition to our Board roster.”

    "I'm proud to join my colleagues in serving on the board of TECNA,” said Anderson Kelliher. “TECNA does great work to support tech councils and the professionals in the tech community, and I look forward to working with my fellow board members to continue strengthening our innovation economy.”

    Eleven other executives currently serve on the TECNA Board of Directors.

    Steven G. Zylstra, president and CEO of the Arizona Technology Council, continues to serve as Chairman Emeritus of the TECNA board;

    Ryan Weber, CEO, KC Tech Council, continues to serve as Board Treasurer. Brooks Raiford, President and CEO, North Carolina Technology Association, continues to serve as Board Vice Chair;

    Avvey Peters, Vice President, Marketing & Communications, Communitech, continues to serve as Board Vice Chair. 

    Continuing on the Board as Directors are: Tom Hopcroft, president and chief executive officer, Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council (MassTLC); Tino Mantella, president and CEO of the Technology Association of Georgia, Jay Larsen, president and founder, Idaho Technology Council; Richard Nelson, president and CEO, Utah Technology Council; Kathy Knight, CEO, Information and Communication Technologies Association of Manitoba (ICTAM) ; Doug Robertson, president and CEO, Venn Innovation Inc.; and Matt Gardner, CEO, California Technology Council (CTC).

    “Having just completed a successful Summer Conference in Portland, I’m excited about the energy and forward-thinking of our Board to focus on growing and improving TECNA’s value to member councils,” said Newberry.

    TECNA serves its members and the industry through its strong peer-to-peer network and its regional initiatives to raise the visibility and viability of the technology industry. TECNA represents more than 50 IT and technology trade organizations who, in turn, represent more than 22,000 technology-related companies in North America.

    About TECNA
    The Technology Councils of North America (TECNA) represents over 50 IT and Technology trade organizations that, in turn, represent more than 22,000 technology-related companies in North America.  TECNA serves its members and the industry through its strong peer-to-peer network and its regional initiatives to raise the visibility and viability of the technology industry. This is accomplished by empowering regional technology organizations and serving as their collective voice in growing the North American technology economy. More information on TECNA can be found at: http://www.technologycouncils.org/ or @techcouncils on Twitter.
     
    Contact:
    Tim Jemal, Executive Director
    tjemal@tecna.org, 949-636-8946

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