Board of Directors
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The ITA Board of Directors constitutes the very foundation of the organization and its success.
The ITA is guided by a Board of Directors with consistent oversight from an Executive Board. Day-to-day leadership of the ITA falls under the direction of its CEO, Julia Kanouse.

These leaders participate actively in the efforts of the ITA through counsel, networking and support of our member companies. Their passion for the technology industry in Illinois and ITA, coupled with their collective experiences, truly sets ITA membership benefits apart.

We thank them for their continued efforts and active participation. To learn more, read the ITA policies and governance.

Executive Board

Fred Hoch (Executive Chairman)
Co-Founder, TechNexus
Former CEO, ITA

Julia Kanouse
Chief Executive Officer
Illinois Technology Association (ITA)

Jeremie Bacon
CEO
Synap

Don DeLoach
Former, President and CEO
Infobright

Scott Epskamp
President and Co-Founder
Leapfrog Online

Jim Gagnard
Chairman
Vertex Analytics

Tina Gravel
SVP, Global Channels 
Cyxtera

Kayne Grau
President
DRIVIN

Chris Morgan 
Managing Partner
Lantern Partners

Members of the Board

Choon Auk Quek
Head of Cloud Platform
Google

Denise Bindelglass
Vice President, People and Culture
Dose

Anthony Bonaguro
Partner
Grant Thornton

Craig Bradley
Principal
Much Shelist

Ash ElDifrawi
Chief Commercial and Customer Experience Officer
Redbox

Elise Fleischaker
Vice President, Marketing
Trading Technologies

Laura Frerichs
Director, Research Park
University of Illinois

Andrew Goldstein
Partner
Freeborn & Peters LLP

Dennis Grunt
Director, Midwest Technology
Silicon Valley Bank

Todd Holmes
President and CEO
Liquidus Corporation

Terry Howerton
Founder
TechNexus

Joe Jablonski
Founder and CTO
Ocient

Stacey Kacek
CEO
Vertex Analytics

Dan Le
Partner
Deloitte

Jason Liu
Chief Executive Officer
The SAVO Group

Ryan Milligan
Partner
ParkerGale

John Morris
Former Chief Executive Officer
Cleversafe

Matt Nicklin
Managing Director
First Analysis

Jack Philbin
President and Co-Founder
Vibes Media

Sai Rangachari
Vice President, Card Technology
Capital One

Jon Schepke
Chief Executive Officer
SIM Partners

Eric Wasowicz
Advisor/Investor
Greenbrier Group

Emeritus Members of the Board

Bill Burke
President and CEO
Merit Solutions, Inc.

Bart Carlson
President and CEO
Napersoft, Inc.

Joe Fuller 
CFO and COO 
Digi-Me

Scott Glickson 
Partner 
McGuireWoods LLP

Bill Merchantz 
Retired CEO, Lakeview Technology, Inc. 
Independent

Jack Noonan
Former President and CEO, SPSS
Independent

Dick Reck 
President 
Business Strategy Advisors, LLC

Peter Tapling
CRO
Early Warning Services, LLC

James Treleaven
President and CEO
VIA Strategy Group

Kevin Williams 
Regional Manager 
Metaswitch Networks

Scott Woodard 
Chairman and CEO 
ShowingTime.com

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