Denver, CO, January 28, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- CSIA, Colorado’s Technology Association, today announced Kristi Graning, Senior Vice President, Information Technology and eBusiness at RE/MAX International was unanimously named to the organization’s Board of Directors at their December Board meeting. With Kristi’s appointment, the Board now has 34 executives, entrepreneurs, and advisors representing the Colorado technology industry.
“With more than a decade of executive experience and proactive technology initiatives throughout the real estate industry, Kristi exhibits exactly the visionary leadership our Board members must have,” said Su Hawk, President, CSIA. “We are honored to have Kristi join our leadership team, because under her direction, she and her team have transformed RE/MAX’s world-wide technology to become a global eBusiness leader. We in Colorado are fortunate that they are based in our state, providing us important acumen and economic development.”
“Technology is all about thinking outside the box, and making the difficult easy. CSIA facilitates these innovative conversations with their members daily, and I’m thrilled to contribute,” added Kristi Graning.
Kristi Graning has established a strong reputation for quick delivery of innovative tech-based services to nearly 100,000 RE/MAX agents around the world. Graning joined RE/MAX International in 1991. Her ability to clearly articulate the organization’s technological vision led her through a variety of development and management positions. By 1998 she was Vice President, Web Services and IT Marketing, and in 2005 she became Senior Vice President, IT and eBusiness. Graning’s core responsibilities include: developing and managing proprietary systems critical to the organization’s mission; ensuring effective delivery of IT services; maintaining reliable communications and computer infrastructures; and providing vision, leadership and guidance on emerging technologies.
CSIA is the leader in uniting and growing Colorado’s information technology industry by providing advocacy, education, business connections, and information, while supporting economic development, unification of technology stakeholders, and larger recognition of the industry and the people involved to develop and promote Colorado’s technology industry. CSIA also works nationally to ensure Colorado’s technology voice is heard, through TECNA, a coalition of technology associations across the United States and Canada, as well as with TechAmerica, the national lobbying organization for federal issues. Since 1994, CSIA has been involved in legislative issues and public policy to represent the information technology industry in Colorado, and has provided a number of annual programs, events and connections to support business success. For more information on CSIA please call (303) 592-4070 or visit www.coloradotechnology.org