Santa Ana, Calif., December 3, 2019 – The Technology Councils of North America (TECNA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Yvonne Pilon, President and CEO of the WEtech Alliance, to its Board of Directors.
“We are excited to welcome Yvonne to the TECNA Board of Directors,” said Doug Robertson, TECNA Chairman and President and CEO of Venn Innovation. “Yvonne has been a great contributor and leader in the TECNA community for the last several years, and we are pleased she is the latest addition to the Board.”
The TECNA Board recently voted to appoint Pilon to fill the remainder of the term of Illinois Technology Association CEO Julia Kanouse. Julia will be taking a position with ISACA and joining the Board of Directors of the Illinois Technology Association.
“Coming from a region that truly bridges North America (Windsor / Detroit), we understand the importance of connected economies, industries and policies” said Pilon. “I am excited to join the TECNA Board of Directors and work alongside the 60+ Tech Councils to grow and 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; Kathy Knight, CEO, Tech Manitoba; 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; 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