TechAmerica shuffles leadership, Hansen to lead foundation

Phil Bond assumes role of president and CEO of the technology industry association

Christopher Hansen, who has led TechAmerica jointly with Phil Bond since the creation of the technology industry association in January 2008, is stepping down to become president of the TechAmerica Foundation and chief executive officer emeritus of TechAmerica.

Bond will assume the role of president and CEO of TechAmerica, effective immediately, according to an association announcement today.

TechAmerica was formed through the merger of Bond’s Information Technology Association of America (ITAA), and AeA, which Hansen had led as president and CEO since 2007.

"We want to expand the foundation’s role as TechAmerica continues to grow and assert its influence," said Hank Steininger, chairman of the TechAmerica board of directors and managing partner of Grant Thornton’s Global Public Sector practice, in the statement.

“It is our board’s vision to leverage our strong leadership and teamwork between our two leaders to grow the TechAmerica Foundation as the natural complement to the consolidated organization,” he said.

Hansen has held executive management positions with AeA, AARP, Boeing Co. and General Dynamics Corp.

“With Chris Hansen’s proven leadership, TechAmerica Foundation is poised to become a force for innovative thinking about technology’s role in our economy and society,” said Varian Medical Systems President and CEO Tim Guertin, a member of TechAmerica Foundation’s board of directors and TechAmerica’s executive committee. “TechAmerica Foundation will build on its successes in federal market forecasting and leading industry analysis, while developing new marquis research programs.”

Bond, a former under secretary for technology at the Commerce Department, joined ITAA in 2006 as president and CEO. He previously served as director of federal public policy for the Hewlett-Packard Co., and was senior vice president for government affairs and treasurer of the Information Technology Industry Council.

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David Hubler is the former print managing editor for GCN and senior editor for Washington Technology. He is freelance writer living in Annandale, Va.

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