Over the last five years, the organization has put an added focus on female entrepreneurship and elevating the state’s reputation as a tech hub, as well as guiding local startups on how to build strong and sustainable business. All of this and more has taken place under the guidance of Julia Kanouse, the organization’s CEO.
But after nearly five years on the job, Kanouse is stepping down from the top role at the end of the month. A replacement for Kanouse hasn’t been chosen yet, but the ITA hopes to have the decision made by the end of January.
Kanouse is moving on to ISACA, a Schaumburg-based global IT association, where she will be running the firm’s membership business. She won’t be cutting her ITA ties completely, though; she is joining the organization’s board of directors.