Ambassadors

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Ambassadors are seasoned members who help grow and promote NCTA.  They share their perspective on NCTA's value to prospective members and help make new members feel welcome.  We encourage you to please reach out to the Ambassadors below.  They would be happy to answer your questions, provide helpful information or just meet for a cup of coffee.

Karen Bell, Freudenberg IT
Alma Mater:  UNC – BSPH, NCSU – MBA
"NCTA has made a positive impact on the state's technology industry by providing a valuable platform for thought leadership, exchange and networking.
Favorite NC Event or Attraction:  NC Hot Sauce Festival

Justin Belleme, JB Media Group
Alma Mater: UNC-Asheville
"NCTA provides wonderful industry networking opportunities and deep connections to so many great NC companies."
Favorite Sports Team: Carolina Panthers

Terra Boddy, DataChambers
Profile to come!

Jennifer Bosser, Wake County Economic Development
Alma Mater:  Towson University
"If you want to connect with the who's who in North Carolina that are leading the technology decisions, purchases and innovation, then you need to become a member of NCTA. NCTA provides a forum for technology executives in North Carolina to engage and partner with one another."
Favorite Place to Vacation:  Boone in August, Outer Banks in the Spring and Fall

Ken Bryson, DC74 Data Centers
Alma Mater:  Western Carolina University
"I firmly believe that NCTA has no equal for connecting people and ideas, developing business opportunities, and providing thought leadership for all companies that leverage information technology in North Carolina."
Favorite Place to Vacation:  From the mountains to the beach; it’s all my favorite!

Seth Carpien, Small Footprint
Alma Mater:  The College of Wooster
"NCTA has made a positive impact on the state’s technology industry by being an advocate for and connecting members."
Favorite NC Food:  BBQ

Ryan Carroll, Full Metal Chicken
Profile to come!

Michelle Coviello, HireNetworks
Alma Mater:  
Boston College (Go Eagles!)
"NCTA is the place to network and get to know other IT professionals in North Carolina."
Favorite NCTA Vacation Destination: 
Asheville

Michael Flanagan, Terremark, a Verizon Enterprise Solutions Company
Profile to come!

Karen Geringer, Level 3 Communications
Alma Mater:  UNC Greensboro 
"NCTA events are high profile and help my company connect with complementary companies and their employees. Important connections are made at NCTA events and are a great investment of my time." 
Favorite NC Event:  Krispy Kreme Challenge 

Marlon Headen, Altruent Systems
Alma Mater:
THE University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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NCTA helped me by being a conduit for building key business relationships, identifying current trends/ business practices, increasing awareness of emerging technologies, and a great place to fish for compliments on new suits and ties."
Favorite NC Sports Team:
  Everything Carolina: HEELS, Hurricanes, Panthers

Tessa M. Machen, CCCi 
Alma Mater:  Georgia State University/Savannah State University
"NCTA is a great organization to get involved in and a great way to meet people who challenge and motivate you in the IT industry."
Favorite NC Vacation Destination:  Blowing Rock, NC

Sid Mitchener, Vaco LLC
Alma Mater:  
Virginia Military Institute
"We started Vaco, LLC in Raleigh in 2004, and NCTA was an excellent resource for us to get engaged back into the NC technology community through small committees, speaking events and volunteer opportunities."
Favorite NC Food:  Bar-B-Que!!!!!!!

Chris Steger, Windstream Hosted Solutions
Profile to come!

Beth Wallace, neteffect technologies
Alma Mater:  Ashford University
"neteffect technologies has benefited from its association with NCTA through partnerships with other NCTA members. We find the events to be content-rich as well as impactful. 
Favorite NC Vacation:  Asheville in the Fall

Matt Williams, CCA Financial LLC
Alma Mater:  University of Virginia
"My favorite NCTA event is the NCTA Golf Tournament in summer."
Favorite NC Event or Attraction:  NC White Water Center

For more information, contact Alison Gordon at 919.890.0775 or Email Alison.