About TAG



It's a new world for tech, and the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) has emerged as a world-class membership organization and an engine for economic development for the state of Georgia. TAG's mission is to educate, promote, influence and unite Georgia's technology community to foster an innovative and connected marketplace that stimulates and enhances Georgia's tech-based economy.


  • 26,000+ Members
  • 2,000+ Member Companies
  • 200+ Events per year
  • 34 Societies

Membership in TAG puts you in good company: a who's who of tech leaders and pioneers. With over 26,000 members representing over 2,000 tech and tech-enabled companies, TAG is a leader in the technology industry, connecting you to thought leaders, executives of FORTUNE 500 companies, investors, government and civic leaders, service providers and entrepreneurs. TAG membership also provides you with instant access to our specialized groups that focus on a board cross section of industries and topics. Our 34 societies encompass more than a dozen disciplines, including international business, mobility, entertainment technology, project management and even offshore development solutions.

When you join TAG, you support the economic development of Georgia's technology industry. In addition to our more than 200 educational and networking events each year, TAG is as an advocate for positive public policy change. We work with government leaders to develop and enact the policies and legislation that will bolster the growth of our technology community.

We further support economic development efforts throughout the state by partnering with city, regional and state chambers of commerce and other growth-oriented organizations to promote the great companies and people that comprise our technology community. 

Join TAG today...because the strength of our membership builds value in TAG and will ultimately help us impact the future of technology in Georgia.

Tino Mantella

The History of TAG:

TAG launched in January 1999 as a merger of three of the state's largest technology organizations: the Southeastern Software Association, the Business and Technology Alliance, and Women in Technology. At its launch, TAG became one of the largest technology organizations in the country.

TAG is headquartered in Atlanta and has chapters in Greater Augusta, Columbus, Middle Georgia, Savannah, and Athens. The organization is part of the Technology Councils of North America.

Meet the TAG Staff

To learn more about a Staff Member, click on their name below to visit their profile. Staff are listed in alphabetical order by first name.

Amanda Hendley

Chief Operating Officer

Amelia Baer

Vice President, Membership Sales

Angelic Jno-Charles

Director, Membership & Business Development

Aysia Rivers

Director, Membership Support

Barbara Martin

Events Consultant

Chad McCroskey

Director, Digital & Social Media

Christie Williams

Vice President, Corporate Relations

Crystal Bradshaw

Director, Corporate Events

Derek Howard

Senior Director, Industry Participation & Office Management

Emily Fernie

Director, Corporate Relations

Heather Miner Maxfield

Vice President, Government Affairs and Statewide Economic Development

Heather Presley

Director, Operations and Programs

Joseph Santoro

Director, External Affairs

Julianne McCannon

Director, Corporate Relations

Katie Dion

Senior Director, Communications and Engagement, TAG Education Collaborative

Kayce Denson

Director, Corporate Relations

Kyle Ross

Senior Director, Sponsorship Relations

Lauren Flotte

Programs Director, TAG Savannah

Lowell Pratt

Director, Executive Engagement

Michael Bosarge

Vice President, Finance and Internal Operations

Michael Robertson

Executive Director, TAG Education Collaborative

Rebecca Green

Associate Director, Creative Services

Sherita Martin

Director, Internal Operations and Event Support

Sherri Von Behren

Associate Executive Director, TAG Education Collaborative

Tiffany Stewart

Director, Corporate Relations

Tino Mantella

President and Chief Executive Officer

Tony Cooper

Vice President, Strategic Communications & Technology Evangelist

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Leadership Council

2015 TAG Leadership Council

Randy Pugh


Bob Wright, Flight Ops

Delta Airlines


Adam Herndon, Senior Manager

Jabian Consulting

Business & Technology Alliance

Kevin Solchenberger, Manager, Global Technology


Business & Technology Alliance

Raj Verma

Matasys Technologies Inc.

Business Process Management

Gary Sikes

Frostbyte Media

Content Management

Steve Hassett, VP, Strategic Operations


Corporate Development

Chad McCloud, Executive Director


Customer Relationship Management

Eric White, Director, Business Intelligence

ThyssenKrupp Elevator Americas

Data Governance

David Lieberman

The Anigraphical Etudes

Digital Media & Entertainment

Reid P. Eastburn, Chief Information Security Officer

Orion Technology Services


Sean M. Banks, Partner

TTV Capital


Patrick Moore, Founder & Managing Partner

Set Consulting, LLC

Government Technology

Pat Williams, President

McKenzie Daniels & Associates


Larry Bruce

Brickhouse Resources

Human Resources and Diversity

Mike Levin


Human Resources and Diversity

Roy Hadley, Attorney

Thompson Hine, LLP

Information Security

Ralph Garcia, Business Development Manager



Senour Reed, Director of Community Affairs

Jabian Consulting

International Business

Dave MacAdam, Senior Manager, Innovation Strategy



Hugh Wellington, Area Manager

Rockwell Automation


Scott Williford



Dan Foster, Sr. Consultant, Connected Solutions

Verizon Wireless


Mary Ann Galvin, National Account Manager


Operational Resilience

Kelly Jones, Senior Manager

Jabian Consulting

Product Management

Angela Alea, President and Chief Sales Officer

4C Talent, LLC

Professional Services

Paul von Behren, Business Development

M9 Solutions

Professional Services

Ronnie Bratcher

Arete Alliance, LLC


Liz Simpson, Senior Manager, Applications


Retail Technology

Kyle Tothill, Partner


Sales Leadership

Ron Steiger


Smart Energy

Andy Burns, Solution Architecture Manager

HP Software

Social and Collaboration

Hal Schlenger, VP, Sales & Marketing


Social and Collaboration

Christine Conrado

It Works Recruiting

Southeastern Software Association

Jaymie Forrest

Alexander Proudfoot

Supply Chain & Logistics

Mark Maksimik, Customer Technology Director

United Parcel Service

Supply Chain & Logistics

Jeff Newlin, VP and GM


Systems Engineering

Sandy Welfare , Interim Executive Director

Women in Technology

Women in Technology

Paul Terlemezian, President

iFive Alliances, LLC

Workplace Learning

Jake Jones, Senior Account

Cherry Bekaert, LLP

Young Professionals

Paul Ilse, CEO


Board of Directors

2015 TAG Board of Directors

Kevin Abel, President

Abel Solutions, Inc.

Don Addington, President and CEO

Mobile Labs

Angela Alea, 4C Talent, LLC

President and Chief Sales Officer

Kent Antley, Partner

Miller & Martin PLLC

Claire Arnold, CEO

Leapfrog Services

Sean Banks, Partner

TTV Capital

Neeraj Basandra, Co-CEO & President

Primus Software

John Baumstark, Chairman, CEO

Suniva, Inc.

Andy Bodea, Chief Global Operations Officer


Dan Candeto, General Manager - Global Bottler Solutions Group

The Coca-Cola Company

Paul Carmody, CEO


Michael Cassidy, President & CEO

Georgia Research Alliance

David Clapp, Managing Partner

CarterBaldwin Executive Search

Dallas Clement, CFO


Kevin Costello, CEO

Longboat Strategic Advisors

Michael Cote, VP

Dell SecureWorks

William (Billy) Cutshaw, President & CEO

Allied Business Systems, LLC (ABS)

David Dabbiere, VP, Operations


Ravi Damodaram, President & CEO

Sun Technologies

Dan Darling, Chief Information Officer

Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.

Tricia Dempsey, CEO


Justin Eggart, GM of Technology

GE Energy Monitoring and Diagnostics Center

Stephen Fleming, Vice Provost

Georgia Institute of Technology

Gina Gallo, President

Stratix Corporation

Sandeep Gauba, President & CEO

Metasys Technologies, Inc.

Patrick Gaul, VP-Sales North America

SafelyLocked, LLC

Stacie Hagan, EVP of Customer Operations

EarthLink, Inc.

Andrew Hamilton, CIO

Cardlytics, Inc.

Steve Hamilton, Area Director of Business Distribution

Verizon Wireless

David Hartnett, Senior Vice President, Economic Development

Metro Atlanta Chamber

Robert Hendricks Jr, CTO/CIO

McKesson Technology Solutions

Joan Herbig, CEO


Erika James, Dean

Emory University Goizueta Business School

Paul Judge, Chief Research Officer & VP

Barracuda Networks

Kathy Kay, Senior Vice President, Application Services

SunTrust Banks, Inc.

Bryson Koehler, EVP and CIO

The Weather Company

Sam Lim, Director CHS Operations, SPVTG

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Gary May, Dean, College of Engineering

Georgia Tech

Barry McCarthy, President (Interim), Financial Services

First Data

Kevin McDearis, SVP, Global Product Development


Teri McEvily , Vice President of Finance

Vonage Business Solutions

Robert (Bob) Miller, VP, Energy & Utilities, Global Technology Services


Jon Minutaglio, SVP & CTO


Mike Morris, Vice President

North Highland

Allen Moseley, General Partner

Noro-Moseley Partners

I. Sigmund Mosley, Jr., President

Imlay Investments

Amol Naik, Public Affairs & Government Relations Manager, SE


Mike Neumeier, Principal

Arketi Group

Dawn Patrick, Partner

Cherry Bekaert

Kevin Peterson, President

AT&T Digital Life

Senour Reed, Director of Community Affairs

Jabian Consulting

Mike Reidenbach, EVP and Worldwide CIO

EVO Merchant Services

Andrew Rico, SVP/Senior Relationship Manager

Silicon Valley Bank

Miguel Southwell, Aviation General Manager

Atlanta Department of Aviation

Mark Taylor, Vice President & General Manager

Arrow Electronics

Martin Tilson, Corporate Attorney

The Tilson Group

Sanjeev Tirath, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Pyramid Consulting, Inc.

John Trainor, Chief Information Officer

Aaron's Inc.

Bill VanCuren, Vice President & CIO

NCR Corporation

Carrie Wheeler, COO/CIO

Formerly CBeyond

Nancy Williams, Principal


Olin Wise, Chief Technology Officer - Distributed Systems


Bart Wood, Vice President, Enterprise Planning and Strategic Support

Southern Company

John Yates, Partner in Charge - Corporate Technology Group

Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP

Dennis Zakas, Managing Partner/Managing Member

Zakas & Leonard, LLP, Group Office Buys, LLC and Dynamic Bundles, LLC

Nigel Zelcer, Partner

Jabian Consulting

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