Atlanta, GA – January 25, 2012 – The Atlanta-based non-profit association Women in Technology (WIT) announced the appointment of an impressive roster of Atlanta leaders forthe 2012 board of directors for WIT and WIT Foundation, WIT’s philanthropic arm. Board members include technology executives from some of the most respected Atlanta companies, including, for WIT: Dawn Patrick, Cherry, Bekaert & Holland; and Shannon Johnston, ShopVisible, and for WIT Foundation: Cigdem Delano, Morehouse School of Medicine; Lisa McVey, McKesson; and Marie Mouchet, Southern Company.

“We are both honored and thrilled to welcome this talented leadership to our already fantastic Board,” said Brenda Holmes, incoming President of WIT Inc. “We know that the addition to our boards will only enhance the strategic work that we have planned”, comments Jannet Walker, incoming President of WIT Foundation.  The leadership of WIT is actively focused on providing professional development, recognizing deserving leaders and delivering exciting programs that will excite young women to pursue technology careers. Our vision is a technology community enriched by the successes of women.

Returning Board members of WIT include President, Brenda Holmes, Kilpatrick Townsend; Denise Billups, C Robinson Associates; Jennifer Sobocinski, CarterBaldwin Executive Search; Marianne Johnson, Elavon; Sandy Hofmann, ATDC; and Tricia Dempsey, Agile. Interlocking Board members include Cheryl King, Prime Oncology; Judi Vitale, Vitale CFO; and Lisa Clancey, SunTrust.

Returning WIT Foundation Board members include President, Jannet Walker, Hill International; Denise Reese, Wipro; Henrietta Barnes; Lori Turbe, Grant Thornton LLP; Margot King, ZeroChaos; and Vicki Hamilton.

“The wealth of corporate experiences captured in our Board members is certain to contribute to the achievement of WIT and WIT Foundation’s vision and to increase the number of women in the Georgia technology community choosing science and technology careers” said Board Chair Judi Vitale. “I am delighted to welcome our new and returning executives to the Board of Directors.”

About Women in Technology (WIT)

WIT’s mission is to serve as passionate advocates for advancing women in Georgia’s technology community. Each year, more than 1,000 thought leaders and professionals attend WIT Forums, WIT’s leadership and networking series. Through “Careers in Action”, WIT delivers professional development programs such as Executive Readiness, Leadership Foundations, and Success by Design, created to enable women to hone their leadership skills and achieve visibility within the business community. WIT’s philanthropic and educational programs, known as Girls Get IT, collaborate with the business, education, and nonprofit communities to inspire girls of all ages to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). WIT has two annual premier events, WIT Connect: Connecting for a Cause (our annual fundraiser) and WIT’s Women of the Year in Technology Awards honoring the women who successfully 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


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