As we start this New Year with an invigoration and recommitment to community outreach, TAG has undergone changes to its Board composition as we say a huge thank you to two departing Board members, we welcome a new Board officer and announce a newly elected Vice President.
Last month Kamira Rea tendered her resignation from TAG’s Board. Kamira, a Software Developer at Faithlife, was a vital contributor to TAG and volunteered on the Board for 3 years. During her tenure, Kamira was TAG’s Vice President and Chair and also chaired our Tech Bash Scholarship Fundraiser committee and was the chair for our Women in Tech group.
It’s great to know that Kamira’s time at TAG was gratifying and enabled her to learn more about our local tech community:
“I really enjoyed getting to know and work with passionate community leaders who are invested in TAG, those who serve on the board and also those who serve in other ways. I learned a lot about what the technology means to different aspects of our community and how that diversity represents the strength of the TAG community. As with any board member my time was filled with challenges and successes, but I’m grateful to have had the opportunity to help shape TAG.”
On behalf of the Board and staff at TAG thank you, Kamira, for the time, energy and expertise you contributed to TAG! We are sad to see you go but are glad that TAG made an impact – both personally and professionally.
TAG is also farewelling Bill Miller, who will not be seeking re-election at TAG’s spring member meeting. Bill has been a TAG officer for more than two years and has been a huge asset as the chair of TAG’s Economic Development outreach Committee (TEDO) for over 3 years.
When asked what he’s enjoyed about his time with TAG, Bill replied that: “It’s the people I’ve gotten to work with and know. I definitely feel part of a vibrant and growing community. Working on economic development (TEDO) has reconnected me with people I’d lost contact with in Seattle (thank you LinkedIn).”
Bill commented on how the appeal of doing business in Bellingham is changing: “I think the awareness of Bellingham as a potential expansion site or as a great place to move or start a small business has increased in Seattle and beyond due to TEDO’s efforts. I also think that TAG and TEDO helped focus the Port, City and County on the need for a professional economic development effort.”
TAG is excited to announce the election of Ray Kubista to the TAG Board. Ray is the Dean of Professional Technical Education at Bellingham Technical College. TAG now has three of our region’s colleges – BTC, WCC and WWU – represented on its Board.
We are also happy to announce that Michael Gan from Interconnect Systems, who has been on TAG’s Board for a year, is TAG’s newly elected Vice President. Michael is focussed on community building, outreach, events and also leads TAG’s Membership Committee.
Find out more info about our Board members on our website and stay tuned for information about our upcoming annual TAG Member Meeting.