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Colorado Technology Association Names New Board Members

Wednesday, November 09, 2011   (0 Comments)
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Colorado Technology Association Names New Board Members

Board of Directors to help with strategic planning for 2012


DENVER – November 9, 2011 – Colorado Technology Association names four new prominent business leaders to their Board of Directors to help execute a more aggressive strategic plan for 2012, including the ongoing challenge for the IT industry to attract top talent, and legislative issues that impact the industry.  These new board members include:

James Caldwell - President of DeVry University Colorado.  James oversees 1,800 Associates, Bachelor’s and Master’s degree students and over 200 full and part-time professors, administration and staff for its Colorado campus.

Tim Higgins - CEO of Akalyst has over 23 years in sales, marketing and entrepreneurship experience. Tim also founded the Indigio Group, Inc., which became one of Colorado's largest Web Design, Development and Channel Analytics agencies and in 2008 won the APEX award for best tech work place from the Colorado Technology Association.

Molly Rauzi - Director of Business Advisory Services for Grant Thornton, LLP.  Molly was previously Denver’s Chief Information Officer and led the governance process to support a $25 million technology project portfolio, replaced the city’s sales and use tax system, and designed the technology for Denver’s new Justice Center.

Teresa Taylor – Civic Leader and Former COO of Qwest, was responsible for Qwest’s daily operations of their Sales, Marketing, Network, and IT organizations. Taylor led the telecom giant through an acquisition, facilitating a $20 billion process while navigating the complexities of a large corporate merger.

"As we continue to expand the key initiatives and industry influence for our industry, we identified four key people who are leaders in the technology community, with specific expertise in academia, telecommunications, the public sector and sales/marketing, and so are honored that James, Teresa, Molly and Tim have joined our Board,” explained Su Hawk, President of Colorado Technology Association.  "They complement the existing Board members,” she added.

About Colorado Technology Association:
Colorado Technology Association is the industry leader in uniting and growing Colorado’s technology industry.  By providing advocacy, education, business connections, and information, we are 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.  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 has provided a number of annual programs, events and connections to support business success.  For more information please call (303) 592-4070 or visit

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