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
Kevin Bloomfield Board Member Bloomfield Partners, LLC
Sam English Past Chair Attention Point
Jonathan Hagmaier Board Member Common Wealth Growth
Beth Sherman  Secretary Cox Business 
Susan Short  Board Member Virginia Tech
Justin Yalung Treasurer Inorganic Ventures

Board Members

Name Company
Henry Bass Automation Creations, Inc.
Kevin Bloomfield Bloomfield Partners, LLC 
Kevin Byrd NRV Planning District Commission
Kathy Claytor Corvesta
Tim Conner KPMG, LLP
Nicholas Conte Woods Rogers, PLC
Steve Critchfield Mova Technologies, LLC
Sam English Attention Point
Robert Gourdie Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute
Jonathan Hagmaier Common Wealth Growth
Mary Anne McElmurray Brown Edwards & Company, LLP
Joe Meredith Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center
Mary Miller Interactive Design & Development, Inc.
Marty Muscatello CCS-Inc.
Wally Newton Prism Financial
Alex Obenauer Mindsense 
Beth Sherman Cox Business 
Susan Short Virginia Tech
Dan St. Martin Kollmorgen
Bob Stolle CIT
Wayne Strickland Roanoke Valley Alleghany Regional Commission
Clark Worthy Gentry Locke
Justin Yalung Inorganic Ventures
Gordie Zeigler SyCom Technologies, Inc.


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
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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