Colorado Technology Association announces new leadership
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Colorado Technology Association (CTA) is pleased to announce the selection of their new CEO, Andrea J. Young, a dynamic technology executive with more than 20 years experience driving innovation and growth for multiple industries within the Colorado tech economy.
Young began her career building state of the art telecommunications platforms for commercial real estate in the Denver Tech Center. From there, her career led her to two highly impactful periods as Chief Information and Chief Technology Officer. First, with Janus Capital Group, located in Denver, and second, with BI Incorporated, a GEO Group Company, located in Boulder.
In addition to her primary responsibilities as technology executive, Young has been an active leader within the industries and communities she has served. Young is no stranger to CTA. She has been on the Board of Directors since 2010, serving as Committee Chair for several key initiatives and as Chairperson of the Board in 2013. Young holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Information Systems, and Masters in Business Administration from University of Denver.
“I am truly humbled and honored to be selected to lead the next evolution of CTA’s impact within the Colorado tech economy,” said Young. “I believe with the support of an incredible team, partner network, membership, and Board, my passion and experience will further the legacy to drive the mission of fueling Colorado’s economy, through technology.”
According to Cyberstates 2016 report, Colorado’s technology sector is growing with over 14,500 technology companies and an IT workforce over 159,000 employed in all industries across the state. “In this nexus of growth, Andrea’s executive experience in the technology consumer space sets her apart as the right leader at the right time in CTA’s rich history of leadership,” said Chairman of the Board, Michael Marcotte, CEO, acumen digital.
Young’s first day on the job will be June 6, 2016, the same week as the sold out Women in Technology Conference happening Friday, June 10, 2016.
About Colorado Technology Association
Colorado Technology Association (CTA) leads the network of companies and professionals fueling Colorado's economy, through technology. Since 1994, the association has represented Colorado’s technology industry, one of the fastest growing industries in the state. CTA leads an inclusive network that benefits our member community, advocates for a pro-business and technology-friendly climate, influences the development of robust talent and leads initiatives to help companies grow. For more information on Colorado Technology Association, please call (303) 592-4070 or visit coloradotechnology.org.