ATLANTA (January 16, 2011) – The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG), the state’s leading association dedicated to the promotion and economic advancement of Georgia’s technology industry, today announced that Todd Bell, South Area vice president and CIO for Verizon Wireless has been elected as chairman for the 2012 TAG board of directors. Don Addington, president and CEO of Mobile Labs, will serve as vice chairman and finance chair.
“TAG is fortunate to have a dedicated and passionate board of directors who provide guidance and support for our efforts to unite Georgia’s technology community and get the state recognized as one of the top destinations in the U.S. for technology business,” stated Tino Mantella, TAG CEO and President. “We are pleased that Todd and Don have agreed to lead the board for the next year and believe they will help us continue to drive the momentum created under the leadership of our past chair, Sean Feeney, to build a strong, unified and celebrated technology community.”
In his leadership role at Verizon Wireless, Bell is responsible for overseeing all Desktop, Server, WAN and Telecommunications infrastructure at Verizon Wireless. Bell has been a member of the TAG board of directors since 2006 and has served on numerous committees, including most recently as chair of the 2011 and 2012 Excalibur Awards.
“I am really excited about the opportunity to serve with Don, Tino and the board in 2012,” said Bell. “TAG is a very important part of our tech community and continues to do the right things strategically to grow the technology industry and ultimately the quality of life here in Georgia. Tino and his team have built good momentum here and I am hopeful Don and I can help the team continue.”
Don is President and CEO at Mobile Labs, a company that offers enterprise test tools for mobile applications. Prior to this, Don served as President, Americas for supply-chain software provider ORTEC, and was the CEO of integration software provider Seagull Software. Addington joined TAG over 10 years ago and is currently serving as chair of the Finance Society committee. He has also served on the Business Launch Taskforce and as chair of the CEO-to-CEO Taskforce.
”TAG is doing important work for the technology industry in the State of Georgia,” said Addington. “I believe in TAG’s vision and the promise of technology as an engine of economic growth for Georgia, and I’m honored to work with Todd, Tino and the TAG team to pursue our goals for 2012.”
TAG has 61 active members on its board of directors representing large, medium and small companies across a multitude of Georgia’s technology sectors. Members of the BOD support TAG events and initiatives throughout the year and advocate on behalf of the organization. For a complete list of directors, visit: http://www.tagonline.org/board-of-directors.php.
About The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG)
The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) is the leading technology industry association in the state, serving more than 14,000 members and hosting over 170 events each year. TAG serves as an umbrella organization for 30 industry societies, each of which provide rich content for TAG constituents. TAG’s mission is to educate, promote, and unite Georgia’s technology community to foster an innovative and connected marketplace that stimulates and enhances a tech-based economy. The association provides members with access to networking and educational programs; recognizes and promotes Georgia’s technology leaders and companies; and advocates for legislative action that enhances the state’s economic climate for technology. Additionally, the TAG Education Collaborative (TAG’s charitable arm) focuses on helping science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education initiatives thrive. For more information visit the TAG website at www.tagonline.org or TAG’s community website at www.TAGthink.com.
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