LAN Systems CEO Appointed to TechAmerica Board

Norcross, August 8, 2011 – LAN Systems CEO, Mary Hester, has been appointed to the advisory board for TechAmerica Georgia, the national partner of the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG). As a member of the 12-person board, Mary will support the direction and strategic objectives for the association in Georgia.

“The quality and commitment of individuals that we have on the TechAmerica Georgia Advisory Board continues to grow,” said Robert Shults, Public Sector Program Manager at Intel and Chair of the TechAmerica Georgia board. “The accomplishments we have made thus far in 2011 are a clear indication that the members of the board were chosen well.”

Georgia board members set the strategic course by playing a key role in the development and execution of the organization’s plan; open doors to leverage physical, social, intellectual and political capital; and provide resources to support the procurement of human capital and financial resources.  The board’s structure is supported by three primary task forces – Membership, Spirit of Endeavor and Government Relations – which ultimately contribute to the association’s aspiration.

“As a strong voice for technology, TechAmerica consolidated the efforts of several organizations.” said Mary Hester, CEO. “It is important for all technology companies to be an active component for future growth and advancement.  I am excited to serve as a board member.”

“TAG’s partnership with TechAmerica allows us to extend our support for Georgia technology companies beyond state boundaries and around the world,” said Tino Mantella, president and CEO of TAG. “We are pleased our Georgia chapter is expanding with such a diverse and talented advisory board and expect TechAmerica Georgia to help further position the state as a leader in technology.”

TAG and TechAmerica partnered to form the TechAmerica Georgia chapter in an effort to to enhance TAG’s benefits and offer national reach to Georgia companies. For more information about events and membership benefits visit TAG at http://www.tagonline.org/techamerica.php.

About TechAmerica
TechAmerica is the leading voice for the U.S. technology industry – the driving force behind productivity growth and jobs creation in the United States and the foundation of the global innovation economy. Representing approximately 1,200 member companies of all sizes from the public and commercial sectors of the economy, it is the industry’s largest advocacy organization and is dedicated to helping members’ top and bottom lines. TechAmerica is also the technology industry’s only grassroots-to-global advocacy network, with offices in state capitals around the United States, Washington, D.C., Europe (Brussels) and Asia (Beijing).It was formed by the merger of AeA (formerly the American Electronics Association), the Cyber Security Industry Alliance (CSIA), the Information Technology Association of America (ITAA) and the Government Electronics & Information Technology Association (GEIA). Learn more about TechAmerica at www.techamerica.org.

About The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG)
The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) is the leading technology industry association in the state, serving more than 13,000 members and hosting over 170 events each year. TAG serves as an umbrella organization for 30 industry societies, each of which provides rich content for TAG constituents. TAG’s mission is to educate, promote, and unite Georgia’s technology community to foster an innovative and connected marketplace that stimulates and enhances a tech-based economy. The association provides members with access to networking and educational programs; recognizes and promotes Georgia’s technology leaders and companies; and advocates for legislative action that enhances the state’s economic climate for technology. Additionally, the TAG Education Collaborative (TAG’s charitable arm) focuses on helping science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education initiatives thrive.

For more information visit the TAG website at www.tagonline.org or TAG’s community website at www.TAGthink.com.

To learn about the TAG-Ed Collaborative visit http://www.tagedonline.org/.

About LAN Systems
LAN Systems is a leading Atlanta IT Consulting company that provides people-focused IT solutions. As technology experts, LAN Systems helps companies make the most of their existing IT investment and choose the right solutions to fuel growth. LAN Systems is a leading provider of IT Solutions for growing businesses in the Metro Atlanta.

For more information, visit LAN Systems at lansystems.com.

Contact: Lauren Maxwell, VP of Sales and Marketing
Tel:  770-662-0312
Email:  lauren@lansystems.com