Women in Technology Announces New Leadership for 2016-2017 Year

Wednesday, September 7, 2016 – Falls Church, VA –  Women in Technology (WIT), the DC region’s premier professional association dedicated to the advancement of women in the Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia technology community, has announced its 2016-2017 Board of Directors.  The organization has also expanded its Leadership team to meet increased demand for services and programs among Washington’s Women in Technology community.    

Leading the organization as this year’s President is Kathryn T. Harris, Principal Counsel for RLG.  Prior to assuming the Presidential role, Ms. Harris has held a number of leadership positions with WIT.  

“Women in Technology has been serving women from across the DC region’s technology industry for more than 20 years, offering women an environment for professional growth and engagement and girls an avenue for learning more about the vast opportunity in STEM careers,” said Ms. Harris.  “Technology will continue to drive the businesses and jobs of tomorrow.  In the coming year, WIT will again be a strong contributor to the conversation on technology’s transformational role and will empower women for success in the technology field, from the classroom to the boardroom.”

2016-2017 Women in Technology Board of Directors
Kathryn Harris – President
Lisa Dezzutti – Immediate Past President
Trish Barber – President-Elect
Nicole Repass – Secretary
Leslie Bauer – Treasurer
Irene Lane – Programs Chair
Melissa Randolph – Membership Chair
Tonya Klause – Communications Chair
Dina Flynn – Sponsorship &Strategic Partners Chair
Janet Hall – Board Member at Large, Advocacy & Speakers Bureau
Denise Hart – Board Member at Large, Executive Development
Jean Orr – Board Member at Large, Member Development
Margo Dunn – Board Member at Large, Special Events
Angela Morrison – Board Member at Large, Emerging Leaders

Non-Voting Ex Officio:
Linda Zirkelbach – General Counsel
Marian McKee – STEM for Her Chair

2016-2017 Leadership Team
Jennifer Loytty – Advocacy Chair
Sharon Jackson – Advocacy Vice Chair
Felicia Thorpe – Communications Vice Chair, PR & Social Media
Lana Bian – Communications Vice Chair, Marketing Communications
Cara LaMaina – Communications Vice Chair, Social Media
Suzanne Porter-Kuchay – Cyber Security & Technology SIG, Chair
Mary-Lambert Rossi – Cyber Security & Technology SIG, Vice Chair
Jyoti Wadhwa – Executive Leadership, Chair
Laura Curtis – Executive Leadership, Vice Chair
Lynn Wasylina – Finance Committee, Vice Chair
Curlis Phillip – Girls in Technology Committee, Chair
Monica Dillingham – Girls in Technology Committee, Vice Chair
Daphne Wotherspoon, Job Fair, Chair
Melissa Mule – Leadership Awards, Chair
Maureen Thomas – Leadership Awards, Vice Chair Communications
Katie Junge – Leadership Awards, Vice Chair Social Media
Marguerete Luter – The Leadership Foundry, Chair
Vincette Goerl – The Leadership Foundry, Vice Chair
Haidee K. Hanna – Membership Committee, Vice Chair Renewals
Cristina Rodrigues – Membership Committee, Vice Chair New Members
Belinda Collins – Mentorship Committee, Chair
Anna Colton – Mentorship Committee, Vice Chair
Heather Diehl – Programs, Vice Chair
Kristyn Jones – Speakers Bureau, Chair
Tamara Greenspan – Speakers Bureau, Vice Chair
Maureen Caulfield – Sponsorship & Strategic Partners Committee, Vice Chair
Michelle Durante – Sponsorship & Strategic Partners Committee, Vice Chair for Special Events
Michelle Smalls - Strategic Alliances, Vice Chair
Donna Hughes – Strategic Alliances, Vice Chair
Arti P. Varanasi – Women Business Owners, Special Interest Group Chair
Robin McDougal – Women Business Owners Special Interest Group Vice Chair
Cyrena Jackson – Workforce Development, Chair
Joolee, Tao – Workforce Development, Vice Chair
Camille Stewart – Young Professionals, Chair

About Women in Technology
Women in Technology (WIT) is a not-for-profit organization with the mission of advancing women in technology—from the classroom to the boardroom—by providing advocacy, leadership development, networking, mentoring and technology education. With nearly 1000 members in the Washington, D.C. area, WIT strives to empower women to be architects of change in the technology industry. For more information, please visit, www.womenintechnology.org or connect with us via: Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter (@WITWomen).