Atlanta, G – October 4, 2011 – The Atlanta-based non-profit association Women in Technology (WIT) announced the appointment of Stephanie Hill as its executive director. Hill’s background includes more than 20 years of experience leading technology and nonprofit organizations.
“Hill has an impressive resume of experiences which are sure to benefit the WIT community,” said Sandra Hofmann, president of WIT. “She has well-established skills in leadership, and the business acumen and strategic vision necessary to sustain and grow WIT. Hill is an authentic, engaging and collaborative leader able to leverage and focus communities and teams to achieve results. We are delighted that she has accepted the position as executive director for WIT, Inc. and WIT Foundation.”
Hill most recently served as managing principle, business development for Magellan Associates LLC , a management consulting firm specializing in helping companies transform organizations into sustainable models of collaboration and productivity. Prior to that, she served as chief financial officer for the IT Senior Management Forum (ITSMF), a national non-profit organization dedicated to cultivating executive talent among African-American IT professionals.
“WIT is well respected and recognized for operational excellence and advocacy,” said Hill. “I believe that WIT’s mission to develop and promote women for success has enormous impact on our community. Although focused on all elements of WIT’s work, my initial role will be to develop strategic relationships to sustain our programs, especially Girls Get IT and Careers in Action. The opportunity to work with the leadership and volunteers of WIT is one that I am greatly looking forward to.”
Hill has an MBA from Emory’s Goizueta School of Business, and obtained her BS in Computer Science from the University of Pittsburgh. Her previous roles have included serving as senior vice president of Debit Card Technology at Bank of America, Charlotte, as well as chief information officer at UPS Capital, Atlanta.
Hill will be joining WIT’s association management firm, Meeting Expectations, as WIT’s executive director, effective October 17, 2011.
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 www.mywit.org.
About Meeting Expectations
Founded in 1992, Meeting Expectations is a full service global meeting and association management firm headquartered in Atlanta, GA, and is one of Corporate Meetings & Incentives magazine’s Top 25 North American Meeting and Incentive Companies. Meeting management services include budget development, pre-show planning, online-registration, on-site and logistics management, education and program management, speaker and exhibit management, tradeshow management, event marketing, site selection, contract negotiation and technology solutions services. Meeting Expectations is an ASAE-accredited association management company, serving association clients by providing strategic planning and board development, headquarters services, website development and database solutions, membership marketing and management, governance management, meeting management, financial management and much more. For more information, please visit www.meetingexpectations.com.
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