WelcomeNew and Renewing 2013Members Handbook Jan 11 v3
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A Welcome Letter From TECNA’s LeadershipJanuary 2013Dear Technology Councils leaders,Welcome to this brief overview of TECNA; the Technology Councils of North America. We are an organization withthree distinct elements to our mission, and a long history of leadership and impact.The first aspect of our mission is to provide a platform for the exchange of news, information, and best practicesfor presidents, executive directors, staff and volunteers who lead and support technology oriented trade associa-tions at regional, state, and provincial levels, in North America and, now, around the world. In this way we are theleading professional development organization for our industry.Our second role is to bring our member organizations together as a collective force of more than 50 distinct associa-tions with some 25,000 individual technology companies as members. We monitor and enhance the role of ourmembers as the leading advocates for building innovation eco-systems throughout the regions and states of the USand the provinces of Canada, and a growing number of regions beyond North America.Finally, we play a role in Washington and Ottawa to bring ideas about funding and programs that promote economicand job growth through the support of specific efforts and institutions at the regional level.If you are a member, thanks for the contribution you make to TECNA and, thus, our “industry”. If your membershiphas lapsed or you have not had the opportunity to join us in the past, please consider being a part of this dynamicand impactful movement.Tino Mantella, President 2011-2013, Technology Association of Georgia
2013 Membership Benefits & EventsFebruary 12-14, 2013Washington DC Congressional Fly-in, panels, meet your delegation and a reception with the Innovation Coalition. Registration and more info hereApril 3-5, 2013Dedham, MA CEO Retreat— issues, key topics, fun and recharging your batteries in a great setting with your friends and peers. Registration and more info hereJuly 31—August 2, 2013Minneapolis, MN Our major event of the year—join about 100 tech council leaders from the US, Canada and around the world. Panels, keynote speaker and special events. No charge for TECNA member CEOs. Registration and more info hereMonthly Policy Calls Various calls with TECNA and CompTIA staff experts
2011 Membership InvestmentsVery Large Councils Over $1.2 million budget annual budget - $1,500/ Annual DuesLarge Councils $500,001 to $1.2 million annual budget - $1,080/ Annual DuesMedium Councils $250,001 to $500,000 annual budget - $810/ Annual DuesSmaller Councils under $250,000 annual budget -$600/ Annual DuesWant to Join? Great—here’s who can be a member... 1) Non-profit regional and state organizations that support development of technology and innovation-based economies, 2) Corporate organizations having 80% of their members being businesses with more than one employee, 3) Organizations with membership made up of at least 50% technology-oriented companies or organization, and 4) Independent membership organizations with a voluntary, industry-based board of directors. All members must show they meet these criteria in an application to the TECNA President, Tino Mantella and TECNA Treasurer, Matthew Nemerson. Organizations which do not meet these requirement and wish to join must present a detailed explanation to the TECNA Executive Committee why an exception should be made. State, Federal and other NGOs involved in the innovation eco-system development are encouraged to apply. After completing the Membership Application, click here you may either email, fax or print it out and mail it with a check to the below address. Checks should be made payable to "TECNA" - mail checks to TECNA, c/o Technology Association of Georgia, 75 5th ST NW, Ste 625, Atlanta, GA 30308
2013 LEADERSHIPTECNAs Board includes the executive directors / CEOs of each of the member Tech Councils that make up theTECNA membership.TECNA Executive Committee President Vice Presidents Tino Mantella Vice Presidents, U.S. Memberships – Joan Siefert Rose and Skip Newberry President & CEO Technology Association of Georgia Vice President, Development – Audrey Russo First Vice President Vice President, Canadian and International Memberships – Doug Robertson Audrey Russo President & CEO Pittsburgh Technology Council Vice President, STEM – Margaret Anderson Kelliher Treasurer Vice President, Strategic Collaboration – Fred Hoch Matthew Nemerson President & CEO Vice President, National Strategic Partnerships – Richard Nelson Connecticut Technology Council Vice President, Public Policy & Fly In – Maxine Ballen Secretary Iain Klugman Vice President, 2012 Conference – Susan Sigl President Communitech Vice President, Leadership Conference – Tom Hopcroft Immediate Past President Vice President, Gala and National Awards Program – Steve Zylstra Matthew Nemerson President & CEO Vice President, Workforce Development—Jay Larsen Connecticut Technology Council
ANNUAL MEMBER’S Public Policy Events and ProgramsAs an international association of technology councils, TECNA Special Opportunity:supports its members efforts to effect local, state and Recently, CompTIA let usprovincial policies that encourage Technology Based Economic know that they will be opening up their member-onlyDevelopment (TBED). Learn more about TECNAs efforts in this resources to all TECNA councils, because of our relation-area: ship, at no cost. They offer resources such as • Business tools—Legal, Sales & Marketing and HRThe Issues - Stem and Workforce Development, Healthcare IT, resourcesBroadband Access and Innovation Economics • Vendor-neutral industry research • Assessment toolsLegislative Action Center Government Links • Affinity programsTechAmerica Collaboration Public Policy Committee IT Channel Education • And much moreFor more information about TECNAs public policy initiatives, orif you have a specific issue that you would like to see TECNA Click Here to view an information webinar.address, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.Join us for a great event in 2013 for public policy:February 12-14 2012 —join with the CompTIA in Washington DC to meet with keylegislators and then schedule meetings with your state’s delegation. More info here.
ANNUAL MEMBER’S Tech Council CEO Leadership Retreat Dedham, Massachusetts The Conference April 3-5, 2013 Audience Profile: CEOs of tech councils from the United States and Canada Designed as a way for tech council CEOs to get to know each other, Expected Attendance: About 30 CEOs share information and pick-up some new leadership skills. Most For more information and to of the sessions will be based on a register online, click here. up to date list of top topics of interest compiled from recent Or, contact Kelsey Bouton Technology Association of surveys of tech council CEOs. A Georgia great location for the event at the Kelsey@tagonline.orghistoric MIT Endicott House just outside of Boston. Watch for event updates by visiting us on the web:“An invaluable chance to bond with your peers and share vital inside information www.technologycouncils.orgabout the business we are in!” From a CEO at last year’s retreat
ANNUAL MEMBER’S Summer Tech Council Conference The ConferenceMinneapolis, Minnesota Audience Profile:July 31– August 2, 2013 Enabling organizations, private industry, innovators,Designed for tech council leadership – as a true peer to peer exchange, with investors, scientists, researchers and governments.valuable information and thought-provoking discussion on best practices andcollaborative dialogue. In August 2012, our Seattle summer conference attracted Expected Attendance: 120 Attendeesover a 120 attendees. Thanks go to the Minnesota High Tech Association for Representing over 30 councils andbeing the TECNA member host for the 2013 summer’s conference. more than 10,000 member firms For more information:More information and registration coming soon! Kelsey Bouton Technology Association of Georgia Kelsey@tagonline.org Watch for event updates by visiting us on the web: www.technologycouncils.org
TECNA Now Offers Affiliate Memberships to Peer Organizations in EuropeThe experience of TECNA members in the US and Canada is that our respective organizations have so much incommon and we learn a great deal from our peers. We know that we also have much in common with similarorganizations in Europe and so TECNA would like to engage our colleagues across the E.U. through an affiliatemembership. Just as technology councils in North America benefit from membership in TECNA, European councilscan also take advantage of these same benefits: Access to TECNA network. TECNA has over 20,000 member technology companies as members of the different technology associations across North America. Access to TECNA-exclusive events. As an affiliate member, youre always welcome, so next time you travel to North America, remember to check whats happening at the technology council closest to you. Access to new investment and business possibilities for your company and region.TECNA-Euro affiliate membership is available for a flat annual rate of €500.00.
Multimedia and Online CommunitiesTECNA Blog, News & Online NetworksStrong connections and networking relationships among the TECNA Community are a View PowerPoint presentations for 2011primary focus of TECNAs mission. In addition to the in-person conferences TECNA offers, conference:we actively promote the tech industry in news outlets and have embraced Web 2.0 blogs andnetworking sites to foster discussions and connections. 2011 TECNA Summer Conference - AtlantaRead, join &connect! View pictures from 2011 Conference:TECNA is online & interacting at: Linked In Website - www.technologycouncils.org 2011 TECNA Summer Facebook Podcasts Conference—Atlanta Twitter Blog
Member & Directors ListAmsterdam Innovation Motor Idaho Tech Council North Carolina Technology Association Tech Council of Maryland (TCM)Doortje van Unen, Executive Director Jay Larsen, President & CEO (NCTA) Art Jacoby, CEO Brooks Raiford, President & CEOArizona Technology Council (ATC) Illinois Technology Association Tech South EastSteve Zylstra, President and CEO Fred Hoch, President & CEO Northeast Ohio Software Association Doug Robertson, President & CEO (NEOSA)Austin Technology Council (ATC) Information and Communication Brad Nellis, Director Technology Association of GeorgiaJulie Huls, President Technologies Assn. of Manitoba (TAG) Kathy Knight, CEO Northern Virginia Technology Council Tino Mantella, PresidentAutomation Alley, Inc. Bobbie Greene Kilberg, President & CEOKen Rogers, Executive Director Innovation Factory Technology Association of Iowa (TAI) Ron Neumann, Executive Director Otaniermi Marketing Leann Jacobson, PresidentBritish Columbia Technology Industry Ari Huczkowski, CEOAssociation (BCTIA) Louisiana Technology Council (LTC) Technology Association of OregonBill Tam, President and CEO Lindsey Hamlin, Executive Director Invest Ottawa Skip Newberry, President Bruce Lazenby, President & CEOChattanooga Technology Council Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council Technology Council of CentralRonna-Renee Jackson, Executive Director (MLTC) Philadelphia Alliance for Capital and Pennsylvania (TechQuest) Tom Hopcroft, Executive Director Technologies (PACT) David Bonsick, PresidentChesapeake Regional Tech Council Dean Miller, President & CEOKris Valerio, Executive Director Metroplex Technology Business Council Technology Council of Greater Kansas (MTBC) Pittsburgh Technology Council (PTC) (KCNext)Colorado Technology Association Bill Sproull, President & CEO Audrey Russo, President & CEO Ryan Weber, PresidentSteve Foster, President and CEO Minnesota High Tech Association Quebec Technology Association (AQT) Technology Council of NorthwestCommunitech Technology Association Margaret Aderson-Kelliher, President and CEO Nicole Martel, CEO PennsylvaniaIain Klugman, President and CEO Garnet Maniscalco, President Nashville Technology Council Roanoke Blacksburg Technology CouncilConnecticut Technology Council (CTC) Liza Lowery Massey, President & CEO Derrick Maggard, Executive Director Utah Technology CouncilMatthew Nemerson, President & CEO Richard Nelson, President and CEO New Hampshire High Tech Council Spark CentreCouncil for Entrepreneurial Development Matt Cooksen, Executive Director Martin Croteau, Executive Director Washington Technology Industry(CED) Association (WTIA)Joan Siefert Rose, President New Jersey Technology Council (NJTC) Tampa Bay Technology Forum Susan Sigl, CEO Maxine Ballen, President & CEO Heather Kenyan, President & CEOCulminatum Innovation Oy Ltd Wisconsin Technology CouncilPasi Makinen, President & CEO New Mexico Technology Council Tech Collective Tom Still, President Eric Renz-Whitmore, Executive Director Kathie Shields, Executive DirectorGreater Baltimore Technology Council Women Technology Council (WTC)Sharon Webb, Executive Director New York Technology Council Kim Jones, Co-Founder/Chair of the Erik Grimmelmann, Executive Director Board
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