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Technology Association of Georgia President to Make Appearance at ASP Conference

TAG’s Tino Mantella joins other thought leaders in Panel Discussion on April 24th  

Atlanta (April 11th, 2013) – The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG), announced today that its President and CEO, Tino Mantella will participate in the Executive Keynote Panel at the Association for Strategic Planning (ASP)  2013 Annual Conference. The Conference will be held April 22–24 at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis in Atlanta, Georgia. 

Joining Mantella on the panel will be other top strategy executives including:

  • Cal Kellogg, CSO, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Arkansas
  • Russ McGuire, VP Strategy, Sprint-Nextel
  • Paul Hamalian, Sr. Director, Strategic Planning, Habitat for Humanity
  • Toby Black, Global Sr. VP of Strategic Marketing, CHEP

“Strategic Planning is vital to any organization and it is one of the big reasons for TAG’s success,” said Tino Mantella, TAG President & Chief Executive Officer. “TAG is honored to participate in this important event.” 

The ASP 2013 Annual Conference brings together over 200 thought leaders and practitioners dedicated to advancing all aspects of strategic thinking, planning and action. The Executive Keynote Panel, which will take place at the Conference on April 24th at 8:00 AM, will focus on best and next practices in strategic planning, strategy management and strategy execution.

"This is an opportunity to connect the work ASP is doing to promote strategic thinking and collaboration with TAG's strategic efforts to make Georgia one of the top 5 states in technology,” said Lauret Howard who will be moderating the Executive Keynote Panel.

Howard is VP of Strategy, Brand and Risk Management at NASCO® which is a provider of claims processing and related IT solutions for Blue Cross and Blue Shield® Plans and a Premier TAG Member.

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The Association for Strategic Planning (ASP) is the preeminent professional association for those engaged in strategic thinking, planning and action. ASP currently has members in 40 states and several foreign countries, as well as active chapters operating in 14 metropolitan areas. Several others are currently in formation. The chapters serve the local area with networking and educational programs geared to the subject of strategic management. ASP’s Annual Conference is the nation's premier forum for professional discussion and exchange of information and experiences among strategic management practitioners. Once each year, the conference brings together thought leaders and practitioners dedicated to advancing all aspects of strategic thinking, planning and action. For more information, visit


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