TECNA Appoints New Board Member - Michael Schutzler
For Immediate Release
Michael Schutzler Appointed to Technology Councils of North America Board of Directors
Santa Ana, Calif., January 4, 2017 – 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 Michael Schutzler, CEO of the Washington Technology Industry Association, to its Board of Directors.
“We are so pleased to welcome Michael to the TECNA Board of Directors,” said Skip Newberry, TECNA Chairman and President of the Technology Association of Oregon “Michael brings a breadth of experience as a tech and business leader and is an exciting addition to our Board.”
"I'm thrilled to join my colleagues in serving on the board of TECNA,” said Schutzler. “TECNA does important work to support tech councils and the professionals in the tech community. I look forward to representing the Washington tech community on the Board to continue strengthening our economy in the new year.”
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); 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; Doug Robertson, president and CEO, Venn Innovation Inc.; Matt Gardner, CEO, California Technology Council (CTC).; and Margaret Anderson Kelliher, president & CEO, Minnesota High Tech Association.
“2017 promises to be another exciting year for TECNA starting with the February 14-15 DC Fly-In followed by our CEO Retreat in Boise, Idaho,” 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.
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, TECNA