Larry K. Williams
President & Chief Executive Officer
Larry Williams is President and CEO of the Technology Association of Georgia.
Williams brings more than 25 years of experience in global branding, international trade and finance, public and industrial policy, and administration and management to TAG. As the former president and CEO of The Beacon Council, Miami-Dade County’s official economic development partnership, Williams helped facilitate local, national and international business growth and expansion programs. Under Williams’ leadership The Beacon Council created and executed a new economic development framework to help the area grow and secure investments in today’s innovation economy. This is resulted in $687 million in new investment, 119 company relocations or expansions, and more than 4,500 new jobs.
From 2011 to 2014 Williams helped shape the vision for Atlanta’s tech sector as vice president of technology development at the Metro Atlanta Chamber. He provided leadership and direction to the Chamber’s Mobility Task Force, positioning Atlanta as a global hub of mobile technology, and to the Technology Leadership Council.
Chief of Staff & Operations
Rebecca is excited to be part of the TAG team as Chief of Staff. She has spent her career with some of Atlanta’s best organization committed to the future of the region, including the Metro Atlanta Chamber and the Atlanta Police Foundation. With more than 20 years working with Atlanta leadership, Rebecca knows companies find great value and real purpose in supporting the communities they touch, resulting in financial growth, employee engagement and world perception. Her experience encompasses collecting and analyzing information, creating and implementing strategy, and collaborating closely with diverse audiences to successfully accomplish company initiatives. She thrives on giving order to chaos and making others successful.
Chief Development Officer
Jason Patrick serves as Chief Development Officer for the Technology Association of Georgia.
Jason brings deep experience over 28 years bulding high performance, growth-focused revenue and development teams in technology service, SaaS, and analytics companies. He has worked in a variety of strategic and executive positions at companies including Procure Analytics, Aptos LS Retail, Calero, SAP, and Ernst & Young. Jason is also a U.S. Army veteran.
Jason is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point and holds an M.S. in Health Systems (Systems Engineering) from the Georgia Insititute of Technology.
Vice President, Marketing & Communications
Vice President, Public Affairs
Executive Director of TAG Education Collaborative (TAG-Ed)
Heather Maxfield serves as the Vice President, Development. In this role, she will be responsible for producing TAG’s annual State of the Industry: Technology in Georgia Report. This report, which is supported by the Georgia Economic and Community Development Department (GDEcD), the Georgia Research Alliance (GRA) and the Metro Atlanta Chamber (MAC), provides an in-depth analysis of factors critical to the continued success and growth of the Atlanta technology community.
Heather will also be responsible for executive TAG’s Business Launch Competition, Facilitating Leadership Council meetings, TAG Radio, the TAG Ambassadors program, developing White Papers and TAG’s Society Showcase, as well as several TAG Societies including BPM, CRM, Entrepreneurs and Infrastructure Societies.
Prior to joining TAG, Heather was a Community Outreach Director for Edison Learning – an education management company. Other experience includes nearly a decade of educating state and federal legislators on issues facing Georgia credit unions and educators, serving as an account coordinator for Duffey Communications, a public relations firm in Atlanta, interning for Rep. John J. LaFalce (D-NY) and working on the political campaign of Rep. Newt Gingrich (R-GA).
Heather holds a bachelor’s degree in political science and international studies from State University of New York at Brockport. She has also attended the University of Georgia.
Dr. Loretta Daniels, CDP
Director of TAG Bridge Builders
Dr. Loretta Daniels is an expert in organizational leadership, DEI, conflict management, communication, and leadership coaching. In addition, she specializes in organizational leadership and cultural competency. As an executive leader in the corporate arena, Dr. Daniels has served in executive leadership roles such as Chief Operations Officer, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Executive Director of Sales Operations, and General Manager. In addition, she has written corporate training manuals Leading by Example and Fast Track to Excellence. As the former Executive Director of Corporate Relations of Kennesaw State University (KSU), she worked with medium and large organizations to define and deliver leadership growth certificate programs designed to align with the company’s vision and objectives.
Dr. Daniels partnered with C-level Leadership and HR to determine leadership development goals, identify training gaps, enable cultural workplace initiatives, and implement gender pay equality and equitable hiring practices. Additionally, she served as the University Office of Diversity and Inclusion Co-Chair, and Presidential Commission on Gender & Work-Life Issues. She advised executive teams, including the President and Chief Diversity Officer, and consulted as a subject matter expert on DEI challenges and solutions and supported DEI’s continuous improvement efforts.
As an adjunct instructor of Leadership at KSU since 2002, Dr. Daniels delivered in-class and online lectures encouraging students to think strategically by applying fundamentals to real-world problems. Courses taught included Corporate Communication and Conflict Resolution, Human Communications, Public Speaking, Writing for Public Communication, and Foundations of Leadership. Additionally, she has designed a Coursera Specialty Certificate program, Leadership Out the Box, which will be offered in Fall 2022.
Dr. Daniels received a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Organizational Leadership from Johnson University, a Master of Science (MS) in Conflict Management, a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Communication from Bradley University, and a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Mass Communication/Media Studies from KSU. She is a Certified Diversity Professional and the author of two books, For Women Only, Women Mean Business (J & W Publishers, 1992), and Unlock Your Success, a Comprehensive Guide for Starting a Successful Business (J & W Publishers, 2006). Dr. Daniels’ upcoming book, Leadership and Diversity – A Practice-Based Systemic Approach to Cultural Competency, published by SAGE Publications, will be available in January 2024. This textbook will offer a new and comprehensive approach to organizational leadership to address the paradigm shift in our global business community.
Membership Development Manager
Senior Director of Corporate Development
Events Communications Manager
Senior Director, Innovation and Partnership
Digital Assets & Communications Director
Finance and Administration
Associate Director, Accounting
Kellie Jackson joined the TAG staff as Associate Director of Accounting on April 2017. In her role she served as a liaison for the Corporate Development society and the Associate Director of Accounting. She is a native of New Orleans, Louisiana and attended Louisiana State University. She values teamwork and relationships and believes that treating people like you want to be treated is still the golden rule. Kellie enjoys meeting new people and spending time with family & friends.
Marketing Coordinator, TAG-Ed
Program Manager, TAG-Ed
Program Manager, TAG-Ed