• Joseph Russo Appointed to TECNA Board of Directors

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    May 12, 2020
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
     
    Joseph Russo Appointed to Technology Councils of North America Board of Directors
     
    Santa Ana, Calif., May 12, 2020 – The Technology Councils of North America (TECNA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Joseph Russo, founding Executive Director and CEO of Palm Beach Tech Association, to its Board of Directors.
     
    “We are pleased to welcome Joe to the TECNA Board of Directors,” said Doug Robertson, TECNA Chairman and President and CEO of Venn Innovation. “Joe has been a valuable contributor in the TECNA community for several years, and we are delighted he is the newest addition to the Board.”
     
    The TECNA Board voted to appoint Russo to fill the remainder of the term of Tech Manitoba CEO Kathy Knight. Knight recently began a position with Cybersecurity Technology Centre of Excellence, Manitoba Institute of Trades and Technology.
     
    “We’re working relentlessly for our region's tech industry to grow South Florida into a tech hub,” said Russo. “I'm excited to join the TECNA Board of Directors and work alongside our over 60 Tech Councils to grow and better connect the North American technology economy.”
     
    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 60 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 Chair of the TECNA Board of Directors; Ryan Weber, CEO, KC Tech Council, is the Board Vice-Chair; and Matt Gardner, CEO, California Technology Council (CTC), is Board Treasurer.
     
    At-large Board members are: Deon Gordon, President and CEO of Tech Birmingham; Brian Kennedy, Senior Vice President, Operations & Strategic Programs, Pittsburgh Technology Council; Frannie Matthews, President and CEO of Colorado Technology Association; Brian Moyer, President and CEO of Greater Nashville Technology Council; Skip Newberry, President and CEO, Technology Association of Oregon; Avvey Peters, Chief Strategy Officer, Communitech; Yvonne Pilon, CEO, WEtech Alliance; Brooks Raiford, President and CEO, North Carolina Technology Association; and Michael Schutzler, CEO, Washington Technology Industry Association

    About the Technology Councils of North America
    The Technology Councils of North America (TECNA) represents approximately 60 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
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