TechAmerica Georgia Announces New Advisory Board Members

Top Quote TechAmerica Georgia, the national partner of the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG), today announced twelve new members to the 2011 TechAmerica Georgia Council advisory board. End Quote
  • Atlanta, GA (1888PressRelease) August 31, 2011 - ATLANTA -The new board members include:

    Bruce Kopkin, Mid-Atlantic Sales Director, IBM;
    Dan Mondor, President and Chief Executive Officer, Concurrent;
    Bryan Martin, Southeast District Manager, Hewlett Packard Company;
    Bo Laughlin, Account Executive, Dell, Inc;
    David Keating, Partner, Alston & Bird, LLP; Paula Fowler, Senior Vice President of Operations, CresaPartners;
    Phil Davis, Senior Vice President, Flex HR, Inc; Jeff Sharritts, Area Vice President - Commercial South, Cisco Systems, Inc;
    Bruce Hagenau, President & Co-Founder, Metcam, Inc;
    Marilyn Jackson, Client Partner, Verizon Business;
    Mary Hester, Chairman & CEO, LAN Systems;
    Jeff Schimelman, State and Local Government and Education, Google Enterprise Sales.

    Robert Shults, Public Sector Program Manager at Intel continues to chair the 2011 TechAmerica Georgia board and Dan Mondor, President and Chief Executive Officer at Concurrent serves as vice-chair.

    "The quality and commitment of individuals that we have on the TechAmerica Georgia Advisory Board continues to grow," said Robert Shults. "The accomplishments we have made thus far in 2011 are a clear indication that the members of the board were chosen well."

    TechAmerica Georgia advisory board supports the direction and strategic objectives for the association in Georgia. Georgia board members set the strategic course by playing a key role in the development and execution of the organization's plan; open doors to leverage physical, social, intellectual and political capital; and provide resources to support the procurement of human capital and financial resources. The board's structure is supported by three primary task forces - Membership, Spirit of Endeavor and Government Relations - which ultimately contribute to the association's aspiration.

    "TAG's partnership with TechAmerica allows us to extend our support for Georgia technology companies beyond state boundaries and around the world," said Tino Mantella, president and CEO of TAG. "We are pleased our Georgia chapter is expanding with such a diverse and talented advisory board and expect TechAmerica Georgia to help further position the state as a leader in technology."

    Additional TechAmerica Georgia Board members include: Adam Beckerman, Partner, Habif, Arogeti & Wynne; Stan Burnette, President, Burnette Insurance; Norman Geddes, Chairman, Founder and Chief Technology Officer, Applied Systems Intelligence; Price Harding, Chairman of the Board, United Technology Group; Joan Herbig, Chief Executive Officer, ControlScan, Inc; Robert Horne, President, CCC, Inc; Jeff Katz, President and Chief Operating Officer, Definition 6; Neil MacKay, President and Chief Executive Officer, EMS Technologies; Jonathan Pine, President, Renova Technologies; Mike Scher, President, Frontline Selling; George Shea, Partner and Information Technology Team, Focus, LLC; Rob Stewart, President and Chief Executive Officer, The Quality Group; and Chuck Wilson, Senior Partner, Technology Practice, McKenna, Long and Aldridge.

    TAG and TechAmerica partnered to form the TechAmerica Georgia chapter in an effort to to enhance TAG's benefits and offer national reach to Georgia companies. For more information about events and membership benefits visit

    About TechAmerica
    TechAmerica is the leading voice for the U.S. technology industry - the driving force behind productivity growth and jobs creation in the United States and the foundation of the global innovation economy. Representing approximately 1,200 member companies of all sizes from the public and commercial sectors of the economy, it is the industry's largest advocacy organization and is dedicated to helping members' top and bottom lines. TechAmerica is also the technology industry's only grassroots-to-global advocacy network, with offices in state capitals around the United States, Washington, D.C., Europe (Brussels) and Asia (Beijing).It was formed by the merger of AeA (formerly the American Electronics Association), the Cyber Security Industry Alliance (CSIA), the Information Technology Association of America (ITAA) and the Government Electronics & Information Technology Association (GEIA).Learn more about TechAmerica at

    About The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG)
    The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) is the leading technology industry association in the state, serving more than 13,000 members and hosting over 170 events each year. TAG serves as an umbrella organization for 30 industry societies, each of which provides rich content for TAG constituents. TAG's mission is to educate, promote, and unite Georgia's technology community to foster an innovative and connected marketplace that stimulates and enhances a tech-based economy. The association provides members with access to networking and educational programs; recognizes and promotes Georgia's technology leaders and companies; and advocates for legislative action that enhances the state's economic climate for technology. Additionally, the TAG Education Collaborative (TAG's charitable arm) focuses on helping science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education initiatives thrive. For more information visit the TAG website at or TAG's community website at To learn about the TAG-Ed Collaborative visit

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