CTA adds four new members to board

Thursday October 5, 2017 1 comments Tags: Denver, Colorado Technology Association , Andrea Young, Scott Heimes, Vernon Irvin, Joe Thurman, Patrick Jehu

DENVER -- Colorado Technology Association (CTA) announced the addition of four board of directors members who will bring new perspectives in the organization’s drive to advance the Colorado tech community.CTA_logoUSE

Together, they represent the dynamic range of companies that call Colorado home and highlight tech’s omnipresence regardless of industry, CTA said.

A central theme of marketing and human capital runs through the new board members, which will be key in attracting and retaining the best talent to the state at a time when there aren’t enough workers to fill all the technical positions available, according to CTA.

“Colorado’s remarkable growth has brought a wave of upstarts and established companies looking to grow their presence,” said Andrea Young, CTA’s president and CEO.

“These board members will help us keep pace through a message that speaks to what makes Colorado a unique place to live and work.”

The new members bring the board to 45 total, and together represent more than 50 percent of Colorado’s tech workforce.

The new members are:

  • Scott Heimes, CMO, Sendgrid
  • Vernon Irvin, SVP of Sales and Marketing, CenturyLink
  • Patrick Jehu, principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP and Deloitte Digital
  • Joe Thurman, founder & CEO, Jobber Group.

I love the staff at CTA and a strong supporter. however, a "board" of 45 people is not a workable board. Perhaps they should consider forming an advisory board of all the industries/companies which want to have some input rather than a huge number on the board. IF each of the companies had 10,000 people on their mailing list, and promoted the CTA events, with their employees, and customers AND had a link to the CTA website as a supporter/member of CTA it would be effective. and solidify CTA's prominence.

- Fred T.