TECNA Announces Winners for First-Ever Innovation Awards
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Santa Ana, Calif., August 5, 2019 — The Technology Councils of North America (TECNA)
, which represents more than 50 technology associations across the U.S. and Canada, today announced the winners of its first-ever Innovation Awards. The awards program recognizes and honors tech council staff and team members who are integral to develop and implement innovative and impactful work on behalf of a tech association.
The TECNA Innovation Awards, in its first year, celebrates 5 award winners along with twenty-one finalists in five categories. A panel of judges was formed to evaluate the nominations, and representatives from sponsors WIPFLi
presented the awards.
"This year’s Innovation Award winners confirm that exceptional people work across the TECNA network and are delivering innovative, impactful programs and services for our member companies,” said Doug Robertson, Chairman of TECNA. “We celebrated all the nominees, finalists and announced the winners at the Summer Conference in Madison, Wisc."
Full list of 2019 Innovation Awards winners and finalists:
Creative Marketing & Communications - recognizing one or more team members who developed innovative marketing, communications or social media strategies strengthening the brand and community engagement of the tech council.
Membership Retention & Recruitment - recognizing one or more team members who implemented innovation in membership retention and recruitment strategies resulting in measurable improvements.
Public Policy Advocacy - recognizing one or more team members who have led creative efforts on behalf the tech council in the area of public policy advocacy.
Talent Pipeline and Workforce Development - recognizing one or more team members who have developed innovative workforce or talent pipeline initiatives.
Winner - TechPoint team members Mike Langellier, Jacob Wolfarth, Merillat Flowers, Sara Croft and Al Carroll for “Jobs in Tech 101”
Finalist - Minnesota High Tech Association
Major Impact on Tech Community - recognizing one or more team members who have made a substantial impact on the tech community on behalf of the tech council.
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: www.tecna.org or @techcouncils on Twitter.
team member Becky Siekmeier for “SciTechsperience”
Finalist - Greater Nashville Technology Council team members J
acqui Logan (staff), John Anderson (Advisory Board), Meg Chamblee (Advisory Board), Suzi Earhart (Advisory Board) and Joanne Eckton (Advisory Board) for the “Emerging Leaders in Technology (ELITE)” program
Finalist - Greater Nashville Technology Council team members Dominique Butts, Jacqui Logan and Sandi Hoff for “Traveling Tech Days”
Finalist - Communitech
team members Jill Reiner, Michele English, Karen Klink, Louise Merlihan and Jacob Walford for “Communitech Academy”
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