ATLANTA (September 27, 2019) – The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG), the state’s leading association dedicated to the promotion and economic advancement of Georgia’s technology ecosystem, has launched a new council dedicated to strengthening the missions of TAG’s 25 professional Societies.

TAG’s 25 Societies bring together tech leaders and companies from leading industry sectors for compelling events, peer engagement and leadership opportunities. Led by TAG members, the Societies convene leaders from tech sectors including information security, cloud technology, digital health, supply chain and logistics, data science and analytics, sales leadership, marketing and other vital niche communities that power the tech ecosystem.

The Chair Emeritus Council (CEC), comprised of previous Board Chairs of TAG Societies, will serve as an advisory group helping to steer strategy and policy for the Societies and support their growth.

“It’s been a privilege to work with TAG executive leadership and the Society Leadership Council Chair, Kyle Tothill Co-Founder and Managing Partner of eHire, in forming the first TAG Chair Emeritus Council (CEC) to recognize the brilliant leadership of former TAG society chairs,” said Senour Reed, Director, Jabian Consulting and current Chair Emeritus Council Chair.

“The inaugural CEC members have delivered extraordinary thought leadership and volunteer work in developing top performing TAG societies during their tenure as chairs. As TAG leaders, our council work will continue to support TAG’s mission to educate, promote, influence and unite Georgia’s technology community as it helps fuel the innovation economy for the 21st century,” Reed said.

Together, TAG Societies put on more than 150 events and programs each year covering emerging industry trends, hot topics, thought leadership and awards. Each year, a TAG Society Board Chair is recognized for the TAG Impact Award, presented at TAG’s annual event, The Summit.


TAG CEC members include:

  • Senour Reed, Jabian Consulting, Chair Emeritus Council Chair
  • Kyle Tothill, eHire, TAG Sales Leadership Society, TAG Society Leadership Council Chair
  • Bob Wright, Argus AI, TAG Data Science & Analytics Society
  • Chad McCloud, Jabian Consulting, TAG CRM/CX Society
  • Dan Foster, Verizon, TAG Mobility Society
  • Hal Schlenger, HIPNation, TAG Marketing Society
  • Jim Forbes, Vizzia Technologies, TAG Corporate Development Society
  • Lisa Fiondella, Experian, TAG CRM/CX Society
  • Liz Simpson, MiMedx, TAG Retail Society
  • Margaret Wise, Arke, TAG CRM/CX Society
  • Pat Williams, Mckinsey Daniels, TAG Digital Health Society
  • Steve Hassett, GT Software, TAG Corporate Development Society
  • Troy Gautier, Alliance Progress, TAG International Business Society

About the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG)

TAG is the leading technology industry association in the state, serving more than 30,000 members through regional chapters in Metro Atlanta, Athens, Augusta, Columbus, Macon/Middle Georgia, and Savannah. TAG’s mission is to educate, influence, promote, and unite Georgia’s technology community to fuel the innovation economy.

TAG 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 more than 150 events each year and serves as an umbrella organization for 25 professional societies. Additionally, the TAG Education Collaborative (TAG-Ed) focuses on helping science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education initiatives thrive.

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