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Colorado Technology Association Broadens Its Board Leadership

Wednesday, October 3, 2012   (0 Comments)
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Cathy Lurie

Date: 10/2/2012 Media Relations

303.592.4069

clurie@coloradotechnology.org

Colorado Technology Association Broadens Its Board Leadership

Entreprenuers, Academic and Large Corporation Representation Add Depth and Breadth of Experience

Denver, Colo—October 2, 2012—Colorado’s leading technology association is expanding its Board of Directors with four new members whose experience ranges across academia, entrepreneurship and large-scale enterprise. New Board of Directors Members of the Colorado Technology Assocation (CTA) include Tim Brooks of the University of Denver, Erik Mitisek of NextGreatPlace, Jim Deters of Galvanize and Brent Wyman of CenturyLink.

"We are thrilled to have these industry leaders join our association’s leadership,” said CTA President and CEO Steve Foster. "The deep knowledge, experience and networks these four indivdiuals bring to our organization are invaluable for advancing technology and business in Colorado.”

Mr. Brooks has 25 years of experience in information technology with over 20 years serving higher education institution. Previously the CIO of St. Louis University, he became the Vice Chancellor and Chief Technology Officer at the University of Denver in December of last year. He is passionate about equipping students with technology to advance their academic experiences and ultimately their careers.

If you thought the era of travel agencies was waning, you have yet to experience the innovation behind Erik Mitisek’s newest venture, NextGreatPlace. Mr. Mitisek brings his passion for travel and technology to the site, a portal that allows travelers to book vacation options that have been vetted by the travel professionals. Mitisek is passionate about helping early stage entrepreneurs: "Denver’s startup community is thriving, and it is an honor to be appointed to the CTA board and represent the needs of early stage technology entrepreneurs and the high growth community.”

Jim Deters, former owner of Ascendant Technology, owner of Cholon Bistro, and Co-Founder of Galvanize seeks to help our technology community flourish. Galvanize is a creative co-working space in the Golden Triange district of Denver that allows for cooperation of resources, education, and venture capital access for startup businesses.

Complementary to the entrepreneurial focus of other board members, Brent Wyman, Area Vice President for CenturyLink brings additional enterprise-level experience to the board.

These new board members are added to an impressive sitting roster of industry professionals dedicated to increasing the awareness and support of Colorado’s technology industry across the state.

About Colorado Technology Association:

The Colorado Technology Association represents businesses and individuals who participate in Colorado’s technology industry, ranked third in the nation in number of high-tech workers employed, over 100,000 highly paid professionals.We work nationally to ensure Colorado’s technology voice is heard, through TECNA, a coalition of technology associations across the United States and Canada, as well as with TechAmerica, the national lobbying organization for federal issues. Since 1994, Colorado Technology Association has been involved in legislative issues and public policy to represent the technology industry in Colorado, and provides more than 50 programs, events and connections to support this industry.For more information on Colorado Technology Association please call (303) 592-4070 or visit ColoradoTechnology.org.


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