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.


  • 35,000+ Members
  • 2,000+ Member Companies
  • 200+ Events per year
  • 27 Societies

Membership in TAG puts you in good company: a who's who of tech leaders and pioneers. With over 35,000 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 broad cross section of industries and topics. Our 27 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.


Larry Williams

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.

Heather Maxfield

Vice President, Government Affairs and Statewide Economic Development

Julie Bryant Fisher

Chief Experience Officer

Kellie Jackson

Associate Director, Accounting

Kenyetta A. Parks

Director, Corporate Development

Kidra Coulter

Director Corporate Development

Kyle A. Ross

Senior Director, Sponsorship Relations

Larry Williams

President and Chief Executive Officer

Madeline Lipthrott

Membership and Customer Service Manager

Mary Kay Boler

Director, Development, TAG Education Collaborative

Natalie Y. Asanti, CPA

Vice President, Finance

Rebecca Brubaker

Chief of Staff

Rebecca Markusson

Senior Director, Corporate Events & Society Engagement

Shanice Saunders

Manager of Programs and Student Engagement, TAG Education Collaborative

Sherita Martin

Director, Internal Operations & Event Support

Tiffany Stewart

Director, Corporate Events

Vince DeSilva

Executive Vice President & Chief Revenue Officer

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Leadership Council

2019 TAG Leadership Council

Raj Verma, Executive & VP Procurement Services


Business Process Management

Reid P. Eastburn, Owner

Eastburn Associates


David Flannery


Chris Carter, VP Market Development



Marc Borrelli

Kaizen Solutions LLC

Corporate Development

Georgi Gullia, Director of Business Development

Cherry Bekaert

Corporate Development

Lisa Fiondella, CEO

reFocus Analytics


Melanie Siewert



Ken Viciana, Operations Leader- Business Analytics

First Data

Data Governance

Spencer Taft, Director of Analytics/BI

Cox Enterprises

Data Science & Analytics

Tony Verde


Data Science & Analytics

Dorren Schmitt, Director of Technology Engineering

The Weather Channel


David Lieberman

The Anigraphical Etudes

Digital Media & Entertainment

Sean M. Banks, Partner

TTV Capital


Michele Madison

Morris, Manning and Martin, LLP


Jacqueline Plair Rushin, Managing Principal

Rich Rush Enterprises, LLC

Diversity and Inclusion

Roy Hadley

Adams and Reese LLP

Information Security

Steve Laufersweiler, VP Business Development

Ascent LLC


Troy Gautier, CEO

Alliances Progress

International Business

Tina Guldberg, Director of Strategic Partnerships

Georgia Tech Manufacturing Institute


Bryan Stewart, Associate

Morris, Manning and Martin, LLP


Scott Williford, CEO



Bob Klein, CEO

Digital Scientists


Nitin Mahindrakar, Principal - Product & Strategy


Product Management

Ronnie Bratcher

Arete Alliance, LLC


Kyle Tothill, Partner


Sales Leadership

Barb Giamanco

Social Centered Selling

Sales Leadership

Ron Steiger, Sr. Solutions Director, IoT COE, Americas

Software AG

Smart Energy

Brian Benn, Sr. Director of Information Technology

MCIC Vermont

Southeastern Software Association

Cindi Hane, Vice President, Product Management


Supply Chain & Logistics

Dennis Bruce

Tangonet Business Solutions


Sandy Welfare, Executive Director

Women in Technology

Women in Technology

Kayce Denson, Business Analyst


Young Professionals

Board of Directors

2019 TAG Board of Directors

Don Addington, President


Will Alexander, VP of Information Systems, Procurement & Energy Management

RaceTrac Petroleum

Claire Arnold, CEO

Leapfrog Services

Ben Balsley, CEO


Chris Burger, VP Global Technology Business Management & Global CIO Chief of Staff


Jeffrey Buzzelli, SVP, Central Division

Comcast Business

Hartley Caldwell, Head of Debit & STAR Technology

First Data

Tim Callahan, SVP, Global Chief Security Officer


Dallas Clement, EVP & Chief Financial Officer

COX Enterprises

Christina Critzer, Senior Vice President, Intelligent Automation

SunTrust Banks, Inc.

David Dabbiere, Board Member/Legal Advisor


Ravi Damodaram, President & CEO

Sun Technologies, Inc.

Christopher Downing, Vice President, Enterprise Innovation Institute

Georgia Institute of Technology

Scott Eason, Global Vice President

Verizon Enterprise Solutions

Justin Eggart, GM Engineering

General Electric Power

Ryan Esparza, Chief Information Officer

Jackson Healthcare

David Excell, Co-founder and CTO


Jay Ferro, CIO


Gina Gallo, President and CEO

Stratix Corporation

Kelly Gay, Vice President - Vertical & loT Services

Sierra Wireless

Chad Gold, Chief Financial Officer

Sales Loft

Stacie Hagan, SVP & Chief People Officer


Andrew Hamilton

CoStar Group

David Hammond, President

Abel Solutions, LLC

David Hartnett, Chief Economic Development Officer

Metro Atlanta Chamber

Steve Hassett, Chief Operating Officer

GT Software

Robert Hendricks Jr, President Technology Solutions

Integra Connect

Patrick Hiller, CEO and Co-founder

Cumberland Group

Stephen Ichatha, General Manager


Quincy Johnson, Vice President, Digital Advertising Systems

Turner Broadcasting System

Larry K. Williams, President and Chief Executive Officer

Technology Association of Georgia

Jesse Kallman, President

Airbus Aerial

Bryson Koehler, CTO


Christopher Lindner, VP & CIO

Manhattan Associates, Inc.

Kevin McInturff, VP Product Development - Financial Services


Ron McMurtrie, Chief Marketing Officer


Danielle McPherson, General Manager, IT Digital Transformation & Program Delivery CoE

Delta Air Lines

Ryan Millsap, Chairman & CEO

Blackhall Studios and Irinda Capital Management

John Minutaglio, CTO

Strategic Link

Mike Neumeier, Owner, Principal & CMO

Arketi Group

Dawn Patrick, Managing Partner

Cherry Bekaert LLP

Kevin Petersen, SVP Wireless Product Marketing


Scott Price, Chief Strategy and Transformation Officer


Mike Reidenbach, EVP and Worldwide CIO

EVO Payments International

Romeen Sheth, President

Metasys Technologies, Inc.

Ian Stuttard, Head of Product


Michael Sullivan, VP & CIO

Southern Company Gas

Julie Talbot-Hubbard, Global VP and GM, Digital Identity & Data Services


Mark Taylor, SVP, Global Software Channels

Pitney Bowes

Martin Tilson, Chairman

Southeast Investor Group

Sanjeev Tirath, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Pyramid Consulting, Inc.

Brooks Tobey, Head of Tech Strategy & Business Operations

Turner Broadcasting System

Kyle Tothill, Partner, Co-Founder & Managing Director


John Trainor, CIO

Aaron's Inc.

Bill VanCuren, SVP & CIO

NCR Corporation

Nancy Williams, CEO/Owner

ASAP Solutions Group, LLC & WeFresh LLC

John Yates, Attorney, Corporate Technology Group

Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP

Dennis Zakas, Managing Partner

Zakas & Leonard LLP

Nigel Zelcer, Partner/Co-founder

Jabian Consulting

Michael Zeto, Vice President, Internet of Things


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