About TAG

Overview

 

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.

TAG TODAY:

  • 22,000+ 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 22,000 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 entreprenuers. 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. Our ultimate goal is to make Georgia a top five state for technology by 2015.

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.

Sincerely,
Tino Mantella
President

 
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.

Alexandra O’Callaghan

Director, Corporate Relations

Amanda Hendley

Senior Vice President, Operations

Amelia Baer

Director, Membership Sales and Services

Barbara Martin

Senior Director, Corporate Events

Brady Cannon

Programs Director, TAG Savannah

Casey Dudek

Director, Corporate Relations

Chad McCroskey

Associate Director, Membership Relations

Christie Williams

Director, Corporate Relations & Retention

Debbi Litt

Director, Creative Services

Derek Howard

Senior Director, Industry Participation & Office Management

Emily Fernie

Director, Business Services

Heather Miner

Senior Director, Community & Economic Resources

Joseph Santoro

Associate Director, External Affairs

Julianne McCannon

Director, Business Growth

Katie Dion

Director, Communications and Engagement, TAG Education Collaborative

Kyle Ross

Director, Sponsorship Relations

Michael Bosarge

Controller

Michael Robertson

Executive Director, TAG Education Collaborative

Peggy Sullivan

Senior Director, Corporate Relations

Sherri Von Behren

Programs & Events, TAG Education Collaborative

Sierra Moore

Director, Digital & Social Media and Events Coordinator

Tino Mantella

President and Chief Executive Officer

Tony Cooper

Senior Director, Strategic Communications & Technology Evangelist

Tyler Heinzelmann

Director, Premier Membership

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Leadership Council

2014 TAG Leadership Council

Greg Boyd

Acumlus

BI/Analytics

Eric Falthzik, Director, Customer Intelligence

Cox Communications

BI/Analytics

Adam Herndon, Senior Manager

Jabian Consulting

Business & Technology Alliance

Kevin Solchenberger, Manager, Global Technology

IHG

Business & Technology Alliance

Raj Verma

Matasys Technologies Inc.

Business Process Management

Gary Sikes

The Lean Professional

Content Management

Jim Forbes, Senior Advisor, Strategy & Operations

Ibex Group

Corporate Development

Chad McCloud, Executive Director

Jabian

Customer Relationship Management

Lynn Overall, VP, Product Development

IPG

Data Governance

Eric White, Director, Business Intelligence

ThyssenKrupp Elevator

Data Governance

Richard A. Smith, Managing Partner

Benton + Bradford Consulting

Diversity

David Lieberman

The Anigraphical Etudes

Entertainment

Reid P. Eastburn, Information Assurance and Security - Principal

Midtown Consulting Group

Finance

Sean M. Banks, Partner

TTV Capital

FinTech

Irving Corrales, Principal

Cipher Technologies

Government Technology

Pat Williams, President

McKenzie Daniels & Associates

Health

Larry Bruce

Brickhouse Resources

Human Resources

Roy Hadley, Partner

Barnes & Thornburg LLP

Information Security

Ed Pascua

Information Security

Ralph Garcia, Business Development Manager

Sunesys

Infrastructure

Senour Reed, Director of Community Affairs

Jabian Consulting

International Business

Dave MacAdam, Senior Manager, Innovation Strategy

Novelis

Manufacturing

Hugh Wellington

Rockwell Automation

Manufacturing

Ben Reed, Partner

PitchMaps

Marketing

John Trainor, VP, CIO

Aaron's, Inc.

Mobility

Kelly Jones, Senior Manager

Jabian Consulting

Product Management

Paul von Behren, Business Development

The Royak Group

Professional Services

Ronnie Bratcher

Arete Alliance, LLC

Recruiting

Liz Simpson

Spanx

Retail Technology

Ron Steiger

GE

Smart Energy

Andy Burns, Solution Architecture Manager

HP Software

Social

Hal Schlenger, VP, Sales & Marketing

NicheLabs

Social

Linda Hughes, CEO

The Great Ridge Company

Southeastern Software Association

William Barton, Jr., Global Strategic Sourcing Director

First Data

Supply Chain & Logistics

Mark Maksimik, Customer Technology Director

United Parcel Service

Supply Chain & Logistics

Anthony Maiello , CTO/CIO

Sterling Infosystems

Systems Engineering

Monica Thornton, Executive Director

Women in Technology

Women in Technology

Paul Terlemezian, President

iFive Alliances, LLC

Workplace Learning

Jason James, VP, Global IT

PGRX

Young Professionals

Nicole Locklear, Alliance Marketing Manager

Rural Sourcing (RSI)

Young Professionals

Paul Ilse, CEO

Aptean

Board of Directors

2014 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

Ed Barton, Global Sourcing Strategic Director

First Data

Neeraj Basandra, Co-CEO & President

Primus Software

John Baumstark, Chairman, CEO

Suniva, Inc.

Todd Bell, Sr. Vice President, IT Infrastructure Management

Verizon Wireless

Andy Bodea, Chief Global Operations Officer

Equifax

Dan Candeto, General Manager - Global Bottler Solutions Group

The Coca-Cola Company

Paul Carmody, Chief Marketing Officer

Cbeyond

Michael Cassidy, President & CEO

Georgia Research Alliance

David Clapp, Managing Partner

CarterBaldwin Executive Search

Brett Clarence, Partner

Deloitte & Touche LLP

Dallas Clement, CFO

AutoTrader.com

Kevin Costello, President

Ariba, Inc.

Michael Cote, VP and General Manager

Dell SecureWorks

Alan Dabbiere, Chairman

AirWatch

Ravi Damodaram, President & CEO

Sun Technologies

Dan Darling, Chief Information Officer

Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.

Tricia Dempsey, CEO

Agile

Justin Eggart, GM of Technology

GE Energy Monitoring and Diagnostics Center

Eric Falthzik, Director, Customer Intelligence

Cox Communications, Inc.

Stephen Fleming, Vice Provost

Georgia Institute of Technology

Gina Gallo, President

Stratix Corporation

Hans Gant, Senior Vice President

Metro Atlanta Chamber

Sandeep Gauba, President & CEO

Metasys Technologies, Inc.

Patrick Gaul, VP-Sales

North America SafelyLocked, LLC

Stacie Hagan, EVP, Service Delivery & Corporate Processes

Earthlink

Steve Hamilton, Area Director of Business Distribution

Verizon Wireless

Mike Hartness, Former Executive Vice President, Enterprise Delivery Services

SunTrust Bank

Robert Hendricks Jr, CTO/CIO

McKesson Technology Solutions

Joan Herbig, CEO

ControlScan

Mark Johnson, Partner

TTV Capital

Kathy Kay, Director, Application Delivery Services

SunTrust Banks, Inc.

Bryson Koehler, EVP and CIO

The Weather Company

Sam Lim, Director CHS Operations, SPVTG

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Glenn Lurie, President, Emerging Devices, National Distribution & Resale

AT&T

Gary May, Dean, College of Engineering

Georgia Tech

Mike Mayoras, Board of Directors

RedPrarie

Barry McCarthy, President (Interim), Financial Services

First Data

Kevin McDearis, CIO

Manhattan Associates, Inc.

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

IBM

Jon Minutaglio, SVP & CTO

Fiserv

Mike Morris, Vice President

North Highland

Allen Moseley, General Partner

Noro-Moseley Partners

I. Sigmund Mosley, Jr., President

Imlay Investments

Mike Neumeier, Principal

Arketi Group

Dawn Patrick, Partner

Cherry Bekaert

Mike Reidenbach, Worldwide CIO

EVO Merchant Services

Andrew Rico, SVP/Senior Relationship Manager

Silicon Valley Bank

Janet Sherlock, Chief Information Officer

Carter's

Peter Sinisgalli, Independent Investor and Board of Directors, Manhattan Associates

Independent Investor

Mark Taylor, Vice President Enterprise Servers, Systems, and Software

Arrow Electronics

Martin Tilson, Managing Partner

The Tilson Group

Sanjeev Tirath, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Pyramid Consulting, Inc.

John Trainor, Chief Information Officer

Aaron's

Bill VanCuren, Vice President & CIO

NCR Corporation

Carrie Wheeler, Chief Information Officer

Cbeyond

Olin Wise, Chief Technology Officer - Distributed Systems

TSYS

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, Partner; CEO

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

Nigel Zelcer, Partner

Jabian Consulting

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