NCTA Announces 2013 Board Members at Annual Meeting
RALEIGH, N.C. -- February 5, 2013
The North Carolina Technology Association (NCTA), the primary voice of the
technology industry in North Carolina, held elections for seats on its Board
of Directors and its Executive Committee at the Association’s Annual Meeting
and Outlook for IT held on February 2 in Charlotte. This luncheon event was
attended by a sell-out crowd of over 400, and featured presentations from
Michael Smith, Research VP at Gartner; Mike Manos, CTO of AOL Services; and
Tom Becker, VP-Recruiting of Experis.
Allen West, President & CEO of Railinc, was named NCTA Chairman of the Board.
West joined Railinc in 1999 and was named CEO and president in 2006. Under his
leadership, Railinc has been recognized as an information technology leader
and as a “best place to work.” Railinc won the Industry Driven Technology
Company award at the 2009 NCTA 21 Awards and has been a finalist in the past
two years for the Industry Driven Technology Company and the Customer Service
Company awards. West has 25 years of experience in information technology and
business management with leading companies in the transportation sector,
including Sea-Land Service Inc., Tenneco Inc.; and Norfolk Southern Corp.
In addition to West, the following new and returning Board Members were
elected: Harvey Braswell, President, Alphanumeric Systems; Ken Chinchar,
Regional Vice President, tw telecom; Ted Claypoole, Attorney, Womble Carlyle
Sandridge & Rice; Herb Crenshaw, Executive Director, Government Affairs, AT&T
Chris Crespi, Enterprise Sales Manager, NC & SC, Microsoft; Yi Deng, Dean, UNC
– Charlotte, College of Computing & Informatics; Chris Hare, CEO, nTete; Jeff
Hoffman, CFO, Bandwidth; Enoch Moeller, Operations Manager, Google; Brad
Phillips, RVP-Government Relations, Time Warner Cable; Buffie Rodri, Managing
Director, Accenture; Carolyn Saacke, Managing Director, NYSE Euronext; Sandy
Sands, Member, Nexsen Pruet; Ron Unger, President & CEO, WorkSmart; and Mark
Wright, CIO, Inmar.
"NCTA is excited about our momentum for 2013. Our Board is aligned and ready
to support us as we are poised to exceed expectations in the upcoming year,"
said Brooks Raiford, NCTA president & CEO. "We are especially excited to
welcome Allen as our Chairman, and look forward to further expanding our reach
throughout the state." Outlook for IT was the organization's first Signature
Event of the year. This annual gathering of the Board of Directors, member
companies and industry leaders across industries celebrates last year’s
accomplishments and presents the goals for the year ahead. The event also
featured a tech expo for member companies to exhibit their products,
technologies and services.
The North Carolina Technology Association (NCTA) is a not-for-profit,
membership-driven trade association and the primary voice of the technology
industry in North Carolina. NCTA is the intersection of leadership and
technology, fueling the growth of North Carolina through Executive Engagement,
Public Affairs, and a Knowledge Workforce. For more information, visit our
website at www.nctechnology.org.
North Carolina Technology Association
Marc Montoro, 919-890-0773
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