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
Sam English Past Chair Attention Point
Robert McAden Chair Rackspace
Jonathan Hagmaier Vice Chair Interactive Achievement, Inc.
Alexander Obenauer Secretary Mindsense 
Beth Sherman Cox Business 
Susan Short Virginia Tech

Board Members

Name Company
Henry Bass Automation Creations, Inc.
Kevin Bloomfield Bloomfield Partners, LLC 
Terry Brizendine Union First Market Bank 
Kevin Byrd NRV Planning District Commission
Kathy Claytor Corvesta
Tim Conner KPMG, LLP
Nicholas Conte Woods Rogers, PLC
Steve Critchfield Mova Technologies, LLC
Michael Friedlander Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute
Scott Graeff Luna Innovations, Inc.
Jack Lesko Virginia Tech
Mary Anne McElmurray Brown Edwards & Company, LLP
Joe Meredith Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center
Mary Miller Interactive Design & Development, Inc.
Marty Muscatello Comprehensive Computer Services Inc.
Wally Newton
Dan Sable VPT, Inc.
Wayne Strickland Roanoke Valley Alleghany Regional Commission
Clark Worthy Gentry Locke
Justin Yalung TECHLAB
Joel Yonts Advance Auto Parts
Gordie Zeigler SyCom Technologies, Inc.

Advisory Board

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

Innovation Network Directors

Name Company
Kevin Bloomfield Bloomfield Partners, LLC 
Danny Kemp Radford University
Marty Muscatello Comprehensive Computer Services Inc.
Robert Sandel Virginia Western Community College
Ray Smoot Virginia Tech Foundation

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