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.


  • 30,000+ 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 30,000 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

Amanda Wolkin

Associate Director, Communication and Marketing, TAG Education Collaborative

Amelia Baer

Vice President, Sales and Retention

Angelic Jno-Charles

Director, Membership & Business Development

Aysia Rivers

Director, Individual Membership

Barbara Martin

Senior Director, Communication Services/Projects

Casey Herrington

Program Director, TAG Savannah

Crystal Bradshaw

Senior Director, Corporate Events

Daniel T. Lentz

Director, Corporate Relations

Derek Howard

Senior Director, Industry Participation & Office Management

Emily Tumlin

Director, Corporate Relations

Heather Maxfield

Vice President, Government Affairs and Statewide Economic Development

Jillian Heaton

Internship Program Director, TAG Education Collaborative

John Dingfelder

Director, Corporate Relations

Joseph Santoro

Director, External Affairs

Katie Dion

Senior Director, Programs and Partnerships, TAG Education Collaborative

Kimberly Steele

Associate Director, Quantum Growth and Government Affairs

Kyle Ross

Senior Director, Sponsorship Relations

LaTonya Rich

Director, Talent Strategies and Solutions

Lowell Pratt

Director, Executive Engagement

Mary Hutson

Director, Programs and Operations

Mary Kay Boler

Director of Development, TAG Education Collaborative

Michael Bosarge

Vice President, Finance and Internal Operations

Michael Robertson

Executive Director, TAG Education Collaborative

Perri Nitzberg

Creative Services Associate, Digital & Social Media

Shane Foster

Director, Corporate Relations

Sherita Martin

Director, Internal Operations and Events Coordinator

Sierra Smith

Director, Corporate Relations

Tiffany Mickens

Director, Corporate Relations

Tino Mantella

President and Chief Executive Officer

Tony Cooper

Vice President, Strategic Communications & Technology Evangelist

Zubair Hossain

Associate Director, Corporate Events

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Leadership Council

2016 TAG Leadership Council

Jason Seeby, SVP IT & Data Analytics

Express Oil Change & Tire Engineers


Bob Wright, Flight Ops

Delta Airlines


Raj Verma

Matasys Technologies Inc.

Business Process Management

David Flannery

Verizon Wireless


David Grantier, Director of Technology Delivery



Jim Nasr, CEO


Connected Content

Steve Hassett, VP, Strategic Operations


Corporate Development

Mickki Murray

Parks Wood LLC

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, Managing Director

Eastburn Associates


Sean M. Banks, Partner

TTV Capital


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



Troy Gautier, Managing Director

Alliances Progress

International Business

Tina Guldberg

Georgia Tech Manufacturing Institute


Scott Williford, CEO



Dan Foster, Sr. Consultant, Connected Solutions

Verizon Wireless


Frederick Porter, Product Manager


Product Management

John Bartz, Founder & CEO

InCloud 360

Professional Services

Jerold Recht, Advanced Analytic Executive


Professional Services

Patrick Moore, Founder & Managing Partner

Set Consulting, LLC

Public Sector

Ronnie Bratcher

Arete Alliance, LLC


Liz Simpson, Senior Manager, Applications


Retail Technology

Kyle Tothill, Partner


Sales Leadership

Ron Steiger, EVP


Smart Energy

Eric Green, Sales Director

Real Magnet

Social and Collaboration

Hal Schlenger, VP, Sales & Marketing


Social and Collaboration

Christine Collins, Regional Sales Consultant


Southeastern Software Association

Jaymie Forrest, Vice President, Supply Chain Practice

Alexander Proudfoot

Supply Chain & Logistics

Dave Gittings, Director of Information Technology

United Parcel Service

Supply Chain & Logistics

Jeff Newlin, EVP


Systems Engineering

Jim Hilley


Systems Engineering

Elton O'Neal

Cox Automotive, Inc.


Sandy Welfare , Interim Executive Director

Women in Technology

Women in Technology

Paul Terlemezian, President

iFive Alliances, LLC

Workplace Learning

Jake Jones, Senior Accountant

Cherry Bekaert, LLP

Young Professionals

Board of Directors

2016 TAG Board of Directors

Kevin Abel, President

Abel Solutions, Inc.

Don Addington, President and CEO

Mobile Labs

Kent Antley, Partner

Miller & Martin PLLC

Claire Arnold, CEO

Leapfrog Services

Ben Balsley, CEO


Sean Banks, Partner

TTV Capital

John Baumstark, Chairman, CEO

Suniva, Inc.

Andy Bodea, Chief Global Operations Officer


Jeffrey Buzzelli, SVP

Comcast Cable

David Clapp, Managing Partner

CarterBaldwin Executive Search

Dallas Clement, EVP & Chief Financial Officer

COX Enterprises

William (Billy) Cutshaw, President & CEO

Allied Business Systems, LLC (ABS)

David Dabbiere, VP, Operations


Ravi Damodaram, President & CEO

Sun Technologies

Justin Eggart, General Manager of Monitoring, Software, and Analytics

GE Power and Water

Jane Elliott, Executive Vice President & Chief of Staff

Global Payments Inc.

Gina Gallo, President and CEO

Stratix Corporation

Ralph Garcia, Business Development Manager


Sandeep Gauba, President & CEO

Metasys Technologies, Inc.

Alexandra Gobbi, SVP, Corporate Marketing and Communications


Stacie Hagan, VP Human Resources

Dell SecureWorks

Andrew Hamilton, CTO

Cardlytics, Inc.

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

Bryson Koehler, EVP and CIO

The Weather Company

Christopher Lindner, Vice President and Chief Information Officer

Manhattan Associates, Inc.

Gary May, Dean, College of Engineering

Georgia Tech

Barry McCarthy, EVP & Head, Network and Security Solutions

First Data

Kevin McDearis, SVP, Global Product Development


Teri McEvily , Vice President of Finance

Vonage Business Solutions

Robert (Bob) Miller, Global Client Director


John Minutaglio, CTO


Mike Morris, Co-Founder

Broadgreen Solutions

Allen Moseley, General Partner

Noro-Moseley Partners

Ivan Sigmund Mosley, Jr., Vice Chairman

Imlay Investments

Amol Naik, Public Affairs & Government Relations Manager, SE


Mike Neumeier, Principal

Arketi Group

Dawn Patrick, Partner

Cherry Bekaert

Kevin Petersen, Senior Vice President

AT&T Digital Life

Phil Regnault, Senior Vice President

Hitachi Consulting

Mike Reidenbach, EVP and Worldwide CIO

EVO Merchant Services

Andrew Rico, Senior Credit Officer

Silicon Valley Bank

Jacqueline Rushin, Managing Principal

Rich Rush Enterprises

Scott Sanders, CTO, Enterprise Shared Services

SunTrust Bank

Leigh Segall, CMO


Susan Shows, Senior Vice President

Georgia Research Alliance

Liz Simpson, Sr. Manager, Applications


Fred Tanzella, CEO


Mark Taylor, Vice President & General Manager

Arrow Electronics

Martin Tilson, Chairman

Southeast Investor Group

Sanjeev Tirath, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Pyramid Consulting, Inc.

Brooks Tobey, SVP, Platform Strategy and Architecture

Turner Broadcasting Systems, Inc.

John Trainor, VP & Chief Information Officer

Aaron's Inc.

Bill VanCuren, Vice President & CIO

NCR Corporation

Nancy Williams, Principal


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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