Arizona Leaders Bring Deep Operations, Banking, Engineering and IT Experience to the Council
PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The Arizona Technology Council today announced it has appointed Chuck Vermillion, founder and CEO, AccountabilIT, Greg Kertman, commercial banking professional, Alliance Bank of Arizona, Bob Rasmussen, director of engineering, Honeywell Aerospace, and Chad Fogg, global program manager, Uber, to its board of directors. All four were elected unanimously to serve three-year terms at the Council’s quarterly board meeting held October 18.
“Chuck, Greg, Bob and Chad are fantastic additions to our board, bringing more than 80 years of combined professional experience,” said Steven G. Zylstra, president and CEO of the Arizona Technology Council. “They will be an important asset to the Council as we continue to advance our agenda designed to make a positive and lasting impact on the technology industry.”
The following resolutions were also announced at the quarterly board of directors meeting:
- Robert Witwer, vice president of advanced technology, Honeywell Aerospace, has been elected to serve on the executive committee and board of directors as an at-large, emeritus director for life.
- James Winnebrenner’s company Viptela was purchased by CISCO, and as a result he has been reappointed to continue to serve out his term on the board of directors for a three-year term ending October 31, 2020, under the auspices of his new employer.
- Michael Guggemos, chairman, Steve Zylstra, president and CEO, Jacque Westling, secretary, and Eric Lewis, treasurer, have been elected to serve as officers of the corporation for a one-year term ending October 31, 2018.
- David Beauchamp, member of Clark Hill PLC, who served as the director of corporation for six years, was celebrated for his years of service.
- Five existing members have been elected to serve a second, three-year term, Sharon Bondurant, founder and CEO, AZ Tech Finders; Shashi Jasthi, CEO, Solugenix; Eric Lewis, partner, EY; Charlie Treadwell, senior director, Symantec; and Venu Raghavan, CEO, Indecomm Global Services.
The Arizona Technology Council's board of directors serve an advisory and fiduciary role by representing the interests of the state’s technology industries in the Council's strategic planning and ongoing operations. The current board includes 41 members representing a diverse set of Arizona-based organizations. Fogg, Vermillion, Kertman, and Rasmussen provide a unique perspective on the industry, as well as strong backgrounds in a wide variety of business roles.
Chad Fogg, global program manager, Regulatory Compliance at Uber
Fogg graduated Summa Cum Laude from Arizona State University’s W.P. Carey School of Business in 2012 with a B.S. in Management + Entrepreneurship and a Certificate of International Business. Fogg currently serves as a Global Program Manager for Regulatory Compliance at Uber Technologies. Prior to Uber, he began his career as a revenue management analyst for U.S. Airways, where he also assisted with the American Airlines merger.
Chuck Vermillion, founder and CEO, AccountabilIT
Vermillion is the founder and CEO of AccountabilIT, a Scottsdale based provider of transformative information technology services. AccountabilIT provides services internationally from its offices in Scottsdale, Wayne, Pennsylvania, and Gurugram, India. Prior to AccountabilIT, Vermillion was the founder and CEO of OneNeck IT Services, a Scottsdale based managed services provider. Under Vermillion’s leadership, OneNeck grew to approximately $50 million in revenue and 250 employees. In July of 2011, Vermillion sold OneNeck to TDS, a Fortune 500 company and parent company of US Cellular, for $95 million.
Greg Kertman, commercial banking professional, Alliance Bank of Arizona
Kertman is a commercial banking professional and relationship manager with 14 years of experience in the Arizona market. He is committed to building long-term relationships with his clients by simplifying and solving complex financial challenges across a broad range of industries, including manufacturing, distribution, trade and transportation, healthcare, technology, retail, construction, and professional and business services.
Bob Rasmussen, director of engineering, Honeywell Aerospace
Rasmussen is director of engineering in Honeywell Aerospace’s Advanced Technology organization, where he is responsible for technology strategic planning and portfolio management, intellectual property management, university research and the continuous improvement of Advanced Technology’s open innovation and competitive intelligence processes. He has been with Honeywell for over 37 years in a variety of technology development, program management and leadership roles.
Companies represented on the Arizona Technology Council board of directors include:
AccountabilIT, Alerion Capital Group, Alliance Bank of Arizona, American Express, APS, Aspect Software, ASU - Office of Knowledge & Enterprise Development, Avnet, AZ Tech Finders, Ballard Spahr, Barrow Neurological Institute, BeyondTrust, Cox Communications, EY, Honeywell Aerospace, Indecomm Global Services, Infusionsoft, Insight Enterprises, Intel, International Research Center, JVP Strategic Consulting, LaneTerralever, MSS Technologies, PADT, PayPal, Phoenix Business Journal, Pinnacle Transplant Technologies, Quarles & Brady, Raytheon Missile Systems, Ryley Carlock & Applewhite, Securaplane Technologies, Solugenix, Symantec, TGen, Uber Technologies, University of Advancing Technology, The University of Arizona - Office for Research, Discovery and Innovation, Viptela, Vonage Business Solutions Group, WebPT and Wells Fargo Bank.
About the Arizona Technology Council
The Arizona Technology Council is Arizona’s premier trade association for science and technology companies. Recognized as having a diverse professional business community, Council members work towards furthering the advancement of technology in Arizona through leadership, education, legislation and social action. The Arizona Technology Council offers numerous events, educational forums and business conferences that bring together visionaries, leaders and employees to make an impact on the technology industry. These interactions contribute to the Council’s culture of growing member businesses and transforming technology in Arizona. To become a member or to learn more about the Arizona Technology Council, please visit http://www.aztechcouncil.org.
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Source: Arizona Technology Council