Florida’s largest and most influential technology association will pursue a new direction
TAMPA, Fla. (April 23, 2014) –The Tampa Bay Technology Forum (TBTF) today announced that Heather Kenyon, who served as its President and CEO, has left the organization. The decision, made by the TBTF Board of Directors’ Executive Committee and Kenyon, is part of an ongoing evolution in the organization’s direction. Kenyon will pursue her own entrepreneurial interests and Chase Stockon, CEO of Panther International and TBTF chairman, will jointly oversee the daily operations of the organization with officers and staff until an interim leader is named.
“The Tampa Bay Technology Forum is changing to better meet the expectations of our member companies, increase the value we deliver to them, and provide better statewide, national and international visibility to the region’s technology sector,” said Stockon. “Heather has served this organization and our technology community well. She shepherded key workforce initiatives that are addressing major talent issues our industry is facing. We have no doubt that she will be very successful in her next role.”
A TBTF board retreat and strategic planning session is planned to reassess the mission and vision of the organization, restructure it, update its bylaws, establish fixed alliances with other entities, and establish new programs, activities, events and communications that will drive greater value to its members.
About Tampa Bay Technology Forum
Founded in 2000, the Tampa Bay Technology Forum (TBTF) is a non-profit membership association committed to connecting and growing the technology community in Tampa Bay. TBTF’s 300+ member companies represent technology companies, entrepreneurs, business and community leaders, investors, government representatives, researchers and educators. For more information, visit www.tbtf.org.