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Steve Krom and Kirk Arnold Named Co-Chairs of Mass Technology Leadership Council Board of Trustees

Seasoned executives, Krom and Arnold join forces to lead the MassTLC Board of Directors for the next two years 

BURLINGTON, Mass. April 25, 2013 –The Mass Technology Leadership Council (MassTLC), the state’s largest technology association, announced at their 2013 Annual Meeting that Steve Krom and Kirk Arnold will co-chair the origination’s Board of Trustees for the next two years. Krom and Arnold succeed Mohamad Ali, Chief Strategy Officer at HP, who was elected Chairman in 2011. Ali will continue to serve on MassTLC’s Executive Committee.

Krom, Vice President and General Manager for AT&T New England, is a veteran of the telecomm industry with a longstanding history with MassTLC, serving as the Chairman of the Board for Mass Network Communications Council (MassNetComms), an association that merged with MassTLC in 2009 and on the MassTLC board for the past three years. 

"Steve is dedicated to MassTLC and to accelerating the New England tech industry as a whole,” said outgoing chairman, Mohamad Ali. "His history of volunteer leadership speaks for itself, as does his track record of success in business. In this new position, he is poised to help MassTLC continue to grow and have an even greater impact on the tech community in Boston and beyond.”

Krom is joined by co-chairperson, Arnold, a champion of the Massachusetts tech industry with more than 30 years of experience serving in senior roles at IBM, CSC and Fidelity. She was a founder and CEO of Nervewire, CEO of Keane, and, most recently, COO of Avid.

"Kirk is a highly effective leader, a passionate advocate for Massachusetts and a lover of technology – all qualities that make her an excellent fit in her new role of co-chairperson,” said Tom Hopcroft, Council President and CEO. "Since joining the board, Kirk has made a positive impact on the organization, especially in the area of membership growth. Her commitment to promoting and advancing the tech community is evident and I look forward to a productive partnership over the next two years. ”

About Mass Technology Leadership Council
The Mass Technology Leadership Council (MassTLC) is the region’s leading technology association and the premier network for tech executives, entrepreneurs, investors and policy leaders. MassTLC’s purpose is to accelerate innovation by connecting people from across the technology landscape, providing access to industry-leading content and ideas and offering a platform for visibility for member companies and their interests. With a membership of more than 500 companies and growing, MassTLC is a vibrant tech community that serves its members in a myriad of ways including:

  • Organizing and running active cluster communities including Big Data, Cloud, Mobile, Software Development, Energy, Healthcare, Robotics and Digital Games
  • Hosting Boston’s most exciting annual tech event, the MassTLC Innovation unConference
  • Shining the spotlight on leaders in tech with an Annual Awards Program
  • Supporting workforce development where it’s most needed
  • Connecting companies with policy leaders

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