• Julia Kanouse Appointed to Technology Councils of North America Board of Directors

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    February 11, 2019
    For Immediate Release
     
    Julia Kanouse Appointed to Technology Councils of North America Board of Directors
     
    Santa Ana, Calif., February 11, 2019 – The Technology Councils of North America (TECNA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Julia Kanouse, CEO of the Illinois Technology Association, to its Board of Directors.
     
    “We are pleased to welcome Julia to the TECNA Board of Directors,” said Doug Robertson, TECNA Chairman and President and CEO of Venn Innovation Inc, “Julia brings substantial experience in both the nonprofit and business sectors and is an excellent addition to our Board.”
     
    The TECNA Board voted unanimously to appoint Kanouse to fill the remainder of the term of Margaret Anderson-Kelliher, former Minnesota High Tech Association CEO, who was recently appointed Minnesota Transportation Commissioner.
     
    “I am thrilled to represent my colleagues in serving on the TECNA Board of Directors,” said Kanouse, “The resources TECNA provides have helped me improve and expand the work the Illinois Technology Association does for our local tech community. I’m excited to be able to help shape future TECNA programs for the benefit of all tech councils.“
     
    TECNA serves its members and the industry through its strong peer-to-peer network, professional development programming and regional initiatives to raise the visibility and viability of the technology industry. TECNA represents approximately 50 IT and technology trade organizations who, in turn, represent more than 22,000 technology-related companies in North America.
     
    Twelve other executives from the US and Canada currently serve on the TECNA Board of Directors.
     
    Doug Robertson, President and CEO of Venn Innovation Inc. is the Chairman of the TECNA Board of Directors. Ryan Weber, CEO, KC Tech Council, is Board Vice-Chair. Matt Gardner, CEO, California Technology Council (CTC) is Board Treasurer.
     
    At-large Board members are: Skip Newberry, President and CEO, Technology Association of Oregon; Steve Zylstra, President and CEO, Arizona Technology Council; Jay Larsen, President and founder, Idaho Technology Council; Avvey Peters, Chief Strategy Officer, Communitech; Brooks Raiford, President and CEO, North Carolina Technology Association; Kathy Knight, CEO, Information and Communication Technologies Association of Manitoba; Tom Hopcroft, President and CEO, Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council; Michael Schutzler, CEO, Washington Technology Industry Association; and Brian Kennedy, Senior Vice President, Operations & Strategic Programs, Pittsburgh Technology Council.
     
    About the Technology Councils of North America
    The Technology Councils of North America (TECNA) represents approximately 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: www.tecna.org or @techcouncils on Twitter.
     
    Contact: Tim Jemal
    Executive Director, TECNA
    949.636.8946
    tjemal@tecna.org
     
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