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Technology Councils of North America Announces Winners for Annual Innovation Awards

TECNA Innovation Awards

Technology Councils of North America Announces Winners for Annual Innovation Awards

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Technology Councils of North America Announces Winners for Annual Innovation Awards

 

Sewickley, Penn., August 8, 2022 — The Technology Councils of North America (TECNA), which represents approximately 60 technology associations across the U.S. and Canada, announced the winners of its fourth-annual Innovation Awards. The awards program recognizes and honors tech council staff and teams who are developing and implementing impactful and innovative work on behalf of a tech association.

The TECNA Innovation Awards celebrate award winners and also honor public officials who promote policies that help make North America the best place for innovative companies to grow and thrive. A panel of judges was formed to evaluate the nominations, and awards were presented during a reception at Aurora in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, by Yvonne Pilon from WEtech Alliance in Ontario, Deon Gordon from TechBirmingham in Alabama, and Christopher Evans from PMI Digital based in Pennsylvania.  

“This year’s nominees for the TECNA Innovation Awards showcase great examples of extraordinarily talented people working inside the organizations supporting North America’s technology industry,” said Jennifer Young, TECNA CEO. “It is a privilege to recognize the innovative and creative work TECNA members do throughout the year serving their member companies.”

The 2022 Innovation Awards winners:

Innovation in Diversity, Equity & Inclusion - recognizing team members who have developed innovative initiatives in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

Winner – Arizona Technology Council

 Creative Marketing & Communications - recognizing team members who developed innovative marketing, communications or social media strategies strengthening the brand and community engagement of the tech council.

Winner – KC Tech Council

 Public Policy Advocacy - recognizing team members who have led creative efforts on behalf their tech council in the area of public policy advocacy.

Winner – Northern Virginia Technology Council

Talent Pipeline and Workforce Development - recognizing team members who have developed innovative workforce or talent pipeline initiatives.

Winner – Greater Nashville Technology Council

 Major Impact on Tech Community - recognizing team members who have made a substantial impact on the tech community or on the community at large individually or on behalf of their tech council.

Winner – MKE Tech Hub Coalition – Team Member:  Laura Schmidt

Innovative Member & Client Services or Programs – recognizing team members who implemented innovative work or projects that creatively recruited or retained council members and/or clients beyond normal daily operations and events to recruit or retain member clients.

Winner – Northern Virginia Technology Council

 Canadian Official of the Year – recognizing a public official in North America who, through their work, promote North America as the best place for innovative companies to grow and thrive.  

            Irek Kusmierczyk, Member of Parliament for Windsor-Tecumseh


About TECNA  
The Technology Councils of North America (TECNA) represents approximately 60 IT and Technology trade organizations that, in turn, represent more than 22,000 technology-related companies in North America. TECNA serves its members and the industry through its strong peer-to-peer network and its regional initiatives to raise the visibility and viability of the technology industry. This is accomplished by empowering regional technology organizations and serving as their collective voice in growing the North American technology economy. More information on TECNA can be found at: www.tecna.org or @techcouncils on Twitter.

Contact:
Alina Hardy
Communications Director
ahardy@tecna.org


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