Acquia, kyruus, Wayfair among Industry Leaders Tapped for MassTLC Board [April 8, 2015]

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Top Executives from AT&T, Care.com, IBM and Vecna Also Join Tech Council Leadership Team

BURLINGTON, Mass. April 8, 2015 – The Mass Technology Leadership Council (MassTLC), the State’s leading technology association, today announced the election of seven new members to its Board of Trustees.

Comprising a range of the tech sector’s most actively engaged and respected leaders, the slate of new executives elected to the Board include:

  • Steve Conine, Co-Founder & CTO. Wayfair
  • Tom Erickson, CEO, Acquia
  • Patricia Jacobs, President, AT&T – New England
  • David Krupinski, Co-Founder & CTO, Care.com
  • Bob McDonald, VP of Asset Management, IBM
  • Debbie Theobald, Executive Director, Vecna Cares
  • Julie Yoo, Co-Founder & Chief Product Officer, kyruus

“The rapid pace of innovation is disrupting markets and the way we do business,” remarked MassTLC CEO Tom Hopcroft. “Having a healthy influx of the region’s top tech leaders helps keep our organization energized and at the forefront of technology leadership in the region.”

“I’m excited to become more involved in advancing the tech community in Massachusetts by joining the board of the MassTLC,” said Tom Erickson. “Whether in my current role at one of the nation’s fastest growing companies, or at one of the four previous Massachusetts-based firms I have been with, I’ve enjoyed how globally minded yet community oriented the tech industry is here.”

Complementing the new directors, the following Trustees were re-elected to the Board:

  • Colin Angle, Co-Founder, Chairman & CEO, iRobot
  • Jim Daniel, COO, Oxfam America
  • Jack Little, CEO, The MathWorks
  • Chris Schoettle, President & COO, Enservio

The elections were held during MassTLC’s Annual Board Meeting on March 19. The Board currently consists of 28 senior executives who collectively represent interests of the organization’s 500 member companies and serve as a proxy for the tech ecosystem in Massachusetts.

At its Annual Meeting, the Board also elected officers, including Annmarie Levins, GM for Technology and Civic Engagement at Microsoft, as an incoming Co-Chair. She will serve a two-year term alongside current Co-Chair Chris Schoettle, President & COO of Enservio, whose term ends in 2016. Levins succeeds Kirk Arnold, CEO of Data Intensity, whose term ended at the Annual Meeting in 2015. Other officers elected include Jim Daniell, COO of Oxfam America, as Treasurer, and Susan Rousseau, SVP Workplace Technology at Fidelity Investments, as Secretary.

The voice of the state’s tech sector, MassTLC last month released its annual State of Technology report – highlighting successes while calling out key areas where more and faster progress is critical in terms of jobs, investment, education, business climate, government policy and competitiveness.

“I am honored to be taking this leadership role during such an exciting time of change in our community,” said Annmarie Levins. “I look forward to working with the MassTLC board and membership on our long-term vision and on how technology can drive both economic and social good in our community.”

“Annmarie is a dedicated leader, champion for technology and passionate advocate for Massachusetts – all qualities that make her an excellent fit in the role of co-chairperson,” said Chris Schoettle. “Her commitment to promoting and advancing the tech community is unwavering. I’m excited to work closely with her in the year ahead.”

About Mass Technology Leadership Council
The Mass Technology Leadership Council (MassTLC) is the region's leading technology association and the premier network for tech executives, entrepreneurs, investors and policy leaders. MassTLC's purpose is to accelerate innovation by connecting people from across the technology landscape, providing access to industry-leading content and ideas and offering a platform for visibility for member companies and their interests. For more information on MassTLC, visit www.masstlc.org.

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