DENVER (June 28, 2016) – Colorado Technology Association (CTA) today announced that its senior leadership team has grown with the appointment of two executive roles. The strategic decisions are geared toward growing the membership experience and reinforcing the organization’s dedication to building and scaling key development initiatives.
Wendy Nkomo, a five-year CTA veteran and current COO, will be its first Chief Development Officer effective immediately. During the past five years, Nkomo has led initiatives such as CTA’s advocacy, economic development and talent initiative programs, which have steadily grown the past few years. In this new role, Nkomo is poised to take this significant work to new levels with a leadership focus of long-term sustainability.
“Wendy’s clear and demonstrated passion are invaluable to CTA in terms of our educational and philanthropic endeavors, and I could not be more excited to provide her this focus that will drive important stakeholder value,” said Andrea Young, CEO of CTA.
As a result of this change, Monica Coughlin has been named Chief Operating Officer. Monica is a familiar face and valued partner to CTA, having held several accomplished roles for private industry and most recently with the State of Colorado as Chief Strategy Officer for the Governor’s Office of Information Technology. Monica will focus on fueling the membership engine that has been the heart of the CTA community for more than 20 years.
“Monica’s strategic planning and operational strengths come at a great point in our evolution as we continue to advance the Colorado tech agenda,” said Young. Coughlin’s first day is July 11, 2016.
The new executive structure coupled with CTA’s influential 45-person Board of Directors is vital to delivering on the organization’s vision of fueling Colorado’s economy through technology, and leading the state’s tech sector.
About Colorado Technology Association
Colorado Technology Association (CTA) represents Colorado’s technology industry, one of the fastest-growing sectors in the state. Colorado ranked second for its high-tech business concentration and the nine-county metro region ranked 10th out of the 50 largest metro areas in software employment concentration. CTA works locally and nationally to ensure Colorado’s technology voice is heard and is a member of TECNA, a coalition of technology associations across the United States and Canada, as well as with CompTIA, a national lobbying organization for federal issues. Since 1994, CTA has been involved in legislative issues and public policy to represent the technology industry in Colorado. CTA provides more than 50 programs, events and connections to support the industry. For more information on Colorado Technology Association, please call (303) 592-4070 or visit coloradotechnology.org.