PHOENIX, March 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Responding to new member growth and the continuing signs of positive economic health in Arizona's technology sector, the Arizona Technology Council (http://www.aztechcouncil.org) today announced the hiring of Jennifer Ayres as a second director for membership services for the Phoenix metropolitan area. Jennifer joins Phoenix-based senior director, membership services, Deborah Zack, and director of the Arizona Technology Council's Southern Arizona office Alex Rodriguez, in business development roles for the Council.
"Jennifer's skills and enthusiasm are a perfect fit for our organization and she is a welcome addition to our seasoned staff," said Steven Zylstra, president and CEO of the Arizona Technology Council. "Jennifer will play a critical role in executing on our 2013 Strategic Plan and New Vision of becoming the driving force behind making our state the fastest growing technology hub in the nation; connecting and empowering Arizona's technology community."
Jennifer came to the Council from member company Phoenix Analysis & Design Technologies (PADT), a mechanical engineering services company headquartered in Tempe, where she led PADT's business development and marketing efforts. Currently, she serves as chairman of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, Arizona Chapter and is an active member of the Arizona Technology Investor Forum, Arizona Council of Engineering and Scientific Associations and the Arizona Tooling and Manufacturing Association.
Jennifer's role will focus on continuing to grow the Council's over 700 member companies, providing support to current members and staffing several of the organization's ten committees, including the Phoenix Ambassador Committee.
The Council's expansion comes at a time when according to the "Science and Technology in Arizona" report published by the Arizona Commerce Authority, Arizona's science and technology industries are going to continuously grow with steady investment in technology and innovation at both academic and industrial level.
"I enjoy the excitement that comes with being an advocate for leading-edge technology companies," said Ayres. "An Arizona Technology Council membership is a 'must have' for any organization wishing to attract new business and connect with decision makers in this industry."
About the Arizona Technology Council
The Arizona Technology Council is Arizona's premier trade association for science and technology companies. Recognized as having a diverse professional business community, Council members work towards furthering the advancement of technology in Arizona through leadership, education, legislation and social action. The Arizona Technology Council offers numerous events, educational forums and business conferences that bring together leaders, managers, employees and visionaries to make an impact on the technology industry. These interactions contribute to the Council's culture of growing member businesses and transforming technology in Arizona. To become a member or to learn more about the Arizona Technology Council, please visit http://www.aztechcouncil.org.
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