Triangle Technology Executives Council Announces New President and 2009 Board

Raleigh, NC, March 15, 2009 --( The Triangle Technology Executives Council (TTEC), a nonprofit organization dedicated to the economic development of technology companies in the Research Triangle region of North Carolina, has announced its new president & CEO as well as the 2009 board of directors. John Crites has been named president & CEO of TTEC where he will provide leadership for the organization’s continued growth. Prior to joining TTEC, Crites served as president and CEO at MCNC and vice president and CIO at RTI International.

Membership to TTEC is limited to senior information technology (IT) executives in decision-making roles and by invitation only. The professional association has grown from 25 members to more than 160 technology executives since January 2008. The 2009 board is charged with managing the organization’s continued growth while positioning TTEC to provide maximum benefit to its members.

The 2009 board includes:

Jeff Kramer, senior vice president of engineering and technology operations at – chairman
Chuck Musciano, chief information officer for Martin Marietta Materials – vice chairman
John Crites, president and CEO of TTEC
Ralph Kasuba, vice president of operations at iContact – board secretary and membership director
Tony Verdone, vice president of development and operations at MediClick, Inc. – educational director
Sid Mitchener, partner at VACO Raleigh, LLC – public relations director
Heather Hollick, IT consultant – operations director
Craig Stone, chief executive officer of HireNetworks – board member
Simon Sawyer, director of Credit Suisse and IT site manager for Credit Suisse’s Raleigh site – board member

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“We are pleased to announce the 2009 TTEC board of directors. These individuals are dynamic leaders throughout the technology industry and they are dedicated to providing increased opportunities in these fields,” said Kramer. “John Crites was instrumental in providing the leadership for TTEC that resulted in excellent growth in 2008. We look forward to his continued support of the council as our president and CEO.”

“The influence and expertise added to our board reflects TTEC’s success in our bringing value to the professional objectives of our members,” said Crites. “Helping people and contributing to our community is simply good business and is obviously rewarding for our members.”

About Triangle Technology Executives Council:
The Triangle Technology Executives Council (TTEC) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the economic development of technology companies in the Research Triangle region of North Carolina through the collaboration among leaders in the management community. The council resources are primarily volunteers comprised of executive technology leadership in this region. TTEC sponsors who share the commitment for economic development in the area provide additional resources. The organization also partners with local universities and the Center for Entrepreneurial Development (CED) to extend shared expertise to aspiring students and technology ventures. For more information please visit

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