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CSIA Announces 2010 Board of Directors

Saturday, January 09, 2010   (0 Comments)
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CSIA Announces 2010 Board of Directors
CSIA, Colorado’s Technology Association, announces their 2010 Board of Directors.   

DENVER – January 7, 2010 – CSIA, Colorado’s Technology Association, today announced the 2010 members of their Board of Directors.

Annette Quintana, CEO, Istonish, was named the Chair of the Board of Directors for 2010.  Previously, she served as the Chair-Elect, served on the Executive Committee, and has served on the Board of Directors the past few years. 

Quintana takes over from Kirby Slunaker, CIO, Palmaris, who served as the 2009 Board Chair.  Slunaker now will serve as the Immediate Past Chair and Chair of the Nominating Committee for 2010 and will continue to serve on the Executive Committee.

"We are honored to have Annette as our chair this year, adding to the strength and vision that Kirby and other previous Board Chairs, officers, and leaders have provided our organization,” said Su Hawk, President, CSIA.  "The members of our Board of Directors represent the most influential technology executives and entrepreneurs in our state, and will be critical as we continue to implement initiatives to continue growing this very large and important industry,” she added.

Other Board members include:
Valeria Alberola, Partner, Q Advisors;
Betty Arkell, Partner, Holland & Hart;
Dayle Ash, General Business Executive – Colorado, IBM;
Barbara Bauer, President, GlobalSight Partners;
Keith Berets, Partner, Cooley/Godward/Kronish; 2010 Board Secretary and appointed to the 2010 Executive Committee;
Kim Brown, VP IT, IHS;
Scott Burt, President, Integro;
Cody Daniels, Partner, KPMG;
Pete Dignan, President and Founder, ProtoTest;
Carl Fitch, CEO, Statera;
Steve Foster, President, Business Controls and appointed to the 2010 Executive Committee;
Kristi Graning, Senior Vice President, IT and eBusiness, RE/MAX International;
Adam Haynes, Partner, St. Charles Capital;
Scott Johnson, Director, Strategic Engagement Unified Communications Group, Microsoft, 2006 Board Chair;
Darin Kreimeyer, Partner, Ernst & Young; 2010 Board Treasurer and appointed to the Executive Committee;
John Leonard, Director, Fairfield and Woods;
Michael Locatis, CIO, State of Colorado;
Sal Mahbouba, VP Global Services Delivery, Avaya;
Catharine Merigold, General Partner, Vista Ventures;
Ned Minor, Principal, Minor & Brown;
Micki Nelson, Vice President and CIO, MWH;
Jon Nordmark, Founder, Wambo & eBags;
John Oechsle, former CIO, IHS; 2007 Board Chair and appointed to the 2010 Executive Committee;
Bob Ogdon, CEO, Swiftpage; 2008 Board Chair;
Nancy Phillips, Co-Founder, Director, COO, ViaWest;
John Raeder, CEO, IQNavigator;
Rip Ripley, President, Millard Ripley & Son;
Kristin Russell, VP IT Operations, Sun Microsystems and appointed to the 2010 Executive Committee;
Damani Short, former CIO, US Olympic Committee;
Dr. Ramat Shoureshi, Dean, School of Engineering and Computer Science, University of Denver;
Michael White, Managing Director, SPA Practice, PricewaterhouseCoopers;
Andrea Young, CIO and VP of Development, BI Inc.

CSIA’s 34 members of its Board of Directors serve as leaders on behalf of the organization, and join more than 100 additional volunteers from member companies who all work on key initiatives and programs for the industry.  CSIA now has more than 400 corporate members, a communitiy of more than 4,000, and serves the more than 5,500 software/hardware/information technology companies and more than 175,000 IT professionals in the state.  

About CSIA
CSIA is the leader in uniting and growing Colorado’s information technology industry by providing advocacy, education, business connections, and information, while supporting economic development, unification of  technology stakeholders, and larger recognition of the industry and the people involved to develop and promote Colorado’s technology industry.   CSIA also works 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, CSIA has been involved in legislative issues and public policy to represent the information technology industry in Colorado, and has provided a number of annual programs, events and connections to support business success.

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