Colorado Technology Association selects Andrea Young as new CEO

Wednesday May 18, 2016 Tags: Denver, CTA, Andrea Young, Michael Marcotte, Erik Mitisek

DENVER -- Colorado Technology Association  (CTA) announced Andrea J. Young, a technology executive with more than 20 years experience driving innovation and growth for multiple industries within the Colorado tech economy, as its new CEO. Andrea_Young.FIXED

Young replaces former CEO Erik Mitisek, who left the organization in March to take a position with the University of Denver.

Young began her career building state-of-the-art telecommunications platforms for commercial real estate in the Denver Tech Center.  She later served as CIO and CTO for  Janus Capital Group in Denver and with Boulder-based BI Incorporated, a GEO Group Company. 

In addition to her primary responsibilities as technology executive, Young has been an active leader within the industries and communities she has served. 

She has been a member of the CTA board of directors since 2010, serving as committee chair for several key initiatives and as chair of the board in 2013. 

Young holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Information Systems, and a Masters in Business Administration from University of Denver. 

“I am truly humbled and honored to be selected to lead the next evolution of CTA’s impact within the Colorado tech economy,” said Young. 

“I believe with the support of an incredible team, partner network, membership and board, my passion and experience will further the legacy to drive the mission of fueling Colorado’s economy, through technology.”

According to a Cyberstates 2016 report, Colorado’s technology sector is growing with more than 14,500 technology companies and an IT workforce over 159,000 employed in all industries across the state.

“In this nexus of growth, Andrea’s executive experience in the technology consumer space sets her apart as the right leader at the right time in CTA’s rich history of leadership,” said CTA Chairman of the Board Michael Marcotte, CEO, Acumen Digital.

Young will begin her CEO dutries June 6, the same week as the sold-out CTA Women in Technology Conference on June 10.