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New Members Added to TAG Board of Directors


ATLANTA (July 14th, 2014) –The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG), the state’s leading association dedicated to the promotion and economic advancement of Georgia’s technology industry, today officially announced several new members to its  Board of Directors (BOD):


  • Ravi Damodaram, President/CEO, Sun Technologies, Inc.

  • Kathy Kay, Sr. VP, Application Delivery Services, SunTrust Bank

  • Nancy Williams, Principal- ASAP Solutions Group, LLC

  • David Hartnett, Interim Sr. VP, Economic Development-Metro Atlanta Chamber

  • Trica Dempsey, CEO- Agile

  • John Trainor, CIO -Aaron’s

  • Ed Barton, Global Strategic Sourcing Director- First Data Corporation

  • Carrie Wheeler, Sr. VP/COO- Cbeyond

  • John Baumstark, Chairman/CEO - Suniva

  • Paul Judge, Chief Research Officer/VP- Barracuda Networks

  • Andrew Hamilton, CTO- Cardlytics, Inc.

  • William “Billy” Cutshaw, President/CEO- Allied Business Systems, LLC (ABS)

  • David Dabbiere, VP, Operations-AirWatch by VMWare

  • Teri McEvily, VP, Finance- Vonage Business Solutions, Inc


“TAG’s Board is an elite group of industry leaders who exhibit a tireless passion and energy for advancing Georgia’s technology industry,” stated Tino Mantella, TAG President and CEO. “I look forward to working with each new member and the entire BOD as we continue to build a vibrant and celebrated technology community.”


TAG has 66 active members on its board of directors representing large, medium and small companies across a multitude of Georgia’s technology sectors.  Members of the BOD support TAG events and initiatives throughout the year and advocate on behalf of the organization.


For a complete list of directors, visit:



About The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG)


TAG is the leading technology industry association in the state, serving more than 24,000 members through regional chapters in Metro Atlanta, Athens, Augusta, Columbus, Macon/Middle Georgia, and Savannah. TAG’s mission is to educate, promote, and unite Georgia’s technology community to foster an innovative and connected marketplace that stimulates and enhances a tech-based economy.


The association provides networking and educational programs; celebrates Georgia’s technology leaders and companies; and advocates for legislative action that enhances the state’s economic climate for technology.  TAG hosts over 200 events each year and serves as an umbrella organization for 34 professional societies. Additionally, the TAG Education Collaborative (TAG’s charitable arm) focuses on helping science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education initiatives thrive. 


For more information visit the TAG website at or TAG’s community website at To learn about the TAG-Ed Collaborative visit


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