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By Joe Russo

Palm Beach Tech Doubles in Size, Announces 2018 – 2019 Board

Cam Collins & David Bates to Continue Co-Chairing Board of Directors

David Bates

West Palm Beach, Fla. – The Palm Beach Tech Association has announced its new Board of Directors for 2018-2019, which will continue to be led by Co-Chairs Cam Collins (Dockmaster Software) & David Bates (Gunster).

“Palm Beach Tech has achieved more in the last three years then anyone could’ve imagined, and I’m proud to say we have quite a lot in store for this year,” said David Bates, Chair of the Technology and Entrepreneurial Practice Group at Gunster.

The nonprofit organization grew from 75 members in July 2017, to 158 members in July 2018. They doubled both in revenue and staff size, while counting both NextEra Energy & Office Depot as active members, both of Palm Beach County’s Fortune 500 Companies.

Joe Russo

“Palm Beach Tech’s success is not about numbers, its about bringing people together and building our community,” said Executive Director Joe Russo. “Most importantly we’ve built strong working relationships toward building our talent pool with Florida Atlantic University, Lynn University, Palm Beach State College, and the Palm Beach County School District.”

New additions to the Board include Andy Parry (Office Depot), Kevin Scott (PGA of America), and Cristina Escalante (The SilverLogic), Chris Craft (ScriptSender), Sarah Lucas (New World Angels). Officers include Adam Steinhoff (Dedicated IT) as Vice Chair, Audrey Hammonds (Microsoft) as Secretary, and Paul Vedder (VXIT) as Treasurer.

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Ex-Officio Board Members representing education and economic partners include Dean Stella Batalama (Florida Atlantic University), Dean Kimberly Allen (Palm Beach State College), Kate Arrizza (South Florida Science Center), Rhys Williams (FAU Tech Runway), Andrew Duffell (Research Park at FAU), and Shawn Rowan (Business Development Board).

Founded in July 2015, the Palm Beach Tech Association now has 158 Corporate Members in the fields of Software Development, Digital Media, Information Technology, and Engineering. They also founded the Palm Beach Tech Space, a 3,500 square foot coworking space in downtown West Palm Beach, thanks to a grant from the James S. & John L. Knight Foundation.

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The Palm Beach Tech Association is a non-profit membership association established in 2015, building the Palm Beaches into a Tech Hub. Members include Office Depot, Levatas, Florida Power & Light, Digital Resource, PGA for America, ScriptSender, and Dedicated IT. For more, visit www.PalmBeachTech.org

Joe Russo

Executive Director at Palm Beach Tech Association
Joe Russo is the Executive Director of the Palm Beach Tech Association and a Palm Beach County native.
Palm Beach Tech Doubles in Size, Announces Board for 2018 – 2019