Women in Technology elects new board of directors for 2016-2017 year

Women in Technology has announced its board of directors for the 2016-2017 year and has expanded its leadership team.

Kathryn Harris is now Women in Technology president. Harris, a principal counsel for RLG, has held a number of leadership positions with the organization, WIT said in a release.

The new board of directors includes:

2016-2017 Women in Technology Board

  • Kathryn Harris – President
  • Lisa Dezzutti – Immediate Past President
  • Trish Barber – President-Elect
  • Nicole Repass – Secretary
  • Leslie Bauer – Treasurer
  • Irene Lane – Programs Chair
  • Melissa Randolph – Membership Chair
  • Tonya Klause – Communications Chair
  • Dina Flynn – Sponsorship &Strategic Partners Chair
  • Janet Hall – Board Member at Large, Advocacy & Speakers Bureau
  • Denise Hart – Board Member at Large, Executive Development
  • Jean Orr – Board Member at Large, Member Development
  • Margo Dunn – Board Member at Large, Special Events
  • Angela Morrison – Board Member at Large, Emerging Leaders

Non-Voting Ex Officio:

  • Linda Zirkelbach – General Counsel
  • Marian McKee – STEM for Her Chair

2016-2017 Leadership Team

  • Jennifer Loytty – Advocacy Chair
  • Sharon Jackson – Advocacy Vice Chair
  • Felicia Thorpe – Communications Vice Chair, PR & Social Media
  • Lana Bian – Communications Vice Chair, Marketing Communications
  • Cara LaMaina – Communications Vice Chair, Social Media
  • Suzanne Porter-Kuchay – Cyber Security & Technology SIG, Chair
  • Mary-Lambert Rossi – Cyber Security & Technology SIG, Vice Chair
  • Jyoti Wadhwa – Executive Leadership, Chair
  • Laura Curtis – Executive Leadership, Vice Chair
  • Lynn Wasylina – Finance Committee, Vice Chair
  • Curlis Phillip – Girls in Technology Committee, Chair
  • Monica Dillingham – Girls in Technology Committee, Vice Chair
  • Daphne Wotherspoon, Job Fair, Chair
  • Melissa Mule – Leadership Awards, Chair
  • Maureen Thomas – Leadership Awards, Vice Chair Communications
  • Katie Junge – Leadership Awards, Vice Chair Social Media
  • Marguerete Luter – The Leadership Foundry, Chair
  • Vincette Goerl – The Leadership Foundry, Vice Chair
  • Haidee Calore – Membership Committee, Vice Chair Renewals
  • Cristina Rodrigues – Membership Committee, Vice Chair New Members
  • Belinda Collins – Mentorship Committee, Chair
  • Anna Colton – Mentorship Committee, Vice Chair
  • Heather Diehl – Programs, Vice Chair
  • Kristyn Jones – Speakers Bureau, Chair
  • Tamara Greenspan – Speakers Bureau, Vice Chair
  • Maureen Caulfield – Sponsorship & Strategic Partners Committee, Vice Chair
  • Michelle Durante – Sponsorship & Strategic Partners Committee, Vice Chair for Special Events
  • Michelle Smalls - Strategic Alliances, Vice Chair
  • Donna Hughes – Strategic Alliances, Vice Chair
  • Arti P. Varanasi – Women Business Owners, Special Interest Group Chair
  • Robin McDougal – Women Business Owners Special Interest Group Vice Chair
  • Cyrena Jackson – Workforce Development, Chair
  • Joolee, Tao – Workforce Development, Vice Chair
  • Camille Stewart – Young Professionals, Chair

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Mark Hoover is a senior staff writer with Washington Technology. You can contact him at, or connect with him on Twitter at @mhooverWT.

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