PHOENIX, Nov. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Arizona Technology Council today announced that Bob Witwer, vice president of Advanced Technology for Honeywell Aerospace has been re-elected as its Chairman of the Board and Michael Guggemos, CIO, Insight Enterprises as its Vice Chairman. Both positions will be up for re-election in October, 2015 for one year terms.
Additional officers elected at the meeting for one year terms include Jacque Westling, partner, Quarles & Brady LLP as Secretary and Eric Lewis, partner, Ernst & Young as Treasurer. Steve Zylstra remains president and CEO.
"We have recruited a roster of world-class business leaders who are extremely committed to our member's success," said Steven G. Zylstra, president and CEO of the Arizona Technology Council. "These are highly respected executives and collectively, they provide a wealth of experience that will be vital to the Council's future."
Re-elected as directors to serve additional three-year terms were Bill Koenig, sr. vice president, Western Alliance Bank, David Beauchamp, partner, Clark Hill PLC and Steve Reinhart, sr. vice president, Wells Fargo Bank.
New additions to the board include Clint Harder, CTO and general manager, OneNeck IT Solutions and Laurent Badoux, chair, Phoenix Labor & Employment Practices, Greenberg Traurig LLP. Both were elected to serve as directors in three year terms.
Ray Harris, director, Fennemore Craig PC and James Powers, CEO, Calibrus Call Center Services, now both serve in Emeritus positions. All changes were ratified in a unanimous vote during a regular session of the Council's Board of Directors' meeting on October 16, 2014.
The Arizona Technology Council's executive officers and board of directors serve in an advisory and fiduciary role by representing the interests of the state's technology industries in the Council's strategic planning and on-going operations. This translates into topnotch ideas and wisdom that turn into executable programs that benefit all Council members.
The Arizona Technology Council's current Board of Directors includes 32 members, five of which are officers. Companies represented include:
Alerion, American Express, Aspect Software, Appointment Plus, Arizona State University Office of Knowledge and Enterprise Development, Avnet, Axosoft, Clark Hill PLC, Cox Communications, Ernst & Young, Greenberg Traurig LLP, Honeywell, Infusionsoft, Insight Enterprises, Intel Corporation, IO, Lane Terralever, Lumension Security, Inc., MSS Technologies, OnTop Technology Corporation, OneNeck IT Solutions, Quarles & Brady LLP, Raytheon Company, Ryley Carlock & Applewhite, Solugenix Corporation, Symantec, TGen, Tech Finders, Telesphere, 360 Vantage, Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., Western Alliance Bank.
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.
SOURCE Arizona Technology Council