North Carolina Technology Association’s President Elected Vice Chair of North American Tech Organization

RALEIGH, N.C. -- The North Carolina Technology Association (NCTA) announced today that its President, Brooks Raiford, has been elected Vice Chair of the Technology Councils of North America (TECNA) Board of Directors.  In this role, Raiford will help lead the programming and advocacy activities for the organization, which is made up of the technology industry associations across the US and Canada. Raiford has served as the president & CEO of NCTA since 2008.  Under his leadership, the organization has doubled its membership, budget, and staff.  In 2014, Raiford was named “TechVoice Champion” in recognition of his leadership in advocacy for the tech sector nationally.


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“We are thrilled to have Brooks serving on the leadership team for TECNA and representing the entire TECNA member network,” said Bob Moore, executive director, Technology Councils of North America. “His leadership abilities and contributions with the North Carolina technology community have served as a role model for his fellow tech association CEOs across North America.  Brooks will provide key leadership as we further develop our strategic objectives that benefit the technology ecosystem.”

“I’m honored to be named Vice Chair of TECNA’s Board and for the opportunity to learn from and work with leaders from other regions,” said Raiford. “In addition to helping TECNA advance its agenda, having a seat at the table on the national stage will also highlight North Carolina’s strengths to key audiences across the continent.”

TECNA serves its members and the industry through its strong peer-to-peer network and its regional initiatives to raise the visibility and viability of the technology industry. TECNA represents over 50 IT and Technology trade organizations who, in turn, represent more than 22,000 technology-related companies in North America.

About NCTA
The North Carolina Technology Association (NCTA) is a not-for-profit, membership-driven trade association and the primary voice of the technology industry in North Carolina. NCTA is the intersection of leadership and technology, fueling the growth of North Carolina through Executive Engagement, Public Affairs, and a Knowledge Workforce. For more information, visit www.NCtechnology.org.

About TECNA
The Technology Councils of North America (TECNA) represents over 50 IT and Technology trade organizations that, in turn, represent more than 22,000 technology-related companies in North America.  TECNA serves its members and the industry through its strong peer-to-peer network and its regional initiatives to raise the visibility and viability of the technology industry. This is accomplished by empowering regional technology organizations and serving as their collective voice in growing the North American technology economy. More on TECNA can be found at: www.TECNA.org or follow TECNA on Twitter.