Annette Quintana, CEO, Istonish, was named the Chair of the Board of Directors for 2010. Previously, she served as the Chair-Elect and has served on the Board of Directors during the past few years. Istonish employs hundreds of people in the United States and delivers business and IT consulting services in over 10 states. Branch offices for sales and delivery of IT Services are located in Denver, Colorado; Dallas, Texas and Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Quintana’s current and previous involvement includes Industry Co-Chair for Colorado’s Bid for Race to the Top (Federal Education Grant); Board Member for Center for Improving Value in Health Care (CIVHC); State Internet Portal Authority Board Member; 2008 Chairman of the Board and Director for the Denver Metro Convention and Visitors Bureau; Young Presidents Organization; Mayor John Hickenlooper’s Mayoral Transition Team, Information Technology Committee; Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce Board Member; Community First Bankshares Board Member; Appointed by Governor Bill Owens to the Board of Advisors for The State of Colorado Minority Business Office; Appointed by former Governor Roy Romer to the State of Colorado Assistance Commission; Board of Directors for the Denver Hispanic Chamber; and Board of Directors for the Latin American Education Foundation.
Quintana takes over from Kirby Slunaker, CIO, Palmaris, who served as the 2009 Board Chair. Slunaker now will serve as the Immediate Past Chair and Chair of the Nominating Committee for 2010.
“We are honored to have Annette as our chair this year, adding to the strength and vision that Kirby and other previous Board Chairs have provided our organization,” said Su Hawk, President, CSIA. “The members of our Board of Directors represent the most influential technology executives and entrepreneurs in our state, and will be critical as we implement initiatives to continue growing this very large and important industry,” she added.
Other Board members include:
Valeria Alberola, Partner, Q Advisors; Betty Arkell, Partner, Holland & Hart; Dayle Ash, General Business Executive – Colorado; Barbara Bauer, President, GlobalSight Partners; Keith Berets, Partner, Cooley/Godward/Kronish; 2010 Board Secretary; Kim Brown, VP IT, IHS; Scott Burt, President, Integro; Cody Daniels, Partner, KPMG; Pete Dignan, President and Founder, ProtoTest; Carl Fitch, CEO, STATERA; Steve Foster, President, Business Controls; Kristi Graning, Senior Vice President, IT and eBusiness, RE/MAX International; Adam Haynes, Partner, St. Charles Capital; Scott Johnson, Director, Strategic Engagement Unified Communications Group, Microsoft; 2006 Board Chair; Darin Kreimeyer, Partner, Ernst & Young; 2010 Board Treasurer; John Leonard, Director, Fairfield and Woods; Michael Locatis, CIO, State of Colorado; Sal Mahbouba, VP Global Services Delivery; Catharine Merigold, General Partner, Vista Ventures; Ned Minor, Principal, Minor & Brown; Micki Nelson, Vice President and CIO, MWH; Jon Nordmark, Founder, Wambo & eBags; John Oechsle, former CIO, IHS; 2007 Board Chair; Bob Ogdon, CEO, Swiftpage; 2008 Board Chair; Nancy Phillips, Co-Founder, Director, COO, ViaWest; John Raeder, CEO, IQNavigator; Rip Ripley, President, Millard Ripley & Son; Kristin Russell, VP IT Operations, Sun Microsystems; Damani Short, former CIO, US Olympic Committee; Dr. Ramat Shoureshi, Dean, School of Engineering and Computer Science, Denver University; Michael White, Managing Director, SPA Practice, PricewaterhouseCoopers; Andrea Young, CIO and VP of Development, BI Inc.
CSIA’s 34 members of its Board of Directors serve as leaders on behalf of the organization, and join more than 100 additional volunteers from member companies who all work on key initiatives and programs for the industry. CSIA now has more than 400 corporate members, a communitiy of more than 4,000, and serves the more than 5,500 software/hardware/information technology companies and more than 175,000 IT professionals in the state.
CSIA (coloradotechnology.org) is the leader in uniting and growing Colorado’s information technology industry by providing advocacy, education, business connections, and information, while supporting economic development, unification of technology stakeholders, and larger recognition of the industry and the people involved to develop and promote Colorado’s technology industry. CSIA also works nationally to ensure Colorado’s technology voice is heard, through TECNA, a coalition of technology associations across the United States and Canada, as well as with TechAmerica, the national lobbying organization for federal issues. Since 1994, CSIA has been involved in legislative issues and public policy to represent the information technology industry in Colorado, and has provided a number of annual programs, events and connections to support business success.