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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

MA – 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
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

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 MassTLC

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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