For Immediate Release
Women In Technology (WIT) Announces 2010 Board of Directors and WIT Foundation Board of Directors
Atlanta - January 28, 2010 - Women in Technology (WIT), is announcing today its 2010 Board of Directors and WIT Foundation Board of Directors.
WIT’s newly elected president for 2010 is Sandy Hofmann, CIO-in-Residence at the Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC). Hofmann has been a volunteer with WIT since 2001, serving as WIT’s vice-president (2009) and as a Board Director with WIT and the WIT Foundation (2007 and 2008.) Selected as Georgia CIO of the Year in 2003, Hofmann was also a finalist for WIT’s Woman of the Year in Technology in 2003 and 2004. Formerly the COO at Turknett Leadership Group and Closets and More, Sandy was also CIO and Chief People Officer at MAPICS. She is a member of the TechBridge Board of Directors and has served on the Board of Directors for AAA Auto Club South, AkroMetrix, AeA Southeast Council and as chairman of SHRM-Atlanta Board of Directors. She serves on numerous advisory councils including Virima and Turknett Leadership Group.
- Other members of WIT’s board of directors include:
- Brenda Holmes, Kilpatrick Stockton, WIT vice president
- Cheryl King, Prime Oncology, WIT treasurer
- Tricia Dempsey, Agile, WIT secretary
- Jamie Greene, Kilpatrick Stockton, WIT past president
- Denise Billups, C Robinson Associates, WIT director
- Marianne Johnson, Equifax, WIT director
- Marian Lucia, WIT director
- Jennifer Sobocinski, CarterBaldwin Executive Search, WIT director
- Terry Trout, Cbeyond, WIT director
- Helen Berg, Hitachi Consulting, WIT director
- Judi Vitale, Acuity CFO, WIT board chair
“My personal passion to act as a constructively provocative stimulus for building the technology community is perfectly matched with WIT’s mission to develop and promote women for success in technology in Georgia. With premier leadership meetings, programs and events developed to help women succeed and be recognized for those achievements, WIT is definitely the fast track Georgia women want to be on! ” says Hofmann.
For 2010, Margot King will serve as President of the WIT Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Women in Technology. Margot previously served as Vice President (2009), Secretary (2008), and as Co-Chair of WIT Connect 2006. King is the Founder and Vice President of OnSite Resource Solutions, a ZeroChaos Company that specializes in global workforce solutions by optimizing talent acquisition processes. She has been the creator, producer and host of Job Talk, a nationally syndicated radio talk show about career empowerment. King has 25 years experience in the human resource consulting business and is a nationally recognized pioneer in the concept of on-site recruitment and retention solutions. She is the co-author of Perfect Phrases for Perfect Hiring, a McGraw-Hill publication (2007).
“It is our mission to attract young women to explore and enroll in STEM related college programs consequently increase that future female workforce population,” says King. “It is truly gratifying to see girls get excited about how everyday lives are impacted by science and technology, and how they can visualize themselves being a future innovator.”
The WIT Foundation board for 2009 includes:
- Jannet Thoms, First Data, WIT Foundation vice president
- Emily Suppe, Accenture, WIT Foundation treasurer
- Denise Reese, Wipro, WIT Foundation secretary
- Vickie Albee, Allset Consulting, WIT Foundation past president
- Henrietta Barnes, Qcept Technologies, WIT Foundation director
- Lisa Clancey, SunTrust, WIT Foundation director
- Vicki Hamilton, Turner, WIT Foundation director
- Lori Turbe, Grant Thornton, WIT Foundation director
- Marian Lucia, WIT Foundation director
- Judi Vitale, Acuity CFO, WIT Foundation director
- Helen Berg, Hitachi Consulting, WIT Foundation board chair
Heather S. Rocker continues as executive director for WIT.
About WIT and WIT Foundation
WIT's mission is to develop and promote women for success in technology in Georgia. Each year, more than 1,000 thought leaders and professionals attend WIT Forums, WIT’s leadership and networking series. WIT delivers professional development programs, such as WIT Executive Coaching and WIT Careers in Action, to enable members to hone their leadership skills and achieve visibility within the business community.
WIT’s philanthropic and educational programs, such as Girls Get IT, provide outreach to educate and encourage girls and young women to pursue careers in science and technology. WIT has two annual premier events, WIT Connect, WIT’s annual fundraiser event, and WIT’s Women of the Year in Technology Awards honoring the women who lead Georgia’s technology community. WIT is a founding society of the Technology Association of Georgia, an umbrella membership organization that serves the Georgia technology community. For more information on WIT and the WIT Foundation, WIT’s philanthropic arm, visit www.mywit.org.