CTA plans CEO Succession
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
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Contact: Julie Chiron
Technology Association Plans CEO Succession
Steve Foster returns to board seat to take position at
DENVER – February
12, 2013 – The Colorado Technology Association (CTA) has formed a CEO
succession planning committee after Steve Foster announced on January 29 that
he will step down as the President and CEO of the organization to take a
position as Chief Operating Officer at GTRI, a Colorado-based provider of
infrastructure and services for federal agencies and enterprise organizations.
Foster will return to his seat on the board and continue to play an active role
during the interim phase.
ago I came to a Colorado Technology Association networking event as a young
entrepreneur seeking help to understand the challenges of creating a successful
technology company. One year ago, after being active on the board for some
time, I assumed the role of President and CEO of CTA. Since then, we have
become a key partner in implementing the Governor's Colorado Blueprint and
helping to accelerate the advancement of the tech industry here. In taking this
new role as Chief Operating Officer of GTRI, I’m a living example of what is
great about CTA. Our organization is dedicated to growing talent,
facilitating connections, keeping tech business in Colorado and advancing our
industry. I’m proud of this organization and look forward tocontinuing my
efforts to propel growth in my role as a member of the board of directors,”
said Steve Foster.
built a great reputation and we are very appreciative of the leadership Steve
has provided over the last 12 months. We wish him the best at GTRI and are
excited that he will remain involved during this interim phase as part of the
search committee and will return to his original role as a board member,” said
Andrea Young, 2013 CTA Board Chair.
search committee will outline the long-term strategic objectives of the
organization and consider the leadership qualities and experience needed to
match the dynamics of the team and build on the organization’s successes. A
typical executive search takes three to six months.
forward to finding a successor who is as passionate and committed as the CTA
team. We will take the time necessary to find a candidate who is a great fit
for the long-term,” said Young.
Colorado Technology Association represents Colorado’s technology industry. The technology industry is one of the fastest
growing in Colorado, ranked third in the nation in high-tech workers with more
than 100,000 highly paid tech professionals.
We also 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 www.coloradotechnology.org