Meet Our Team
President and CEO
McAden is a 20 year resident of Roanoke City who has worked for various technology companies in the Roanoke and New River valleys. His experience includes software development, database architecture, project management, and site leadership. His most recent position was as Director of Blacksburg Site Operations for Rackspace. McAden is also active in the region’s start-up community, having co-chaired Startup Weekend Roanoke, judged numerous startup competitions, and served on the advisory boards for NuSpark and RAMP. He is a graduate of Randolph-Macon College and resides in the Raleigh Court neighborhood with his three daughters.
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Events Coordinator at Roanoke - Blacksburg Technology Council
A Pulaski County native, Tangie’s background stems largely from the Technology sector. She is a creative thinker and has worked in accounting, project & event management and data analysis. She currently resides in Christiansburg with her sons Trevor and Nate, and her Shih Tzu, Lilly. In her spare time, she enjoys visiting local winery/brewery venues, reading, learning the art of calligraphy and supporting her sons in their extracurricular activities.
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Director of Regional Acceleration and Mentoring Program (RAMP)
Prior to becoming Director of RAMP, Dr. Mary Guy Miller was president and founder of Interactive Design and Development, Inc. (IDD), an award-winning IT firm in Blacksburg, Virginia. Under her leadership, IDD served a wide range of organizations, including Fortune 500 companies, for more than 27 years. Additionally, Mary has provided IT solutions for the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), the Smithsonian Institution, and the Library of Congress. Mary was a founding member and former president of the RBTC and has served on many boards and advisory committees, including Virginia Tech’s College of Engineering Committee of 100. Dr. Miller received her master’s of information science (MIS), as well as her doctorate in instructional design from Virginia Tech. When she’s not working, Mary enjoys traveling with her husband and spending time with her grandchildren.
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