ATLANTA, GA — Women in Technology (WIT), an association committed to the development of women in Georgia’s technology industry, announced Cherie Fuzzell, CEO, Parkmobile, and Jay Ferro, CIO, American Cancer Society will co-chair the 21st Annual WIT Connect on June 11th at the Georgia Aquarium.

WHAT: 21st Annual WIT Connect

WHEN: Thursday, June 11, 2015 @ 6PM

WHERE: Georgia Aquarium, 225 Baker St., NW, Atlanta, GA 30313

WIT Connect is a unique fundraiser that auctions “time” with executives from top Georgia corporations, drawing hundreds of leaders in the technology community together to raise money in support of WIT programming aimed at developing women technology leaders, and WIT Foundation philanthropyinitiatives like Girls Get IT and grants to STEM-focused nonprofits.

“Since 2002, WIT Connect has been a line item in every single budget my organization has prepared,” according to Brian Church, Senior Vice President-Business Development, Pyramid Consulting. “It is one of only a few MUST ATTEND events in the Atlanta market, both for deepening existing client relationships and developing new ones. Simply stated: if you are not attending and bidding at WIT Connect, you are not really serious about growing your business in Atlanta.”

About the Co-Chairs

Cherie Fuzzell is the CEO of Parkmobile, the leading provider of on-demand and prepaid mobile

payments for on- and off-street parking. Their services are used in more than 600 locations in the U.S. by millions of registered users. Cherie is also the 2014 winner of WIT’s Women of the Year for small and emerging businesses. She has over 17 years of executive experience in the payments and healthcare industries, as well as seven years of mergers & acquisitions experience with the international law firm, Jones Day. Cherie was most recently President and CEO of FirstView and has held senior positions with USBancorp, NOVA Information Systems, Inc. (now Elavon), and Magellan Health Services.

Jay Ferro, CIO, American Cancer Society, is responsible for the people, strategy and operations of the global information technology of the organization. Ferro joined the Society’s executive staff in 2012, bringing a deep, personal commitment to the fight against cancer. In 2007, he founded the nonprofit group Priscilla’s Promise, in honor of his late wife, who died from cancer. Priscilla’s Promise raises funds for cervical cancer education and research; Ferro currently serves as the group’s executive director. Ferro was selected as Georgia CIO of the Year in 2011, and is currently serving as chair for the Georgia

CIO Leadership Association. In 2011, he was elected to the board of directors for TechBridge, an

Atlanta-based nonprofit that helps other nonprofits use technology to improve their capability to serve the community.

Philanthropy

Proceeds from WIT Connect support WIT Foundation initiatives like Girls Get IT, WIT on Campus, and grants to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) focused nonprofits and local schools. Since 2007, WIT Connect has raised more than $2 million to support WIT’s mission to serve as passionate advocates for advancing women in Georgia’s technology community. Funds raised enableWIT to provide networking, thought leadership, and professional development   to Georgia’s leading women in technology.

Sponsorships

To sponsor WIT Connect or get event updates, please contact Pat Hurston, phurston@mywit.org; (T) 470-823-3228.

About Women in Technology

Women in Technology, an Atlanta-based organization, passionately supports women at every stage of their STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) careers — from the classroom to the

boardroom. WIT has set a goal of making Georgia the state with the highest percentage of women in the STEM workforce by the year 2020. WIT enables women to build strong networks, develop leadership skills and advance their careers. WIT is the largest, most active female-centered STEM organization in the metro Atlanta region.

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