Board of Directors

Since its inception in 1998, the Roanoke – Blacksburg Technology Council has sought to educate, inform, grow and unite the region’s growing technology community. We seek to better the technology industry by actively connecting and enabling the community, by supporting our region’s technology companies and by actively pursuing positive changes in our community. To accomplish these goals, the RBTC board of directors and advisors guide the organization towards the fulfillment of its mission. With the support and guidance of these individuals, the RBTC is the primary catalyst for connecting, growing and leading our technology community.

Executive Committee

Name Position Company
Gordie Zeigler Chair SyCom
Susan Short Chair Elect Virginia Tech
Kevin Bloomfield Secretary Bloomfield Partners, LLC
Donald Deeds Treasurer Cherry Bekaert
Patrick Patterson Board Member FoxGuard Solutions
Jeff Smith Board Member

Voltage Leadership

Beth  Waller Board Member

Woods Rogers PLC


Board Members

Name Company
Gordie Zeigler SyCom Technologies, Inc.
Henry Bass Automation Creations, Inc.
Kevin Bloomfield Bloomfield Partners, LLC 
Kevin Byrd NRV Planning District Commission
Kathy Claytor Corvesta
Tyler Clontz Mova Technologies, LLC
Nick Conte Carilion Clinic
Steve Critchfield Mova Technologies, LLC
Donald Deeds Cherry Bekaert
Meredith Hundley Valley’s Innovation Council
Danny Kemp Radford University
Mary Anne McElmurray Brown Edwards & Company, LLP
Joe Meredith Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center
Wally Newton Prism Financial
Patrick Patterson FoxGuard Solutions
Sean Peters Tech Squared, Inc.
Dan St. Martin Kollmorgen
Barbara Schleider Carilion Clinic
Beth Sherman Cox Business 
Susan Short Virginia Tech
Jeff Smith Voltage Leadership
Bob Stolle CIT
Wayne Strickland Roanoke Valley Alleghany Regional Commission
Marjorie Tenzer  IBM Retiree
Beth Waller Woods Rogers PLC
Rick Webster Union Bank & Trust
Clark Worthy Gentry Locke


Advisory Board

Name Company
Vinod Chachra VTLS, Inc.
Russ Ellis Common Wealth Growth
Ken Ferris Brookewood Management Advisors
Jay Foster SoftSolutions Information Technology
Leon Harris Keltech, Inc.
Bonz Hart Meridium Retiree
Ray Pethtel I-81 Corridor Coalition

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