Tech Collective Welcomes New Board Members

Tech Collective inducts four new Board Members and welcomes back three.

Providence, RI, May 05, 2010 --( Tech Collective, Rhode Island’s IT and Bioscience industry association, today announces its four new Board members and welcomes back three. The Board represents RI industry, government and education leaders and will guide Tech Collective in its objectives and strategic planning.

Newly appointed Board Members are:
- Sandy Ross, Treasurer of Board; Manager, Not-for-Profit Services Division, Kahn, Litwin, Renza & Co., Ltd.
- David Goggin, Director of Board; Director, State Government Affairs, Amgen, Inc.
- Gail Carvelli, Director of Board; Director, Strategy/Content for (add)ventures
- Nancy Carriuolo, Director of Board; President of Rhode Island College

Returning Board Members are:
- Tim Hebert, Chairman of Board; President and CEO of Atrion
- Phil Carlucci, Vice Chairman of Board; Vice President of Service Delivery at Hasbro, Inc.
- Chuck Schmidt, Secretary of Board; Partner at Duffy & Sweeney

Duties of the Board will include overseeing financial and operational management of Tech Collective, participating in establishing the strategic direction of the organization in alignment with RI IT and Bioscience industry needs. The Board will additionally focus on enhancing key Tech Collective initiatives such as raising industry awareness, workforce development, youth programming and uniting industry, government and education.

Kathie Shields, Tech Collective’s executive director, said “I believe this board will be able to aid Tech Collective when focusing on Community Building and Workforce Development for the IT and Biotech industries. We work closely with government, industry, and education and this board has expertise in these key areas.”

Tim Hebert, the Chairman for Tech Collective’s Board, said “We have a wide diversity of specializations on our Board that I believe will enable us to advise the operations of Tech Collective in its efforts to educate and aid individuals in these two fast growing industries.”

New Board Members are nominated by current Board Members and then voted upon by the current Board. The individuals who are nominated have a high interest in either IT or Biotech fields, are community leaders, will help drive membership, as well as get involved with workforce development. They have a passion for Tech Collective’s mission to continuously educate RI in IT and Biotech.

About Tech Collective:
Tech Collective is Rhode Island’s Information Technology and Bioscience Industry Association. Uniting industry, government and academic stakeholders, our mission is to inspire, engage, educate and employ a high-skill, high-wage Knowledge Economy in Rhode Island. Since its transition from the Rhode Island Technology Council (RITEC) in 2004, Tech Collective has received more than $6M in federal, state and private grant funding to foster industry collaboration, awareness and development through events and initiatives including: GRRL Tech, Women in Technology, Bio-Ed, Tech Laureates’ Night and STEM-based education and training programs for K-16 students as well as incumbent and transitioning workers. For more information about Tech Collective, please visit

Giselle LaFrance
Manager of Media Relations
Tech Collective
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Tech Collective
Giselle LaFrance, Manager of Media Relations